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A Ten Point Guide for Streamlining Product Development with Systems Engineering

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Tech-Clarity Spotlight: A Ten Point Guide for Streamlining Product Development with Systems Engineering offers ten practical suggestions that manufacturers can use to improve product development for the increasing number of products that rely on embedded software.

Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report title above to download the full PDF for more details (free of charge, no registration required). Special thanks to IBM for sponsoring the distribution of this research.

You might also be interested in viewing the Dr. Dobb’s Webcast – Ten Point Guide to Streamlining Product Development with Systems Engineering with Tech-Clarity and IBM.

The Systems Engineering Imperative

Tech-Clarity research shows that manufacturers have grown the amount of software in their products, the importance of product software, and the level of innovation driven by software over the last five years. Products that combine mechanical, electrical, and software are compelling, but add tremendous product development complexity leading to quality issues, poor productivity, and delayed time to market. Tech-Clarity offers the following ten tips to help companies overcome these challenges by streamlining product development using systems engineering best practices:

  • Start with Requirements
  • Take Time for Conceptual Design
  • Optimize the Architecture
  • Reuse at all Levels of Design
  • Simulate the System
  • Manage Change
  • True Transparency
  • Track and Trace it All
  • Validate and Verify with the V
  • Manage Configurations Continuously

 

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