Systems engineering management is a multifunctional process that
integrates life cycle functions, the systems engineering problem-solving
process, and progressive baselining.
The systems engineering process is a problem-solving process that
drives the balanced development of system products and
Integrated Product Teams should apply the systems engineering process
to develop a life cycle balanced-design solution.
The systems engineering process is applied to each level of
development, one level at a time.
Fundamental systems engineering activities are Requirements Analysis,
Functional Analysis/Allocation, and Design Synthesis, all of which are
balanced by System Analysis and Control.
Baseline phasing provides for an increasing level of descriptive detail
of the products and processes with each application of the systems
Baselining in a nut shell is a concept description that leads to a
system definition which, in turn, leads to component definitions, and then
to component designs, which finally lead to a product.
The output of each application of the systems engineering process is a
major input to the next process