Using operational risk to increase systems engineering effectiveness
A key activity in the systems engineering process is managing risk. Systems engineers transform end-user needs into requirements that then drive design, development, and deployment activities. Experienced systems engineers are aware of both programmatic risk and technical risk and how these risks impact program outcomes. A programmatic change to cost, schedule, process, team structure, or a wide variety of other elements may impact the engineering effort and increase the risk of failing to deliver a product or capability when needed, with all required functionality, at the promised cost. ...