By David Long, Vitech President
“There is NO SUCH THING as non-model-based engineering”
Zane Scott, Vitech Corporation Vice President of Professional Services
An interesting quote when you consider systems engineering has spent the last ten years obsessed with the transformation to model-based systems engineering (MBSE). But Zane is exactly right. Engineering has always been, and always will be, model-based. This transformation is far less revolution and far more evolution. Nonetheless, when done well, the impact is transformational, both to the organizations that implement MBSE properly and to the systems we engineer. With an eye towards helping more practitioners and organizations understand systems engineering, MBSE, and the value it represents, Zane produced a three hour self-paced tutorial series Foundations of MBSE: From Concept to Reality. Packaged in twelve “TED Talk-length” segments and filled with thought-provoking nuggets, this series is freely available on the Vitech website. More...
By Ron Kratzke, Vitech Principal Systems Engineer
I recently read an article in Quality Progress magazine (a monthly publication of the American Society for Quality) which talked about focusing on the problem before determining a solution. In this article the author quoted two prominent thinkers, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln.
Albert Einstein said: “If I only had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about the solutions.”
Abraham Lincoln said: “If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe.” More...
By Bethany Maddox, Customer Care Specialist
The Vitech Customer Care team is very pleased to announce our new Customer Resource Center on our website, built with user feedback and designed to provide you the resources you need regardless of your level of experience with Vitech software and methodology. More...