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The New Engineering Game

By : Tim Weilkiens
Book Image

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)

REThink 4.0

Requirements engineering is a crucial part of the success of a project. We have known that for decades. Nevertheless, many projects still fail due to problems with requirements. It is time for a different type of requirements engineering: rethinking and adopting a new paradigm

Requirements are often neglected in projects. They have an unagile, bureaucratic feel, and the rush-to-product syndrome puts the focus on tasks that create "real" outcomes, that is, visible, working product parts and features.

On the other hand, projects fail because they spend too much time on requirements. In the end, you do not sell a perfect requirement specification. Only the product counts. As always, the world is not black and white.

On the new engineering playing field, a fundamental problem with requirements is the strong focus on text. That makes it nearly impossible, and, in any case, takes a lot of effort to manage hundreds or thousands of text fragments in a complex and dynamic environment...