Author: Zane Scott

The Systems View

If you’ve paid a visit to the National Mall in Washington DC this October you may have noticed some puzzling patterns covering a large area between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. At ground level the markings were discernible as patterns but they lacked any overall coherence. They were …

Painting a Picture of Your System

Designing a system solution is a creative act in the fullest sense of the word. Among the most common definitions of creativity there are two recurring elements. Creativity is most often described as the act of producing something that is both novel and valuable. This certainly describes the systems engineering …

A Revolution All Dressed Up for Dinner

At its recent International Symposium the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) released its Systems Engineering Vision 2025 report titled aptly “A World In Motion.” This document is a bold and forward-thinking vision of an exciting future. On the surface it appears innocuous enough. However, it is only on close …