Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how to design and manage complex engineering systems over their life cycles. Issues such as requirements management, reliability, logistics, coordination of different teams, testing and evaluation, reliability, maintainability and many other disciplines necessary for successful system development, design, implementation, and ultimate decommission become more difficult when dealing with large or complex projects. Portland Engineering Systems Engineering services deal with work-processes, optimization methods, and risk management tools in such projects. They overlap technical and human-centered disciplines such as control engineering, industrial engineering, software engineering, organizational studies, and project management. At PEI, Systems Engineering ensures that all likely aspects of a project or system are considered, and integrated into a whole.
The systems engineering process is a discovery process that is quite unlike a manufacturing process. A manufacturing process is focused on repetitive activities that achieve high quality outputs with minimum cost and time. The systems engineering process must begin by discovering the real problem that needs to be solved; the biggest failure that can be made in systems engineering is finding an elegant solution to the wrong problem.
The need for systems engineering arose with the increase in complexity of systems and projects in turn exponentially increasing the possibility of component friction, and therefore the unreliability of the design. PEI Systems Engineering focuses on analyzing and eliciting customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem as well as the system lifecycle.
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