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The New Engineering Game

Strategies for smart product engineering

Author: Tim Weilkiens, Published on 30-Aug-2019, Language: English

Description

Adapt to a world of digitalization and get ready to become a successful player in the new engineering game

Key Features

  • Discover what the fourth industrial revolution is all about
  • Explore the new engineering game through the context of globalization, craftsmanship, and interdisciplinary engineering
  • Develop strategies to improve the engineering of products with functional architecture, lean systems engineering, and more

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • Deal with the challenges of Conway’s Law
  • Explore domains from different viewpoints with the Cynefin framework
  • Use the Business Model Canvas (BMC) to view your business model in one chart
  • Use the Business Model Navigator (BMN) to elaborate your business model
  • Get an overview of REThink 4.0
  • Discover how to apply the principles of the Agile Manifesto for Software Development in your projects

Who this book is for

This book is for those of you who want to want to gear up for the ever-evolving and dynamic environment that has come into play with digitalization. Anyone who wants to create industry-grade applications using smart product engineering techniques will find this book useful. To grasp all that has been explained in this book, all you need is a knowledge-seeking attitude.

Tim Weilkiens

Tim Weilkiens is a member of the executive board of the German consulting company oose, a consultant and trainer, lecturer of master courses, publisher, book author, and active member of the OMG and INCOSE community. Tim has written sections of the initial SysML specification and is still active in the ongoing work on SysML v1, and the next generation SysML v2. He is involved in many MBSE activities and you can meet him on several conferences about MBSE and related topics. As a consultant, he has advised a lot of companies from different domains. The insights into their challenges are one source of his experience that he shares in his books and presentations. Tim has written many books about modeling including Systems Engineering with SysML (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008) and Model-Based System Architecture (Wiley, 2015). He is the editor of the pragmatic and independent MBSE methodology SYSMOD – the Systems Modeling Toolbox.