Category: GENESYS

Cybersecurity Design: First, Not Last

Every day we are barraged with commercials and news reports about cybersecurity. But what does this buzzword really mean in 2017? I asked my retired neighbor what he thought when he heard the word, “cybersecurity” and he immediately said, “the Russians.” This, of course is coming from his daily dose …

Leveraging Affinity Diagrams during System Design

Chapter 4 of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (4th ed.) provides a thorough discussion of “Technical Processes for the System Lifecycle.” The first two technical processes are (i) business or mission analysis and (ii) stakeholder needs and requirement definition. Each of these processes leverages engagement of system designers with business …

Mightier than the Pen

In 1839, Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote in his play Richelieu, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” In this, Bulwer-Lytton meant to say that communicating thoughts was more powerful in effecting change than committing acts of violence through war. But might there be something more powerful than the pen? Systems engineers …

A Systems Engineer Grows Up

By Jeff Sili, Vitech Principal Systems Engineer Silicon Valley icon and industrial designer Steve Jobs had a favorite dictum when he spoke to young audiences. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you …