The world is changing and we, along with the Systems Engineering discipline, have to change as well. So, we introduce new processes and tools like Agile, MBSE, and SysML. For many years, these have been hot topics in our community and have demonstrated an upward trend. However, systems engineering is more than just processes and tools, and systems engineers should be more than process heroes, tool jugglers, and SysML gurus. Systems Engineering is a profession that requires skills, knowledge, and passion. The work of a systems engineer is not just a means to an end; it is a mindset and a long journey to mastery.
Systems Engineering Craftmanship is the ability to optimize skills, attitude, and humanity for systems engineering. A craftsperson has the desire to do a job well for its own sake. Thus, they rule the processes and tools – not vice versa. Most engineers can make any process work, but the best process will fail if the people involved do not have the skills.
This talk is a call for more craftsmanship in systems engineering. We will also look at current trends like agile and MBSE from the craftmanship perspective.
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Keynote auf der SWISSED-Konferenz, 3. September 2018 in Zürich