Systems Engineering

A Systems Engineering Approach to Managing Complexity



Global markets are the new normal for many manufacturers. Highly segmented and dynamic customer preferences, rapid technological innovation and distributed engineering teams greatly affect your ability to outdistance the competition. To overcome these challenges and deliver high quality products to market on-time and on-budget requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that coordinates all engineering disciplines. Through Systems Engineering, product development organizations can tackle and manage complexity and innovate rapidly and efficiently. Businesses become market leaders — increasing revenue, market share, and competitive advantage.


PTC’s technology solutions help customers transform the way they create and service products across the entire product lifecycle - from conception and design to sourcing and service, enabling them to achieve sustained product and service advantage. Key solutions to support a Systems Engineering approach include PTC Systems Engineering Solution and PTC Global Product Development Solution; see our other PTC Solutions.

About Derek Piette

About Derek Piette

Derek Piette is a Product Management Director at PTC and is currently responsible for the product direction of PTC’s System Requirements and Validation solution within the ALM Segment. Mr. Piette also manages the integration between Windchill and Integrity. He has spoken at numerous events on the topics of hardware-software interaction, electronics and high tech, and PTC’s product direction

Since joining PTC in 2003, Mr. Piette has held several positions within Product Management involving CAD data management, CAD integrations, requirements management, and complete product structures. Prior to joining PTC, Mr. Piette worked as an electrical and systems engineer for a semiconductor capital equipment supplier, KLA-Tencor.

Mr. Piette attended WPI where he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.