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Three Systems

In any system design, redesign or improvement effort there are always three systems to consider. The first one is obvious- it is the one being designed or modified. The second is less obvious and is often given cursory treatment. That is the system in which the subject of the design/redesign …

Looking for a Unified Theory

Hillary Silitto of Thales has written a very interesting and important paper entitled “Integrating System Science, Systems Thinking, And Systems Engineering: Understanding the Differences and Exploiting the Synergies”. (available to INCOSE members at https://www.incose.org/ipub/12/36.PDF) He has amplified a discussion which holds the promise of expanded opportunity for a number of …

How To Get There

In order to take advantage of the opportunities for systems engineering in nontraditional markets we need several things. First and foremost we need a vision. This involves being able to see the opportunities themselves. We must be able to recognize where organizations – potential customers – are doing systems design …