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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)

Complex Product Engineering

This section presents a general-purpose methodology for the development of complex products. For sure, it is not possible to give a complete and detailed step-by-step development procedure that is valid and effective for all domains and organizations. The methodology provided in this section only describes a toolset of the essential steps at a high level of abstraction.

You should not miss these essential steps in an engineering project. That is why they are called essential. You have high degrees of freedom regarding which level of detail and format you perform them, and of course, you must add more steps that are specific to your domain and engineering style.

Figure 4.23 depicts the outcomes of the steps as a concept model (see also the Business Motivation Model section):

Figure 4.23: SYSMOD outcomes

The methodology is derived from the SYSMOD methodology (Tim Weilkiens. SYSMOD – The Systems Modeling Toolbox. 2nd edition. MBSE4U. 2016). SYSMOD...