Category: Systems Engineering

Is Digital Our Opportunity to Reset the Perception of Systems Engineering?

Those intimately familiar with systems engineering recognize the value it brings to projects and organizations. The 2012 study, The Business Case for Systems Engineering, quantified the connection between the application of systems engineering best practices and project performance. Even without this study, systems engineers intuitively understand the law of conservation of …

Vitech: Best of 2017

Ponder these statements: Managing complexity is one of the great challenges of our time. One of the fundamental tenets of systems engineering is that optimizing the components will not optimize the system. We as a society have a bias toward practicality. The goal of language is to give voice to …

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 …