Systems Engineering and Functional Specification assessed

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Developments in the Dutch civil sector resulted in a shift of the solution-oriented approach of the market towards a more problem oriented approach. In a problem oriented approach, the principal has to provide the contractor with a larger solution space. This can be achieved by focussing on the definition of the problem instead of the solution. De contractor is responsible for the development of the solution corresponding to the problem. Systems Engineering is a method which makes simplification of the entire project possible by facilitating a structured working method and several instrument. Therefore Systems Engineering is seen as the method that can support this changed approach by making the transfer and further developing of the project more successful. The method finds its origin in the telecom sector and is widely adopted by the aerospace sector. Due to the positive results, the theory is also adopted by the Dutch civil sector.