Category: Misc

Looking forward while remembering the past

Above: David Long, then director of product development, tends to matters at the Vitech booth at the National Council of Systems Engineering in St. Louis in 1995. This is Part I in an occasional series on the history of Vitech Corporation. Part II recounts the contributions of an influential figure …

Educating Engineers or Training Technicians?

Zane Scott, Vitech Vice President of Professional Services Those of us engaged in instruction, be it live or web-based, are often asked to provide “practical examples” of the principles and techniques we discuss. There is an intense desire to focus on application and avoid theory or concepts. The examples requested …

Avoiding Off-ramps on the Way to Good Systems Engineering

By David Long, Vitech President There is no doubt that systems engineering is growing. It is growing in applicability as the degree of complication and complexity rises across many different application domains – aerospace and defense, transportation, automotive, energy, medical, consumer products, and more. It is growing in importance as …

Models – Involved or Foundational?

Zane Scott, Vitech Vice President of Professional Services In the world of model-based systems engineering there is a surprising amount of confusion over the role and concept of models. One would think that a concept important enough to be contained in the very name of the practice would have a …