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Swiss Quality – what does it mean?

Our experience of sponsoring SWISSED18 in Zürich.
By Mike Johnson, 27/10/2018

SWISSED is the Swiss Systems Engineering Day 2018 directed by SSSE, the Swiss chapter of INCOSE. If you’re reading this, you’re quite possibly a Systems…

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Configuration Management Strategies

Integrate flexibility, handle complex projects with The Trailing Baseline.
By Seb Klabes, 6/10/2018

The engineering design process converts conceptual ideas into configuration items. These configuration items represent the design solution. Different project lifecycles place unique demands on this…

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SWISSED 18 - Celebrating 5 Years!

A letter from Mike Johnson (SE-Training Co-Founder and Presenter)
By Mike Johnson, 1/8/2018

This year, we are proud Gold Sponsors of SWISSED for the 3rd year running! SWISSED18 is our fifth consecutive annual Systems Engineering symposium. This is no…

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Project Managers' Essentials

Why PM principles are relevant to Systems Engineers.
By Piet Belgraver, 12/7/2018

I'm an engineer! What has Project Management got to do with me?! At some point Development / Analysis Engineers, Verification and Validation Leads and Systems Engineers will…

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IEEE SoSE Paris - Our Take-Away

Paris was, indeed, a good idea.
3/7/2018

SoSE in Paris: Our Take-Away This year, we were proud sponsors of System of Systems Engineering conference. The theme this year was “Systems of Systems Management…

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Customer Journey Mapping

A user-centred approach in B2B processes.
By Shaun West, 2/7/2018

Customer Journey Mapping is a customer-centred approach (typically found in B2C settings) that creates a useful framework to improve customer interactions from the pre-sales stage,…

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Servitization: An Introduction

From product to service - shift your business for added value.
By Shaun West, 20/6/2018

Servitization is a transformation journey - it involves firms (often manufacturing firms) developing the capabilities they need to provide services and solutions that supplement their…

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Systems Engineering Foundations

Build strong foundations, be better at what you do.
By Mike Johnson, 20/6/2018

SE Training's three-day Foundation Course is very much at the core of our educational and professional development services. The Foundation Course is designed to…

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Improving the Results of Reviews and Inspections

People make mistakes. Don't let it cost you a fortune.
By Niels Malotaux, 20/6/2018

People make mistakes. We are people. So, if we completed a document, plan, design, model, code, contract, and the like, there are still issues. If…

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Quality on Time.

The right results, at the right time. Every time.
By Niels Malotaux, 20/6/2018

How to deliver the right results, at the right time. No excuses needed. Of course, the projects you’re in are always delivered successfully and on…

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Solving MBSE Adoption Challenges

Transform your game with a human-centred approach
By Mohammad Chami, 14/3/2018

Systems Engineering process lifecycle activities performed by systems engineers can be distinguished into two distinct methods: Document-Based Systems Engineering (DBSE) and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).…

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Technical Problem Solving - Stay Ahead of Complexity

Be prepared for 2020 and Beyond!
By Mike Johnson, 7/2/2018

The meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos is a reminder of a key statement made in 2016 with respect to the future of…

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British Airways' IT System Crash

It's just the tip of the iceberg for companies who have underestimated the complexity in today's technical systems.
By Mike Johnson, 1/2/2018

Experts are predicting that BA’s recent IT system failure may cost the airline in excess of £100 million. Savvy IT managers of companies around the…

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Acoustics Systems Engineering

The Science of Sound and Silence
By Nick Eaton, 18/1/2018

Acoustics generally means sound. When we talk about noise, it's unwanted sound that we need to reduce. People are sensitive to sound and too much…

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Why you should combine design thinking and systems thinking in front end innovation

Differentiate in the process of growth
By Patrick Link, 21/12/2017

The early stages of an innovation process are often called Front End Innovation, Upstream or Upfront Innovation or Pre-Development-Phase. They are characterized by the ambiguity,…

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Systems Reliability

4 Reasons why you should invest in systems behaviour analysis
By Seb Klabes, 30/11/2017

Reliability is one of the most, if not the most important quality attribute of a system; customers rank the reliability of their cars frequently as…

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Über Referenda!

How could a systems approach help?
By Mike Johnson, 25/10/2017

As Transport for London’s (TfL) ban on Über comes into effect, there appear to be quite polarised views for and against this somewhat disruptive taxi…

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If you think Systems Safety is expensive, try an accident

Why should we improve our systems safety thinking?
By Jim Mateer, 22/8/2017

"Tesla driver dies in first fatal crash while using autopilot mode" – The Guardian As engineers and managers, technology and the endless possibilities it brings to…

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Why you should become a systems thinker

Systems Thinking with Dr. Joseph Kasser
By Joe Kasser, 1/4/2017

You become a more proficient problem solver. Systems thinkers see things from different perspectives which allows them to identify issues other people cannot. Traditional systems…

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Engineering: Simplicity in Complexity

By Seb Klabes, 16/1/2017

I recently came across the article from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). I believe the article does a good job in identifying twelve megatrends for…

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