SEBoK Users and Uses
The users and uses described in this article were identified based on the six SEBoK purposes described in the SEBoK Introduction.
Users can either be primary (those who use the SEBoK directly) or secondary (those who use the SEBoK with assistance from a systems engineer). Indicative, but not exhaustive, sets of example uses are shown in Tables 1 and 2 below.
New to SEBoK or Systems Engineering?
The list of users and use cases below allow someone who has come to the SEBoK with a particular focus to identify quickly where to focus their reading. If you are completely new to systems engineering or have no clear view of how it is covered in the SEBoK you should use Use Case 0 below to orient yourself and learn the basics before looking at the other use cases:
Primary users are those who use the SEBoK directly, as shown in Table 1. Hyperlinks in the second column link to the associated use case, where one has been written. The use cases are listed at the end of the topic, and may also be seen here.
|1||Practicing Systems Engineers ranging from novice through expert||
|2||Process engineers responsible for defining or implementing SE processes||
|6||General Managers, Other Engineers, developers, testers, researchers||
|7||Customers of Systems Engineering||
Secondary users are those who use the SEBoK with assistance from a systems engineer, as shown in Table 2.
|1||Human resource development professionals||
|3||Attorneys, policy makers||
List of Use Cases
At this time not every class of user has a use case developed. To illustrate the major uses, the following use cases are included:
- Use Case 1: Practicing Systems Engineers. This covers the first set of users from Table 1.
- Use Case 2: Other Engineers. This covers the second and sixth sets of users from Table 1.
- Use Case 3: Customers of Systems Engineering. This covers the seventh set of users from Table 1.
- Use Case 4: Educators and Researchers. This covers the third, fourth, and ninth sets of users from Table 1.
- Use Case 5: General Managers. This covers the sixth and eighth sets of users from Table 1.
While not exhaustive, the use cases show the utility of the SEBoK in various applications and contexts.
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