A Lean Approach to Improving SE Visibility in Large Operational Systems EvolutionStart Date: 2018-08-20
End Date: 2018-08-20
Event: 23rd Annual INCOSE International Symposium
Dr. Jo Ann Lane
Dr. Raymond Madachy
Dr. Richard Turner
It is often difficult to understand the status of capability development in large operational systems. Schedules are rarely stable. This isdue tofactors such as:the size and complexity of capabilities; unexpected changes in priorities; depth of supplierchains; variety and availability of special engineering resources; contract structure; and the inherently complex nature of such operations. Lean approaches use the concepts of work in progress (WIP)and capacityto maximize flow through a process. Under certain circumstances, these concepts can be applied to systems engineering and development processes. This paper describes an example implementation of the concept in a large health caresystemof systems. To enhance both visibility and flow, the approach utilizes visualization techniques, pull-scheduling processes, and a services approach to systems engineering.