Systems engineering as a discipline has long had difficulty providing quantifiable evidence of its value (Honour 2004); DE transformation provides an opportunity to better measure its value. Transitioning from a document-based to a model-based approach is expensive, and organizations want to know if the effort and cost to adopt MBSE is worth it.
Original Publication Citation
McDermott, T., Henderson, K., Van Aken, E., Salado, A., & Bradley, J. (2022). Measuring the RoI of digital engineering: It’s a journey, not a number. AIRC Perspectives, 1-8. https://acqirc.org/airc-perspectives/measuring-the-roi-of-digital-engineering-its-a-journey-not-a-number/
McDermott, Tom; Henderson, Kaitlin; Van Aken, Eileen; Salado, Alejandro; and Bradley, Joseph, "Measuring the Rol of Digital Engineering: It's a Journey, Not a Number" (2022). Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications. 139.