General Engineering Introduction/CDIO/Conceive

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Setting System Goals and Requirements[edit]

Market needs and opportunities[edit]

Customer needs[edit]
Opportunities which derive from new technology or latent needs[edit]

Factors that set the context of the requirements[edit]

Enterprise goals, strategies, capabilities and alliances[edit]
Competitors and benchmarking information[edit]
Ethical, social, environmental, legal and regulatory influences[edit]
The probability of change in the factors that influence the system, its goals and resources available[edit]

System goals and requirements[edit]

The language/format of goals and requirements[edit]
Initial target goals (based on needs, opportunities and other influences)[edit]
System performance metrics[edit]
Requirement completeness and consistency[edit]

Defining Function, Concept and Architecture[edit]

Necessary system functions (and behavioral specifications)[edit]

System concepts[edit]

The appropriate level of technology[edit]

Trade-offs among and recombination of concepts[edit]

High level architectural form and structure[edit]

The decomposition of form into elements, assignment of function to elements, and definition of interfaces[edit]

Modeling of System and Ensuring Goals Can Be Met[edit]

Appropriate models of technical performance[edit]

The concept of implementation and operations[edit]

Life cycle value and costs (design, implementation, operations, opportunity, etc.)[edit]

Trade-offs among various goals, function, concept and structure and iteration until convergence[edit]

Development Project Management[edit]

Project control for cost, performance, and schedule[edit]

Appropriate transition points and reviews[edit]
Configuration management and documentation[edit]

Performance compared to baseline[edit]

Earned value recognition[edit]

The estimation and allocation of resources[edit]

Risks and alternatives[edit]

Possible development process improvements[edit]