Engineering Models And Software Engineering Life Cycle Models

1367 Words Jan 12th, 2015 6 Pages
Though many people interchange system engineering models and software engineering life cycle models, they are defined as two different approaches to software development. System engineering is the technical and technical management process that results in delivered products and systems that exhibit the best balance of cost and performance. As the program progresses from one phase to the next one, so does the system engineering process. It deals with the overall management of engineering project during their life cycle. Its main focus is knowing what the clients and end users wants and needs are satisfied and developing just that all the way through the system’s entire life cycle. Whereas, on the other hand, software engineering focuses on the quality of the product or system, how cost effective it is, is it done within the time-constraints given, whether it is easy to maintain and enhance, and does it work as the requirements defined. Its main focus is on delivering a product that meets the requirement specifications. There are so many models to choose from, as it all depends on what the project needs and entails. Depending on the requirements, allows for the choice of what mode to use.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) uses the seven functions of the system engineering life cycle model. According to Bahill & Dean (2009), these phases consist of: (1) discovering system requirements: which is where the problem is stated and names who the customers are, what they need and…
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