The Hand-off Between Systems & Software Engineering


The purpose of Systems Engineering is to specify the overall system that the downstream teams build. Traditionally, Systems Engineers provided the specifications as text-based documents – documents such as Concepts of Operations, System-Subsystems Design Specification, Systems Requirements Specification , Software Requirements Specifications, and Interface Requirements Specifications. Many Systems Engineering organizations moved to modeling the system in SysML, but the mechanisms for passing these model based specifications to the software development teams did not change.

This webinar shows one way for improving the hand-off of the specification while still meeting both the intent and the letter of existing contracts.

The process looks at the artifacts most useful to the downstream receivers of the information and emphasizes building a Systems model that highlights these hand-off artifacts. The process also explains how to build the Systems Engineering lifecycle into the overall project development lifecycle to improve communications and timeliness of delivery.

We have helped our clients:
  • Increase productivity by 25-75%
  • Reduce development costs by 50-60%
  • Accelerate time to market by 20-40%

SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.

David McMunn
Director of COE, Fannie Mae

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