Author: Zane Scott

Nuts and Bolts

The following is the story of one engineer who charted a clear course through the problems of communicating from her world to another. Suzanne opened her eyes that morning to a feeling of mixed anticipation and nervousness. The day was here! She looked forward to the challenge but at the …

Evolution or Revolution

The world of systems engineering is facing a revolution. Complexity and scarcity are converging to create a set of problems not susceptible to solution in the “normal” state of systems engineering. Problems are becoming more complex and are demanding more complex solutions. At the same time, resources to be applied …

Systems Engineering for Adults

As Vitech celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are reminded that we stand at a pivotal point in our corporate development. Because we closely mirror the development of INCOSE (founded 27 years ago in 1990), we see the same kind of significant milestone in the growth and development of systems engineering. …

Batting Averages and Systems Concepts

Summer means vacations. Our two boys have always looked forward to the big trip to “the lake” in July and the smaller long weekends where we “get to” stay at motels. We eat breakfast out—something that never happens at home—in restaurants that specialize in breakfast. One summer when the boys …