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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 Context of the New Engineering Game

Markets are changing dramatically. Some engineers think that they have no significant impact on their work, and that market stuff is for managers and business people. However, they are wrong!

The classical engineering world does not work well with the new challenges posed by complex and dynamic markets. Job descriptions are changing, new kinds of jobs are being created, entirely new development disciplines are emerging, and markets are requesting increasingly innovative products. Innovation and complexity are intertwined.

This chapter reveals the changes that are having a significant impact on engineering disciplines. First, we touch upon globalization in the Globalization section, an unstoppable megatrend that has changed, and is continuing to change, nearly every aspect of our lives.

Mega challenges include the dynamics and complexities of markets, products, and engineering organizations. The next section, Complexity and Dynamics, explains...