Traditional systems engineering, derived from the aerospace and defense industry, is often quite “heavy”: designed for large projects and for “contracts” where there is a single customer and time to market is not as critical as satisfying the agreed upon contract.
I take a pragmatic approach to using simple tools to maximize the business value of the program development work and ensure predictable execution.
This is done primarily through two working sessions where the design team, together with key program leaders, work together to define the system design strategy up-front and then, prior to the program commitment to delivery date, work together to define an integration and test strategy.
The workshops are supplemented by up-front training and sustained by coaching sessions afterward. The basic training is minimal (hours, not days per topic), but can be scaled up to be more intensive if desired. The assumption is that we build on your existing processes and training.
The approach is tailored to your specific culture, processes, and program challenges…the workshops address your technical challenges (not a generic example project) and the agenda is tailored after interviews with your stakeholders.
Our engagement would begin with a short investigation phase where your current processes are understood and the program and business stakeholders are interviewed. A more detailed proposal for next steps would be presented describing the training and workshop strategy. Various extensions to cover specific systems engineering processes can be included in this second stage or proposed for a potential third stage.
Fixed price and hourly options are available.