The development of large, complex, software-intensive hardware systems has become extremely challenging for systems engineers. Some examples are virtually all modern military systems, commercial automotive and aeronautical industries, even medical devices, each containing an extensive set of interconnected, software-driven electrical and mechanical components and are digitally connected to the outside world. This course will show you how to effectively lead teams capable of addressing this complexity using deliberate, incremental learning intervals throughout the system’s development and improvement lifecycles. You will explore how to successfully lead your team in executing these learning intervals using Agile methods, modular hardware and software architectures, integrated descriptive and analytic modeling, Lean and Design Thinking all integrated with the foundational principles of systems engineering. This course will show you how the increasingly ubiquitous, cross-industry digital transformation supports these learning intervals using Digital Threads, Digital Twins and development pipelines called DEVSECOPS. All of the lectures in this course are available asynchronously as recorded videos along with a textbook and other learning material. This course’s most popular feature has been highly collaborative teamwork requiring some Zoom-based student/instructor conferences. During these conferences, student teams present their work to other student teams and instructor(s) in highly engaged, spirited discussions.
EN.645.662 Introduction to Systems Engineering
Agile Systems Engineering
01/22/2024 - 05/07/2024