Assessment and Tailoring of Technical Processes: A Practioners Experience

David Ward*, Harsha Vardhan Pichika, Monica Rossi, Brendan Patrick Sullivan

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This paper is the second part of a four-part series concerning the development and deployment of Systems Engineering. In this paper we tackle the technical processes and the requirements from three key and recognized systems engineering documents respectively, ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, ISO/IEC/IEEE 29148 and the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook. The authors explain, adapt and then exploit a suite of tools and methods including IPOs (Inputs-Processes-Outputs), ConOps, Requirements specification documents, to develop an approach that concludes with a ‘Technical Processes Matrix’ and tailoring framework. This suite is exercised within the context of product development processes (PDP) of complex systems. The paper concludes with several key findings to explain the challenges faced by organizations when developing and deploying SE with special emphasis on process assessment and SE relevant
process tailoring.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIISE 2018
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th INCOSE Italia Conference on Systems Engineering Rome, Italy, November 28-30, 2018
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventINCOSE Italia Conference on Systems Engineering, CIISE 2018 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 28 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


ConferenceINCOSE Italia Conference on Systems Engineering, CIISE 2018
Abbreviated titleCIISE


  • Systems Engineering
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 29148
  • INCOSE SE handbook
  • Tailoring
  • IPO
  • ConOps
  • OpsCon
  • Technical Processes Matrix


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