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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)

Base Architecture

The base architecture covers architectural, technical, and organizational decisions that are preset for a product or service development project (Tim Weilkiens, Jesko G. Lamm, Stephan Roth, Markus Walker. Model-Based System Architecture. Wiley. 2015).

Nearly no development project starts from scratch. A car has four wheels, an aircraft two wings, and a smartphone has a touch display. These are technical decisions that are typically not part of the design space but are already fixed at the beginning of the project as part of the requirements.

The base architecture sets this starting point and opens or narrows the design space for the system or service in development.

Figure 4.18 shows the sketch of a base architecture of a forest fire detection system (FFDS) taken from the book Model-Based System Architecture (Tim Weilkiens, Jesko G. Lamm, Stephan Roth, Markus Walker. Model-Based System Architecture. Wiley. 2015):

Figure 4.18: Sketch of the base architecture of...