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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)

Interdisciplinary Engineering

The development of systems often requires profound software engineering capabilities, as well as capabilities to engineer the physical thing itself; typically, electrical and mechanical engineering capabilities. Moreover, several specialty engineering disciplines are safety or domain-specific, including medical, optical, and biological engineering.

Although there is always a need for improvement, specific engineering disciplines are not the weak spot on the new engineering playing field.

There was a time when each engineering discipline built their own artifact, before being assembled to form the complete system, with some manageable interfaces between the respective artifacts. The increased complexity of products and markets no longer fits the strict separation of the engineering disciplines. It requires a more holistic approach to master systems and to provide the right solutions for the right problems.

1 plus 1 is no longer 2. 1 plus 1 equals 3, and the best...