- Continuous Engineering
Continuous engineering is defined as an enterprise capability that speeds delivery of increasingly complex and connected products by enabling engineers to accelerate learning throughout the lifecycle, while managing cost, quality and risk. It addresses the ever present need to never stop rethinking, redesigning, reintegrating, and re-innovating products and solutions.
Continuous engineering includes three key practices:
- Strategic reuse (Don't reinvent the wheel): The practice of design planning and execution such that intellectual capital is leveraged as much as possible throughout the product development lifecycle – to increase design efficiencies, engineer product lines, and tame complexity.
- Continuous verification (Measure twice, cut once): The practice of modeling physical and systems behavior early in the product development lifecycle, and then continuing to apply simulation and test technologies in successive stages until the design is mature – to prevent rework and achieve faster time to quality.
- Unlocking engineering knowledge (Turn insight into outcomes): The practice of using open standards and analytics to access, unlock and understand all engineering information, regardless of source – to enable the right decisions at the right times.
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