Systems Engineering is a collaborative work and requires multi-disciplinary teams. EVOCEAN’s cutting edge process framework Serenity® changes paradigms and allows organizations to considerably advance the quality and effectiveness of their Product Development and Systems Engineering. Intuitive and customizable, the framework facilitates the communication all along the development process and between the teams. Thanks to a coherent consistent and seamless framework, Serenity® provides a sus-tainable frame for a path towards engineering practices improvements sets the groundwork to benefit from the advantages of digital twins and helps organization to face the challenges of the future with more ease.
Cutting-Edge Framework to Drive Systems Engineering
EVOCEAN’s unique model-based Systems Engineering framework is called Serenity®. Focusing on improving Systems Engineering, Serenity® includes a common language to communicate and share more effectively and coherently. In combination with an inherent high re-usability, it helps speeding up development considerably, enabling innovative and prosperous organizations.
A model is a representation of the reality, a simplified abstraction for a dedicated usage. Models not only contribute to a better under-standing of structure and behavior, but also help to understand the system more clearly earlier on in the development phase. To ease the understanding of the purpose, models rely on graphical notations, e.g. a physical equation, a 3D mechanical drawing, an electronic scheme, or a behavioral description.
From a structural point of view, three pillars are essential for modeling:
Systems engineering is a collaborative work and requires multi-disciplinary teams. Each perspective of Serenity® involves several skills which get the synergies from this association. This helps to break the silos in organizations. The Serenity® framework supports the Systems Engineering activities and enhances these skills. Intuitive and customizable, it eases the communication all along the development process and between the teams. As such Serenity® facilitates agile and iterative approaches, as the model structure gives a clear frame for the system description. The first iteration to issue the model architecture should not exceed a couple of days. It is further not mandatory to have all needs identified to start the next phases. After each iteration, the model is enhanced to achieve a higher level of maturity. Serenity® also provides automation tools to check and validate the model, which efficiently supports any agile process.
Serenity® is an intuitive approach which is built-up on four perspectives. This coincides with corporate organizations and processes. Serenity® includes (1) the understanding and specifying of the real needs, (2) the definition of the concept of the system, (3) the evaluation of one or several technical choices, and (4) the development of the of the system.
To get the maximum out of the Serenity® framework, five cornerstones have been identified: