Finding the right tool in Australia

In the photo above, Kevin Robinson (foreground) and Wayne Power examine a model in CORE. Robinson is Senior Systems Analyst with the Defence Science and Technology Group of the Australian Government. (Photo courtesy Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia.) “A bad worker blames his tools,” goes the old proverb. For …

Requirements Management vs. Requirements Engineering

As long as I’ve been an engineer, people have spoken about requirements management. I agree that requirements management is important to keep a program in compliance with stakeholder objectives. By stakeholder, I mean our own internal organization, the customer, the manufacturing team, the test team, the installation team, the lifecycle …

Managing Your Technical Team

Last week on our company blog, Zane Scott provided advice on how to be a better systems engineering leader. He outlined six traits that make good leaders. His article is great for reflection on our leadership personality and reminds us of things we need to incorporate in our interactions and …

Leadership for Systems Engineers: 6 Traits to Cultivate

Recent examples drawn from current events underscore the necessity for an appropriate leadership temperament. This is no less true for systems engineers than it is in the political world. Particularly in the technical world, this aspect of leadership is often overlooked when discussing leadership or providing leadership training. This is …