Systems Engineering Toolkit

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Ensure your organization is performing systems and system of system analysis for requirements development, performance/benefit trade analysis, end to end performance analysis, modeling and simulation, integration and test, and developing approaches to identify and mitigate system risks.

More Uses of the Systems Engineering Toolkit:

  • Standardize: internal interaction with the stakeholders, namely, product line management, programs managers, engineering, business development, operations and customers are essential to a cohesive team.

  • Devise: ownership is placed on the system engineers for understanding the scope of the project as a whole, dividing the system into workable goals, and leading the team as the point of communication between each discipline and customers.

  • Support to delivering top line growth by working with Business Development, Program Management, and Business leadership to provide input for Strategic Planning,Research and Development Planning, and Inter Corporation Resource Sharing.

  • Oversee: in collaboration with interfacing departments and other engineering functions, ensures that design criteria, directive drawings, and standard specifications (requirements) for systems elements economically meet operating needs and regulatory obligations.

  • Confirm your organization ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints in support of early decision point decisions.

  • Verify the final system meets sponsor requirements and ensure records exist to support as designed and as built configurations, in coordination with the information manager and hardware management lead.

  • Be accountable for implementing failure reporting and corrective actions systems (fracas) process and interpreting statistical data derived from failure data to determine root cause and corrective actions to eliminate failure modes .

  • Ensure your organization performs all hardware and software upgrades and new installs during scheduled downtime or at the discretion of the government, and in coordination with you Training supervisor.

  • Ensure your organization displays organizational savvy, thriving on a multi disciplinary team to bridge gaps between business portfolios and capabilities in various domains across multiple business units.

  • Ensure your organization performs physical security, classified information security, and information assurance security tasks in order to safeguard classified information/equipment and high value government purchased and owned equipment and software.

  • Ensure your organization participates in the design, development, and implementation of complex system engineering activities involving cross functional technical support, systems programming and data center capabilities.

  • Confirm your organization enhances organizational talent by building a competitively superior organization by attracting, developing, and retaining talent ensure that people with the right skills and motivations are in the right place at the right time to meet business needs.

  • Provide skill in analysis of alternatives, consideration of technological advances, particularly in the areas of building environmental systems engineering, evaluation of program and technical needs, evaluation of time constraints, and determination of costs.

  • Perform detailed functional and performance analysis for the system, subsystem or system elements and develop related recommendations and technical information for system interoperability and architecture impacts.

  • Manage: research, design and develop systems, in conjunction with software and hardware product development, applying principles and techniques of systems engineering, modeling and simulation and analysis.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Systems Engineering Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Systems Engineering related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Systems Engineering specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Systems Engineering Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 998 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Systems Engineering improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 998 standard requirements:

  1. Does your organizations culture, code of conduct and human resource policies and performance reward systems support the business objectives and risk management and internal control system?

  2. How does each engineering choice, whether it is made by a lead systems engineer or made by a design team deep within a large engineering organization, affect the resulting product?

  3. How to define an integrated component-oriented framework providing comprehensive, integrated and systematic support for various aspects of enterprise systems development?

  4. Is systems engineering on a particular project only systems requirements definition, or does it also include determining the source of operational anomalies?

  5. What are the right sets of tools and work practices to deploy on a collaborative software engineering project to best-support engineers and ensure quality?

  6. What extent of economical, environmental, social ethical and technological requirements you can fulfil by designing the products, processes and systems?

  7. Is there need for new specialization, a subfield of service design next to product design, interaction design, experience design, systems design, etc?

  8. What makes risk management in the engineering of systems-of-systems more challenging than managing risk in a traditional system engineering project?

  9. Are alternative systems or manual processes in place to continue operations if a critical system is unavailable for a significant period of time?

  10. What are the systems engineering problems, solutions, and disciplines that support decision makers to move levers in one direction or the other?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Systems Engineering book in PDF containing 998 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Systems Engineering self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Systems Engineering Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Systems Engineering areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Systems Engineering Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Systems Engineering projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Systems Engineering Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Systems Engineering project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Human Resource Management Plan: Have all team members been part of identifying risks?

  2. Stakeholder Management Plan: Have Systems Engineering project management standards and procedures been established and documented?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: What potential impact does the stakeholder have on the Systems Engineering project?

  4. Activity Duration Estimates: Calculate the expected duration for an activity that has a most likely time of 3, a pessimistic time of 10, and a optimiztic time of 2?

  5. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Do others have the time to dedicate to your Systems Engineering project?

  6. Activity Duration Estimates: What are the main types of contracts if you do decide to outsource?

  7. Executing Process Group: What does it mean to take a systems view of a Systems Engineering project?

  8. Scope Management Plan: Are cause and effect determined for risks when they occur?

  9. Probability and Impact Assessment: Which risks need to move on to Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis?

  10. Procurement Audit: Are copies of policies made available to staff members involved in budget preparation and administration?

Step-by-step and complete Systems Engineering Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Systems Engineering project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Systems Engineering project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Systems Engineering project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Systems Engineering project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Systems Engineering project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Systems Engineering project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Systems Engineering project with this in-depth Systems Engineering Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Systems Engineering projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Systems Engineering and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Systems Engineering investments work better.

This Systems Engineering All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


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