Maturity curve of Systems Engineering
de Souza, Roy Alphonso.
Langford, Gary Oliver
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Systems Engineering is a profession, a philosophy and a discipline that adopts an iterative and parallel problem identification and solution seeking process, coupled with a collaborative and integrated multi-disciplinary approach. It involves the lifecycle view of deriving functional solutions to the identified problems of the whole system and its dependants. The end state is in the satisfaction of the requirements, timeline and budget by the stakeholders. Systems Engineering requires the Systems Engineer to possess a series of traits that are academically and experientially acquired. The thesis looked at capturing these traits required via fuzzy logic scales and learning curve. The key observation was in the emphasis and need for certain traits at various levels of experience in the maturity cycle of a systems engineer. Learning curves were plotted to understand some of these traits. The experiential fuzzy logic scale developed was used to draw a relation to traits as desired in an employment of a Systems Engineer. Using the studies from the literature reviews on learning curves, various learning curves were obtained for selected traits. For the differences in the start point, i.e. when these traits are desired in an employment of a Systems Engineer, there is a relationship between the power and coefficient of the curves to the start point.
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