A lot of us have heard the term “Systems Engineering” bandied about. Some say, with a smile, that it is an “aha moment” when they see it used properly within an enterprise. Others ask “why all this formality? It will stifle creativity.” Not many of us know what it means, much less that when it is used properly it is a golden tool of discipline that ensures amazing performance and exceptional customer satisfaction. Not many have lived the process and seen the benefits.
Systems Engineering is widely used in the defense industry. Therefore, reference documents from the Defense Acquisition University are great resources.