Author: David Long

Know Your Audience

Know Your Audience The first question to answer when considering any presentation is “Who is the intended audience?” The answer to this question will tell you how the audience is used to communicating. (For example- Do they rely on specialized language? Are they accustomed to particular kinds of visual representations? …

An Open Letter to the Systems Community

23 September 2011 An Open Letter to the Systems Community In August 1992, a small systems engineering company was born just outside of Washington, DC with the vision of improving tools and practices for the systems engineering profession. In the nineteen years since, we have seen significant changes – consolidation …

What Exactly is a “Model?”

People use the word model in many different ways. They might mean a fashion model or a model plane or a financial model. The kinds of models we focus on are those that “represent” some aspects of a physical reality. It might be the images that make up a model …