Welcome from the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and Project Performance International (PPI) to the Systems Engineering Tools Database (SETDB). The SETDB is an evolving database of software tools and cloud services organized to be easy to navigate in looking for tool, tool vendor and process information. Tools information is entered in overview form by INCOSE or PPI, and by tool vendors. Tool vendors are also able to enter comprehensive information on their tools, including optional detailed responses to tool capability questions organized by tool category. When a tool vendor registers, that tool vendor takes over any existing information on their tools, and assumes ongoing responsibility for accuracy of that information and any additional information that they add.
Tool vendors can be searched, explored and associated with tool categories and the vendor's particular tools under EXPLORE TOOL VENDORS below. You can search and explore tool entries flexibly by name, category and other criteria under EXPLORE TOOLS.
Tool categories are mapped to systems engineering processes and other topics of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (SEH) 4th Edition. The scope of each topic is defined in the SETDB. The SEH processes align with the ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 systems engineering process standard. Tool categories are also mapped to PPI’s systems engineering processes elements. The scope of each PPI process element, defined as a set by PPI to embrace the totality of systems engineering practice, is defined in the SETDB. See EXPLORE TOOL CATEGORIES.
We hope that, if you are not already an INCOSE member or a PPI SEG account holder you will become so, and that the SETDB helps you to find appropriate software tools and cloud services to support your engineering activities.
These are example pages of the SETDB and they contain example data. You can log into the SETDB to view real data with your INCOSE or your PPI SEG account, using one of these login portals.
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Project Performance International (PPI) process elements align with the practice and teaching of PPI in systems engineering, in alignment with PPI’s definition of systems engineering as the problem-independent and solution technology-independent principles and supporting methods for the successful engineering of systems, based on systems thinking.
The process elements of requirements analysis (requirements capture and requirements validation), physical design (how to build the system), logical design (how the system is supposed to work), effectiveness evaluation and decision (selecting the best between feasible solution alternatives), (requirements) specification of system elements, system integration (building the system in development), specialty engineering (engineering to achieve non-functional qualities), verification of work products (have I done the job right?), validation of work products (have I done the right job?), and systems engineering management are applied selectively, recursively and iteratively to maximize value delivery to stakeholders. The system of interest may be a whole country (e.g. Singapore), a business system, a large complex technology system such as an autonomous car, or a small mechanical widget. Tools to support this work are selected accordingly.
INCOSE Processes are systems engineering-related processes as defined by the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook 4th Edition, (English). These processes align with the processes defined by international standard ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015, “Systems and software engineering - System life cycle processes”. For the purpose of the SETDB, “INCOSE Processes” also include other subject areas of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook. All are referenced in the SETDB by corresponding paragraph numbers in the handbook.
The handbook is available free online and for download by INCOSE members via the INCOSE website store. The INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook 4th Edition, is also available in hardcopy (ISBN 978-1-118-99940-0) and eBook (ISBN: 978-1-118-99941-7) formats for purchase through INCOSE and from bookstores such as Amazon and publisher Wiley. Chinese and German editions are available via the INCOSE website and through corresponding local INCOSE chapters in Beijing and Germany. The INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook is presently being updated to a 5th Edition. The SETDB will be updated accordingly.
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