This Standard is intended to enable an enterprise to strengthen its competitiveness in global markets by engineering and producing quality systems, and by delivering its products on time at an affordable price or cost. The focus, therefore, is on conceptualizing, creating and realizing a system and the products that make up a system. This Standards was developed as a joint project of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) and the International Counci on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). This effort was chartered by the G-47 Systems Engineering Committee of EIA and has been designed as Project PN-3537. this Standard has been approved by the EIA Engineering Department Executive Committee.