Product System (glossary)
(2) A system considered from the point of view of a physical “system end product” (ANSI/EIA 2003) made of system elements that may include hardware, software, infrastructure and support services. The people and organizational aspects of the “whole system” of which the “product system” forms a part have to be considered in the design, but are provided by another organization. (BKCASE Author Team, INCOSE UK Chapter Capability Working Group, both 2010)
(1) This definition was developed for the SEBoK version 0.5. ‘’Note to reviewers’’: If you are aware of a more authoritative definition, please provide this information in your review.
(2) This definition was extended from ANSI/EIA/ISO 15288. It was developed for the SEBoK version 0.5. ‘’Note to reviewers’’: If you are aware of a more authoritative definition, please provide this information in your review.
Definition (1) is has been created for the SEBoK to distinguish from a product from a Product System.
Definition (2) is a systems engineering definition, which is consistent with the concept of a System of Interest focused on the product system to be delivered to an acquirer who will use it to help deliver user outcomes.
See the Types of Systems Discussion
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