Engel, Avner

Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering

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A guide to systems engineering that highlights creativity and innovation in order to foster great ideas and carry them out

Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineeringexposes engineers to a broad set of creative methods they can adopt in their daily practices. In addition, this book guides engineers to become entrepreneurs within traditional engineering companies, promoting creative and innovative culture around them.

The author describes basic systems engineering concepts and includes an abbreviated summary of Standard 15288 systems’ life cycle processes. He then provides an extensive collection of practical creative methods which are linked to the various systems’ life cycle processes. Next, the author discusses obstacles to innovation and, in particular, how engineers can push creative ideas through layers of reactionary bureaucracy within non-innovative organizations. Finally, the author provides a comprehensive description of an exemplary creative and innovative case study recently completed.

The book is filled with illustrative examples and offers effective guidelines that can enhance individual engineers’ creative prowess as well as be used to create an organizational culture where creativity and innovation flourishes. This important book:

  • Offers typical systems engineering processes that can be accomplished in creative ways throughout the development and post-development portions of a system's lifetime.
  • Includes a large collection of practical creative methods applicable to engineering and other technological domains
  • Includes innovation advice needed to transform creative ideas into new products, services, businesses and marketing processes
  • Contains references and notes for further reading in every section

Written for systems engineering practitioners,graduate school students and faculty members of systems, electrical, aerospace, mechanical and industrial engineering schools, Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering offers a useful guide for creating a culture that promotes innovation.


Guide to Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering; Text on Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering; Understanding creativity and innovation in systems engineering; Creative methods for systems engineers; Standard 15288 processes; Agreement Processes; Organizational Project-Enabling Processes; Technical Management Processes; Technical processes; Divergent creative Methods For Individuals; Lateral Thinking; Resolving Contradictions; Biomimicry Engineering; Visual Creativity; Divergent creative Methods For Teams; Classic Brainstorming; Six Thinking Hats; SWOT Analysis; PMI Analysis; SCAMPER Analysis; Focus Groups; Convergent creative Methods For Individuals; Morphological analysis; Decision tree analysis; Value analysis/Value engineering; Pareto analysis; Convergent creative methods for teams; Delphi method; SAST analysis; Cause and effect diagram; Kano model analysis; Group decisions; Other creative methods; Process map analysis; Nine screens analysis; Technology forecasting; Design structure matrix analysis; Failure mode effect analysis; Anticipatory failure determination; Conflict analysis and resolution; Promoting a culture of innovation; Modeling the innovation process; Measuring creativity and innovation; Obstacles to innovation; Promoting organization’s innovative culture; Pushing creative ideas by individual engineers; Human diversity and gendered innovation; Cognitive biases and decisions making

, Engineering Management, Creativity & Innovation Management, Engineering Management, Creativity & Innovation Management
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
Wiley Series in Systems Engineering and Management
Page amount
512 pages
Technology, Energy, Traffic
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