Systems of Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SoSEBoK)

The post reviews the article on Systems of Systems (SoS) that was published in Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) v. 1.9.1, released on 16th October 2018 available here. The article covers major topics related to SoS, be it the defining of SoS, its characterizations, types, application domains or standards. However, few areas have been identified within the article, improvement of which will help in improved knowledge sharing among the academic community. Furthermore, the suggestions are proposed with a mindset to facilitate knowledge sharing of not only explicit but also tacit knowledge among multiple stakeholders, where the latter is usually regarded as a key to success of any organizations (Fengjie, Fei, & Xin, 2004) and results in higher innovation quality and operational performance (Wang & Wang, 2012). Continue reading “Systems of Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SoSEBoK)”

Framing success: the Netherlands railways experience

Here we introduce the success framework, an integral view on the critical success factors to accommodate flexibilities required for tacking with the dynamism of rail industry both technically and organizationally. The success framework adapts two basic strategies that contribute to success. First, a clear set of objectives across the stakeholders. Continue reading “Framing success: the Netherlands railways experience”

ERTMS Challenges

(Abstract of the paper): The European Railway Traffic Management system (ERTMS) aims at replacing the different national train control and command systems in Europe and will serve to make rail transport safer. In order to provide insight into safety developments within the European railway system, the present study evaluates ERTMS at both national and international integral level. For this purpose, the international data from European ERTMS implementations is combined with national data obtained from interviews with Dutch ERTMS stakeholders and
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