Product Development Systems Engineering

The complete Product Development & Systems Engineering course! Earn 25 contact hours AND prepare to take the INCOSE Exam
Product Development Systems Engineering
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25h 24m


Christopher Olson


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Product Development Systems Engineering

What you’ll learn

How to develop complex products or systems
How to apply “systems thinking” by approaching problem solving holistically, from the top-down.
What a product hierarchy is and how to use them.
How to define system boundaries and primary interfaces in a context diagram.
How to identify, involve and elicit requirements from system users and key stakeholders.
How to compartmentalize your need / problem set into manageable domains, ultimately arriving at solutions from the “top-down”.
Who a Systems Engineer is and what their roles and responsibilities are.
How Systems Engineering will add value to your product development effort.
How to apply the Systems Engineering Method toward solving your identified need / problem set.
How to manage across your product’s life cycle, in-depth, phase by phase.
What milestones and decision gates are and how to apply them on your development project.
How to decide which life cycle strategy is best for your development project.
How to apply the various technical processes throughout your product’s life cycle.
How to formulate the operational concept and other life cycle concepts for your system.
How to elicit and capture business and stakeholder requirements.
How to capture a formal problem or need statement, which kicks off your development project.
How to define, derive and decompose system requirements.
How to write effective requirements.
How to capture your requirements in a System Requirements Specification (SyRS).
How to identify the different types of requirements and their role in the development effort.
What architectures are and how to define and capture the architecture for your system.
What Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is and how to apply it.
What the System Modeling Language (SysML) and Unified Modeling Languages (UML) are.
How to create each type of SysML and UML diagram.
How to develop formal use cases.
How to decompose system functions or behaviors into smaller, more manageable sets.
How to construct the functional flows and relationships throughout your system architecture.
How to formulate the physical solution for your product.
How business relationships and contracting play a role in product development.
What Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) are and how they are used.
How to apply system implementation, integration and verification.
How verification and validation help foster a successful product.
How to apply systems engineering toward system manufacturing & production.
How to transition your product into the marketplace.
How to sustain and upgrade your products once they are fielded and being used.
How to plan and execute the ultimate disposal of your system.
How to apply project management principles toward your product development efforts.
What the Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) is and how to make it effective for your project.
What a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is and how to use it on your project.
What the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) is and how it is different than the WBS.
How to apply formal decision management and trade study processes.
How to manage risks for your development effort.
How to manage the configuration of your system and its enabling elements.
How to apply quality assurance toward developing your product.
How to apply information management for your development effort.
How to apply measures, such as: Measures of Effectiveness (MOEs), Measures of Performance (MOPs), Key Performance Parameters, Technical Performance Measures
How to form business relationships and contracts using the acquisition process and supply process.
How to apply life cycle management.
How to manage the portfolio of projects.
How human resource management plays a role in product development.
How to apply quality management throughout the organization.
How to tailor the processes to suit the needs of your projects or organizational goals.
How to use modeling & simulation and prototyping to save time and money on your development effort.
How to use the Object Oriented Systems Engineering Method (OOSEM) toward the development of system software.
How to apply Lean Systems Engineering principles.
The fundamentals of Agile Systems Engineering.
The fundamentals of specialty engineering disciplines
Finally – How to prepare for the INCOSE certification knowledge exam.

Product Development Systems Engineering


A background in engineering, math, product development or project management is helpful but not required.


Product Development & Systems Engineering uses a structured yet flexible approach to provide a holistic, solid foundation to the successful development of complex products or systems.This course will take you step by step through the product life cycle, from conception to design, development, production, deployment, sustainment and disposal. You will learn how the different components of a system interrelate, and how each contributes product accomplishing its missions. Systems engineering terminology, which can so often confuse the newcomer, is presented in an easily digestible form. Video lectures for individual topics will introduce key concepts. This course welcomes anyone who wants to find out how complex products or systems can be developed and implemented successfully. It is relevant to anyone in project management, engineering, quality assurance, product support, operations, management, maintenance and many other areas. No specific background is required, and we welcome learners with all levels of interest and experience.The course aligns closely with ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 and 29148:2015 – the same standards used by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Therefore, students will be armed with much of the knowledge required to take the INCOSE knowledge exam for Systems Engineering Preparation (SEP) certification. This course covers most of the material from the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook 4th edition – and much more!


