Category: Systems

A Twelve-Step Program for Systems Engineers

According to Psychology Today, “Addiction is a condition in which a person engages in use of a substance or in a behavior for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite detrimental consequences.” Addictions operate to block our view of reality as we focus …

Promoting Innovation: A Systems Approach

In the world of economic development, there is a priority placed on attracting innovative businesses and people. The heavy manufacturing sector is no longer the crown jewel of the economic developer’s kingdom. It is now the innovative business that has the greatest impact on the community’s well-being. The joke that …

A Powerful Tool: The Spider Diagram

There is one tool in the system engineer’s toolkit that wields a great deal of power. Principal Systems Engineer Jeff Sili explains, in his latest blog post. From the post: One of the crucial skills an engineer needs to acquire is the ability to succinctly communicate a design. In the early …