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The New Engineering Game

By : Tim Weilkiens
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The New Engineering Game

By: Tim Weilkiens

Overview of this book

Organizations today face an increasingly complex and dynamic environment, whatever their market. This change requires new systems that are built on the foundation of a new kind of engineering and thinking. The New Engineering Game closes the gap between high-level reflections about digitalization and daily engineering methods and tools. The book begins by describing the first three industrial revolutions and their consequences, and by predicting the fourth industrial revolution. Considering the fourth industrial revolution, it explains the need for a new kind of engineering. The later chapters of the book provide valuable principles, patterns, methods, and tools that engineering organizations can learn and use to succeed on the playfield of digitalization. By the end of the book, you’ll have all the information you need to understand the various concepts to take your first steps towards the world of digitalization.
Table of Contents (5 chapters)

The Industrial Revolutions

"A revolution is a dramatic and wide-reaching change in conditions, attitudes, or operation" (Oxford Dictionary Online,, accessed 2019). People and organizations that don't align with change don't have a good chance of surviving. When most people think of revolutions, they think about a forcible overthrow that happened many years ago, such as the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution on July 14, 1789 (see Figure 2.1):

Figure 2.1: Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789

Nowadays, we still have revolutions. Consider, for example, the Arab Spring in the early 2010s, which affected Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Bahrain (Jason Brownlee, Tarek Masoud, and Andrew Reynolds. The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. Oxford University Press. 2015).

Changing our focus from politics and overthrows of governments to the industry and engineering domains, we can also find technological...