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Positive deviance approach for identifying next-generation system engineering best practices

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Positive deviance approach for identifying next-generation system engineering best practices
Abstract
Systems Engineering practices, methods, and processes are rapidly evolving to keep pace with the accelerated advances occurring in complex systems development. Often, Systems Engineering curricula reflect methods and processes proven over time and as such don't necessarily convey the changes occurring at the forefront of complex system development. This paper explores an alternative approach - Positive Deviance - for researching and identifying next-generation Systems Engineering best practices at this knowledge horizon. Positive Deviance has over two decades of proven use in social sciences disciplines as a means of identifying behavioral patterns. The intent of this paper is to demonstrate a method for maintaining a continuously refreshed repertoire of leading edge best practices to supplement traditional training curricula in Systems Engineering. This paper presents a proposed model (DISCO Model) for the integration of the Positive Deviance approach into current knowledge elicitation processes used to capture Systems Engineering best practices. This paper focuses on providing an exploratory discussion of useful steps and guidelines that prospective educators could use to capture next-generation Systems Engineering best practices for inclusion in their training and education curricula. © 2013 The authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Date
2013
Conference Name
Procedia Computer Science
Volume
16
Pages
1112-1121
Language
English
DOI
10.1016/j.procs.2013.01.117
Archive
Scopus
Library Catalog
Scopus
Citation
Doskey, S., Mazzuchi, T., & Sarkania, S. (2013). Positive deviance approach for identifying next-generation system engineering best practices. 16, 1112–1121. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2013.01.117