1.3 Typical Application of the Systems Engineering Process

The System Specification and Design process can be illustrated by applying this process to an automobile design. A multidisciplinary systems engineering team is responsible for executing this process. The participants and roles of a typical systems engineering team are discussed in Section 1.4.

The team must first identify the stakeholders and analyze their needs. Stakeholders include the purchaser of the car and the users of the car. In this example, the user includes the driver and the passengers. Each of their needs must be addressed. Stakeholder needs further depend on the particular market segment, such as a family car versus a sports car versus a utility vehicle. For this example, ...

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