The Systems Engineering Guide for Humanitarian Information Management presents theoretical and practical methods for using systems engineering to deploy information management systems that support mine action, peace monitoring, disaster risk reduction and other humanitarian initiatives. Systems engineering is a well-established method for improving the chances of success of technologically risky projects. Systems engineering seeks to understand the big picture and identify the cause and effect relationships between the various elements of any overall system. It also recognizes the importance of understanding the short- and long-term consequences of any action, as well as the associated risks and costs. Systems engineering is a structured and comprehensive design and management process, which takes into account both the business and technical interests of stakeholders throughout the life cycle of any proposed system.
This guide provides examples of how systems engineering has been employed by the GICHD and its partners around the world.
It is a useful reference for:
- Project Managers,
- IM and GIS
- Information technology specialists.
The Systems Engineering Guide for Humanitarian Information Management was co-authored by the GICHD in consultation with iMMAP, Alcis, Esri and SE-Training.
Systems Engineering Resource Guide
Useful General Resources