Co-Engineering: A Key-Lever of Efficiency for Complex and Adaptive Systems, Throughout Their Life Cycle

  • Anne SigogneEmail author
  • Odile Mornas
  • Edmond Tonnellier
  • Jean-Luc Garnier
Conference paper


Thales Group designs, develops, produces, supports, operates innovative solutions in large and various domains (Aerospace, Space, Defence, Aerospace, Ground Transportation, Security, etc.) where the operational performances are more and more critical. In this context, to ensure competitiveness and remain leader on the market, Thales has investigated in an extension of the recommended Integrated Product and Process Development approach (see [DoD IPPD], [INCOSE SE HB], [CMMI]), applied for Co-Development towards a “Co-Engineering approach” addressing all stages and concerns of the operational system as a key lever of efficiency and SE benefits achievement. This paper presents the implementation in Thales of this Co-Engineering approach identifying major principles to be mutually agreed and applied (on Technical and Organisational aspects) per System Life Cycle stage, necessary changes to be led, and finally, an illustration by typical scenarios as Returns of Experience.


Shared Vision Collective Intelligence Concurrent Engineering Life Cycle Engineering Concerned Stakeholder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Sigogne
    • 1
    Email author
  • Odile Mornas
    • 2
  • Edmond Tonnellier
    • 3
  • Jean-Luc Garnier
    • 4
  1. 1.Thales Global ServicesVélizy-VillacoublayFrance
  2. 2.Thales UniversitéJouy-En-JosasFrance
  3. 3.Thales Systèmes AéroportésElancourt CedexFrance
  4. 4.Thales Technical DirectoratePalaiseau cedexFrance

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