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systems engineering

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Interdisciplinary approach governing the total technical and managerial effort required to transform a set of stakeholder needs, expectations, and constraints into a solution and to support that solution throughout its life.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765)
NISTIR 8062 (ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765)
NISTIR 8062 under Systems Engineering (ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765)

  An engineering discipline whose responsibility is creating and executing an interdisciplinary process to ensure that the customer and all other stakeholder needs are satisfied in a high-quality, trustworthy, cost-efficient, and schedule-compliant manner throughout a system’s entire life cycle.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (What Is Systems Engineering)
NISTIR 8062 (What Is Systems Engineering)
NISTIR 8062 under Systems Engineering (What Is Systems Engineering)