System's Engineering in a world of complex products

Session Number: 643
Connection/Track: Roundtable
Session Type: Roundtable
Primary Presenter: Round Table [Moderator]
Time: May 10, 2012 (01:00 PM - 03:10 PM)
Room: Miranda 5

Presentation Level: All of the above
Connection: None
Length: 85
User Role: End User of Siemens PLM Products at Company I work for (Not Siemens PLM)
Industry Presentation is Most Applicable Towards: Other
Primary Presenter Biography: Analyst Rep - Moderator, Marc Halpern, Gartner
Siemens Rep - Dennis George & Mark Sampson
User Rep -


Abstract:  Making product development tradeoff decisions is nothing new, but the technologies to enable better design in the context of all product aspects (form, fit, function, mechanical, electrical, embedded) are becoming available to expedite, and even automate, this process. Such advances come at a good time as today the complexity of products has increased exponentially. Gartner’s lead PLM analyst, Marc Halpern, will host a roundtable discussion on best practices in systems engineering today.

1. How are informational silos (and latency) impacting your ability to perform systems engineering?
2. How should my product development information be organized to enable better systems engineering?
3. Can embedded software and product mechanics be developed in harmony?
4. What role can customer requirements play in the systems engineering process?
5. What hurdles are impacting your company’s ability to build the right product the right way?
6. What metrics are critical to monitor the ""health"" of a program from a systems engineering perspective?