SE has the potential to be a ubiquitous discipline. INCOSE’s SE Vision 2025 asserts that SE can add value across many domains- yet barriers exist to take-up and application in organizations where systems practices are not already explicit. Practitioners from traditional defense, aerospace domains likewise report cyclically getting questioned on the value of SE implementation. The presenters will share strategies for selling the value of SE to organizations – regardless of maturity level, whether establishing or enhancing their systems capability.
As organizations seek to establish or enhance their systems capability, they would benefit from undertaking a Capability Design approach to that organizational initiative – just as they might for program delivery service capability upgrade. Structured capability design assesses alignment between the organization’s strategic business goals, operational activities/structure and existing organizational systems (e.g., people/ assets/ knowledge/ IT/ governance) with the capability upgrade under consideration - such as establishing or enhancing SE capability. Capability design approach coupled with modeling supports explicit processes for discovering and reasoning about inconsistencies and problems that might otherwise be ignored, and highlights the impact of introducing or evolving capability across the whole enterprise. Leveraging systems modeling is advisable given the level of complexity at the whole of enterprise level. The presenters will share their experiences applying capability design approaches with systems modeling.