Systems Engineering Processes Are . . .
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Systems Engineering Processes are…
Crazy difficult! Why? So many people, so little time! So much regulation, so little control! So many teams, so little communication!
Systems Engineering Processes are hard to define, and even harder to put in to practice. Many companies use tools like Excel, Visio, and Word to “model” the process. They put it on the wall. They put them in books. And they hope someone follows it. Process enactment can be a bigger challenge than process modeling.
In this increasing complex world where software is becoming more prevalent in our product development, the demands upon systems engineering processes are many. Expertise, creativity, timing, diversity of challenges – all are components of process trials and tribulations in systems engineering. These factors can increase costs and time to market if not managed properly. And being out of compliance is another problem altogether.
Because this landscape is so difficult, we’ve partnered with Method Park, one of our Rational Ecosystem strategic partners. They’ve created a process management solution called Stages that integrates with Rational Team Concert. Stages models, RTC enacts. The blend of expertise from Method Park with the power of RTC helps process managers know that the processes they’ve created comply with industry standards, company standards, and are readily implemented in practice.
We’d like to start a process-focused dialogue in this forum. Tools matter, but process management is equally critical on the path to a successful product design and launch. What do you think? What process challenges do you face in your software and systems engineering product development environment? My friend Duncan Seidler of Method Park will help me engage with you on this topic! :-) Come talk with us!
Method Park is the creator of Stages, an industry-leading process management tool in the systems environment. The Stages and RTC integration combines the process management of Stages with the application lifecycle management capabilities of RTC. Together Stages and RTC ensure efficient compliance with industry standards and best practices, such as CMMI, Automotive SPICE, ISO; 26262, IEC 62304, DO-178/254. Create an environment to define, manage and execute software engineering; processes across product development with a solid framework for process improvement. Questions? email Duncan at dunc