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This guide is organized according to the eight technical processes and eight technical management processes which make up the systems engineering process. These 16 processes together provide a structured approach to increasing the technical maturity of a system and increasing the likelihood that the capability being developed balances mission performance with cost, schedule, risk, and design constraints.

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In addition to the SE process, you will also find considerations that should be investigated during the design process. Each item in this guide contains detailed information as well as curated resources for further research. Choose from any of the items in the menu to learn more.

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Technical Processes

Used to design, develop and analyze the system, system elements and enabling system elements.

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Management Processes

The foundational, enabling processes used consistently throughout the system life cycle to help manage system development.

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Design Considerations

Individual items to be investigated during the design process to achieve better mission performance.

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