Systems Engineering

We Develop – with System and Requirements Management

Our world is becoming more and more networked and complex; even products that appear simple must now have comprehensive functions. This is clearly illustrated by the example of a bollard: In the past it could be swivelled by hand, today it can be controlled and lowered by means of smart solutions.

The increasing complexity is aptly summarised by keywords such as 'digital transformation' and 'Industry 4.0'. In order to cope with the increasing complexity in product development regardless of the industry, invenio uses 'methodical systems engineering'.

The complexity of products and projects is constantly increasing and only a continuous development process leads to an efficient approach to a technical solution as well as a system-supported verifiability of the requirements. This is where systems engineering comes in: we work with you to determine the current position of your organisation and look at your mission statement, your goals and the way you work together. We also analyse your environment: we identify your customers as well as your competitors, your biggest challenges and consider the legal framework. With this basis, we can derive specific fields of action and work out together with you how you can most effectively implement elements of systems engineering in your organisation. We accompany you during the implementation of the measures and their evaluation to ensure that the tools used also achieve the desired results and that countermeasures can be initiated at an early stage if necessary.

Master complexity, minimise risks and act efficiently with systems engineering – that is our motto!

Methods

Based on our deep understanding of methods in systems and requirements engineering, we offer you customised training in our coaching. The focus is always on developing suitable methods for you so that we can create the necessary added value for your development.

Tools

Independent of the Tool provider, we accompany you with comprehensive advice in the selection of the software for systems engineering that suits you best. In addition, our broad knowledge in this field allows us to explain the programme functions in detail.

You can find all information about our coaching services here.

Processes

We support you in process analysis and optimisation. This is based on our broad knowledge of classical procedures according to the V-model or agile procedures according to SCRUM. We also offer you support in carrying out assessments or implementing processes for the development of Safety critical systems.

What Is Model-Based Systems Engineering?

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) helps engineers to have an overview of complex systems as a whole and to develop an optimal solution for the requirements of all stakeholders. In contrast to document-based systems engineering, MBSE integrates the system information in central digital system models and links them together.

Systems Engineering captures all requirements and links them to the context and system components.

All functionalities and development steps are documented and thus always traceable.

MBSE also displays models graphically and connects model elements with each other using standardised systems (SysML/UML).

MBSE also displays models graphically and connects model elements with each other using standardised systems (SysML/UML).

The graphical display supports communication, facilitates fault finding and promotes the discovery of further innovative solutions.

The models created provide a basis for testing, verification and simulation using digital twins at an early stage of the project.

Advantages of Model-Based Development

  • Mastering the complexity of the individual product modules and interfaces

  • Early availability and reuse of development artefacts

  • Reduce non-conformance costs through early validation

  • Automated document development from the model

  • Traceability of requirements, system architectures and security classifications


FAQ Systems Engineering

Systems engineering has established itself over decades in those industries where the interrelationships are complex or safety-critical and errors lead to high costs. Today, the systems engineering approach can be used for all product and system developments. The focus is on the methods, tools and processes as well as their interconnection in the project. In this way, systems engineering provides a holistic, multidisciplinary and collaborative basis for the development, design and production of complex products.

For us, systems engineering is more than just an intelligent approach: it is a multi-faceted solution for complex technical products to manage the requirements of various stakeholders in an agile manner and to keep them in focus throughout the entire product development process. Systems engineering guarantees the adequate integration of all necessary engineering disciplines such as mechanics, electronics or software as well as the consideration of all external and internal interfaces. We work according to the following motto: Master complexity, minimise risks.

Nowadays, projects and products are becoming more complex and project teams are more international and interdisciplinary, which requires much more coordination between the participants. In addition, changes to the product are the order of the day, whether due to customer requirements or regular changes to local and global legal frameworks and regulations. Only a continuous development process allows an efficient approach to the technical solution as well as a system-based verifiability of the requirements. Systems engineering encompasses all these aspects: With a common system model, errors can be detected and avoided at an early stage through interdisciplinary and structured work as well as close interlocking with all responsible stakeholders.

Starting with the initial idea and task definition, through targeted development, operation and the end-of-life phase, we support you in precisely defining and documenting all development steps. All process steps of the product life cycle are included.

Projects and products are becoming more complex and project teams are operating more internationally and interdisciplinarily, which requires significantly more coordination.

Changes are the order of the day, whether due to customer requirements or regular changes in local and global legal frameworks and regulations. Only a continuous development process allows an efficient approach to the technical solution as well as a system-based verifiability of the requirements.

Systems engineering encompasses all these aspects and thus offers an increase in efficiency and quality with significantly fewer error corrections.

In addition to many other uncertainties, projects contain three risks from the very beginning that can lead to failure:

  • Missing or incomplete requirements

  • Incorrect and/or inconsistent requirements

  • Continuously changing requirements

At the latest during the development of product variants, complete documentation of all requirements and process steps is essential to ensure variant management and reusability of designs and products.

In complex projects, many important components of the development are quickly overlooked. Questions about functional safety, development tools, development processes, etc. require comprehensive knowledge and experience. invenio Systems Engineering supports you in all project steps that arise:

  • Implementation: Our qualified employees draw on their experience from various industries and know the common thread you need to steer all project participants with their tasks and framework conditions.

  • Tools: Our employees have extensive experience with common software solutions, such as IBM Rational Jazz Platform with DOORS and Siemens Polarion, als well as tools like Magic Draw or Enterprise Architect. This enables them to quickly familiarise themselves with existing software structures or to advixe you comprehensively and independently of the tool provider when introducing software.

  • Technical consulting: In the areas of requirements engineering and requirements management, we also support you in an advisory capacity when creating system architectures and linking them to the requirements. Learn more about our technical consulting services.

  • Project support: If necessary, we support you in the implementation of systems engineering with technically experienced personnel. Find out more about project support here.

  • Further training: We not only regularly train our employees, but also offer this service to external participants. Find out more about further training here.


Trust in our competence and experience in Systems Engineering!

Your Contact Person

Ingo Paech

Managing Director

invenio Systems Engineering GmbH
Hermann-Hollerith-Straße 1
68163 Mannheim

Contact me
T +49 (621) 490887-77

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