Systems Engineering

cloudpowerEnterprise Systems Engineering (ESE) focuses on integrating various engineering sub-systems and principles into a complete system. ESE accomplishes all of the tasks of “traditional” systems engineering, and is further informed by an expansive view of the context (political, operational, economic, technological, interacting systems, etc.) in which the systems are being developed, acquired, modified, maintained, or disposed.

ESE may be required when a certain complexity (due to scale, uncontrollable interdependencies, or other uncertainties) breaks down the assumptions upon which textbook systems engineering is based, such as requirements being relatively stable and well-understood, a system configuration that can be controlled, and a small, discernible set of stakeholders.