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Systems engineering in the product lifecycle
by Conrad Bock
International Journal of Product Development (IJPD), Vol. 2, No. 1/2, 2005


Abstract: This paper introduces basic elements of systems engineering that are useful in managing the product lifecycle, as expressed in an extension to the Unified Modeling Language. It presents models of product requirements for capturing stakeholder needs, system structure for defining the static relations of its elements, behaviour for the transformation of inputs to outputs, parametrics for constraining properties of structure and allocation for assigning behaviour to structure. The relation of behaviour to structure is identified as a central issue in the integration of systems and software engineering.

Online publication date: Fri, 01-Apr-2005


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