Section 1: Introductory / Groundwork Topics

Lecture 1 Course Introduction

Lecture 2 System Defined

Lecture 3 System Hierarchies

Lecture 4 The System Context

Lecture 5 System Domains

Lecture 6 Users & Stakeholders

Lecture 7 Boundaries & Interfaces

Lecture 8 Systems Engineering Overview

Lecture 9 Alternative Systems Engineering Methods

Lecture 10 Systems Thinking

Lecture 11 The Origins & Evolution of Systems Engineering

Lecture 12 The Systems Engineer

Section 2: Product Life Cycle

Lecture 13 An Overview of the Life Cycle

Lecture 14 Milestones & Gate Reviews

Lecture 15 The Concept Stage

Lecture 16 The Development Stage

Lecture 17 The Production Stage

Lecture 18 The Utilization Stage

Lecture 19 The Support Stage

Lecture 20 The Retirement Stage

Lecture 21 Life Cycle Alternatives

Section 3: Technical Processes

Lecture 22 An Overview of the Technical Processes

Lecture 23 The Business & Mission Analysis Process

Lecture 24 The Operational Concept

Lecture 25 The Mission Need Statement

Lecture 26 The Business Requirements

Lecture 27 Capturing Stakeholder Needs & Requirements

Lecture 28 Operational Life Cycle Concepts

Lecture 29 Defining System Requirements

Lecture 30 Capturing System Requirements

Lecture 31 The System Requirements Specification (SyRS)

Lecture 32 Requirements Overview

Lecture 33 The Types of Requirements

Lecture 34 Requirements Derivation, Allocation and Flow Down

Lecture 35 How to Write Requirement Statements

Lecture 36 Architecture Definition

Lecture 37 Architecture Overview

Lecture 38 Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

Lecture 39 The System Modeling Language and Unified Modeling Language (SysML & UML)

Lecture 40 Behavioral Analysis

Lecture 41 Use Cases

Lecture 42 Constructing the Behavioral Domain

Lecture 43 Constructing the Physical Domain

Lecture 44 Design Definition

Lecture 45 Solicitations, Proposals and Development Contracts

Lecture 46 Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)

Lecture 47 Design Definition & Implementation Principles

Lecture 48 System Analysis

Lecture 49 Implementation (Segment Construction)

Lecture 50 Integration

Lecture 51 The Principles of System Integration

Lecture 52 The Verification Process

Lecture 53 The Principles of Verification

Lecture 54 Product Manufacturing and Production

Lecture 55 Low Rate and Full Rate Production

Lecture 56 Product Transition into the Marketplace

Lecture 57 User Evaluation: Product Validation

Lecture 58 The Principles of Validation

Lecture 59 System Operations

Lecture 60 System Maintenance

Lecture 61 Transition, Operation and Maintenance Principles

Lecture 62 Product Retirement & Disposal

Section 4: Technical Management Processes

Lecture 63 Project Planning

Lecture 64 The Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)

Lecture 65 The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Lecture 66 Project Assessment

Lecture 67 Decision Management

Lecture 68 Decisions and Trade Studies

Lecture 69 Trade Study Walkthrough

Lecture 70 The Risk Management Process

Lecture 71 Risk Management Principles

Lecture 72 Configuration Management

Lecture 73 Information Management

Lecture 74 Measurement Management

Lecture 75 Quality Assurance

Section 5: The Agreement (Contracting) Processes

Lecture 76 Agreement Process Overview

Lecture 77 The Acquisition (Buyer) Process

Lecture 78 The Supply (Seller) Process

Section 6: Project Enabling Processes

Lecture 79 Life Cycle Model Management

Lecture 80 Infrastructure Management

Lecture 81 Portfolio Management

Lecture 82 Human Resource Management

Lecture 83 Quality Management

Lecture 84 Knowledge Management

Section 7: Tailoring Processes

Lecture 85 Tailoring the Processes

Lecture 86 Software and Systems Engineering

Lecture 87 Prototyping

Lecture 88 Integrated Product Development (IPD)

Lecture 89 Lean Systems Engineering

Lecture 90 Agile Systems Engineering

Section 8: Specialty Engineering Principles

Lecture 91 Affordability

Lecture 92 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

Lecture 93 Environmental Engineering

Lecture 94 Reliability, Maintainability & Availability (RM&A)

Lecture 95 System Safety

Lecture 96 Models & Simulations (M&S)

Lecture 97 Human System Integration (HSI)

Lecture 98 System Security

Lecture 99 Resilience Engineering

Lecture 100 Product Support Engineering

Lecture 101 Value Engineering

Section 9: INCOSE Knowledge Exam Preparation

Lecture 102 INCOSE Knowledge Exam Preparation

Product developers,Engineering and systems engineering professionals,Engineering students and instructors,Professionals seeking INCOSE certification

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