The engineering of products faces an increasingly complex and dynamic environment. Megatrends like the Internet of Things (IoT) and the industrial internet respectively Industry 4.0 change the rules on the field. They require a new kind of engineering and thinking. Only companies that can adapt themselves to the frequent and partially disruptive changes in the complex and dynamic markets are successful in the long term.
The book describes the first three industrial revolutions and their consequences and concludes with the predicted fourth industrial revolution. In light of the fourth industrial revolution, the second chapter depicts the need for a new kind of engineering. The third chapter provides valuable principles, patterns, methods, and tools for engineering organizations to be successful in the new engineering playfield. The book closes the gap between high-level reflections about the challenges of product engineering and daily engineering methods and tools.
Tim is a consultant and trainer, author, publisher, lecturer, executive board member of the German consulting and training company oose, and active member of the OMG and INCOSE organizations. He wrote parts of the initial SysML specification, and he is still active in the ongoing work on SysML. He is involved in many MBSE activities, and you can meet him at many conferences on MBSE and related topics. As a consultant, Tim has advised many companies in different domains. The insights into their challenges are one source of his experience that he shares in his books and presentations.