Systems Engineering Glossary

Term Main definition

A functional item that can be considered and managed as a separate entity.  It is usually a Configuration Item (CI).

Use Case

Methodology to describe a sequence of actions that provide something of measurable value to an actor (i.e., a role within the system).


An individual or group that uses the system, uses the results of the system, or who benefits from the system.

User Requirements

The user needs expressed in their operational or functional terminology.

Mission Statement

Strategy Bridge helps teams bridge the gap between plans and operating results through delivery of systems engineering and project management training, consulting, mentoring and facilitated workshops. Our success is gauged by our ability to foster positive, sustained, organizational change.

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