Over the course of the last year, I’ve found that advocates of system engineering share some common beliefs. The transition to smart, connected products is driving increased development complexity. System engineering is a means to mitigate that increasing complexity. Yet, system engineering can slow things down. While attending the INCOSE (International Council of System Engineering) Symposium in Washington, DC in July, I wanted to find out if some companies had found ways to address this conundrum. Sure enough, I found that Lockheed Martin had adopted something called Agile System Engineering.
This post reviews how Lockheed Martin adopted Agile System Engineering for the development of the F16 and F22 fighter programs.