We build and animate interview/workshops with different teams on engineering phases (mission analysis, requirements definition, architecture definition…, validation) and highlight issues and recurring costs.
After feedback with teams we suggest improvements and investigate on applicability according to deployment cost and expected returns at short and long term.
Both deployment cost and expected returns (quantitative metrics) are then discussed/challenged with operational teams and managers and priorities are set.
We conclude with a proposal about efforts and planning to deploy most urgent/useful improvements in customer environment.
After first process analysis we perform comparison with engineering standards like ISO 15288 or domain specific like SAE ARP475Aa/DO178C or ECSS or ISO26262 and highlight major deviations (split of one process into several ones, merge several processes, remove some requirements or key activities…
After discussing with deviations (some might be justified) and about global engineering policy and strategy we provide recommendations on alignement with standard or keeping some deviations
We provide formal description of processes through standard Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN).
With process modelling it becomes possible to generate a web site from model and then provide immediate and easy access to all system engineers with navigation inside and between processes by simple click on activities and artefacts.
It becomes also possible to generate reports on effective usage of processes and to check completeness and consistency.
Once processes have been analysed and updated to better conform to company engineering strategy and engineering standards, it is important to ensure their adoption.
We build and deliver dedicated process training with pilot example coming from your company.
Training concerns process use in an effective way (through method and tools in your environment) but can also concern process maintenance (how to manage your processes to ease their maintenance).
Here is a training agenda on 2 days about introduction to Systems Engineering based on ISO/IEC 15288:2015 engineering standard:
Introduction to Systems Engineering – 2 days