Author: Zane Scott

What Makes a Good MBSE Model?

In the world of model-based systems engineering (MBSE), there is still a fair amount of confusion around what makes a good—or even acceptable—MBSE model. George E. P. Box, the English statistician, famously observed, “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” He further clarified that idea with this expansion, “Remember …

The Forgotten System

In any system design project there are always three systems of importance. The first of these is what we call the system of interest or the solution system. That is the system we intend to design. (Note: For the purposes of this discussion, the name “system of interest” may be …

Controlling the Complex Adaptive System

The most alert and knowledgeable readers will have already noticed a contradiction in the title. While “control” is a traditional engineering concept and focus, its meaning in the realm of complexity can best be described as “eroded.” Even that is probably a generous description. A more accurate title statement would …