Agility in the Future of Systems Engineering (FuSE), a Roadmap Review of Foundation Concepts


  • Rick Dove


The Future of Systems Engineering (FuSE) is an INCOSE-led multiorganizational collaborative initiative pursuing INCOSE’s Vision 2025/35 and beyond. To accomplish this the FuSE initiative encompasses a number of topic areas with active projects to shape the future of systems engineering. The work discussed here addresses the FuSE Agility topic area and provides a roadmap of nine foundational concepts for building the agility vision. A collaborative team was formed in early 2020 with representation from Department of Defense (U.S.), INCOSE’s Agile Systems and Systems Engineering Working Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, NASA, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon. A series of bi-weekly workshops first deliberated on appropriate strategic foundation concepts for near-term consideration in systems engineering, next key concept factors for each were outlined, and then the work of concept development began with socialization and open recruitment beyond the initial project team. The purpose of this discussion is to instigate and inspire thinking and involvement in the development and practice of the foundational concepts.