Category: Systems

All Systems Engineering is Model-based

By David Long and Zane Scott The late Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Thomas P. (Tip) O’Neill, famously said “all politics is local.” In that phrase he called to the surface a characteristic of politics that was often overlooked but always true. In the same way, we …

Innovation and the Systems View

“To create consists of making new combinations. … The most fertile will often be those formed of elements drawn from domains which are far apart.” Henri Poincarể In an environment where change is rapid, resources are relatively scarce customer demands are high, and the need for innovative thinking is critical. …

Finding SOA’s Missing Link

    The critical aim of the service-oriented architecture is to bring services to the business enterprise. In the world of enterprise architecture, the service is defined as a unit of functionality packaged for convenient and consistent use. While this definition is accurate as far as it goes, it leaves …