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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)

Agile and Lean Systems Engineering

Agile is a common paradigm, in particular, in software development. However, it is also applied outside the software world in other engineering disciplines, or any other kind of organizational unit.

There are many different opinions on what it means to be agile. I will spend no effort arguing who is right or wrong and will just give my understanding of agile.

First, agile is an English word that means to be able to move quickly and easily (Oxford Dictionary Online,, accessed 2017). In the context of software engineering, the Agile Manifesto for Software Development defines what it means to be agile (Agile Manifesto for Software Development.

The Agile Manifesto for Software Development was published by several well-known engineering experts (mainly in software) in 2001. It is not a definition of a term or a process. It postulates 4 values and 12 principles. Organizations or teams that follow those values...