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March 11, 2021

The Concept behind Continuous Engineering

Learn more about the concept behind continuous engineering and the reasons we decided to apply it. Learn about our new approach to systems development.

Introduction

Today many intelligent systems require more electronic elements to interact with users, this represents a great challenge for construction. To achieve good results at ArkusNexus, we face challenges head on to manage complexity, achieve good quality, generate a product that can be sold quickly and be attentive to changes in customers and their needs.

What is Continuous Engineering?

Continuous Engineering is the ability for teams to accelerate the launch of increasingly complex and interconnected products, allowing engineers to deepen their complexity throughout the life cycle, without neglecting cost, quality, and risk management. This is where Arkusnexus and each of our teams offer the greatest value to our customers.

Continuous Engineering means constantly applying the tools, methodologies, and techniques to face this continuous change, capable of reducing the gap between the designed system and the requirements from reality.


The V-model for Systems Engineering

Continuous engineering represents a new approach to systems development. It retains the general development focus, levels of abstraction, and core activities that form the basis of systems engineering, but puts a new twist on how activities are carried out. It also adds some ingredients for operational maintenance and market analysis using engineering data and reusable code.

The V-Model no longer represents a sequential series of steps (as did the traditional V-Model for Systems Engineering); Rather, it represents activities that are performed iteratively and, to the greatest extent possible in parallel, as needed throughout the product development process.

Some principles about Continuous Engineering.

  • Having access and visibility of all project information, regardless of the source, to facilitate the right decision at the right time, we rely on monitoring tools such as Jira and Confluence.
  • Continuously verify the needs of the project in all phases of the product life cycle, to avoid rebuilding and achieve high levels of quality quickly. The communication of our product owners and user experience with users become our main source of information.
  • The adoption of reuse throughout the life cycle of the project, in order to increase efficiency, is key to maintaining a scalable product, at this point the participation of the development team and the technical leader is essential, they must evaluate the best options to integrate components and definition of architectures.

Arkusnexus understands that Engineering Agility is about more than implementing the latest Agile software methods. It's the organizational, cultural, and mental flexibility to get products to market faster, increase value for customers, and increase profitability.

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Conclusion

Always keep in mind that the principles of Continuous Engineering do not imply new ways of working to be implemented: development teams do not have to throw away everything they know; they should improve the key methodologies of a Continuous Engineering process.

Strategic reuse makes the most of intellectual capital in the planning and execution phases of a project.

Contact us to learn more about how our team extension adds value to your tech initiatives.

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Alvaro Muñoz
Alvaro is currently on mind teams (MT), acting as a talent manager, he likes to research and apply new technologies in software development, his favorite hobby is building electronic circuits.
amunoz@arkusnexus.com
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