Category: Systems Engineering

Developing Our Next-Generation SE Workforce

Whenever I visit an organization engaged in systems engineering, the #1 challenge is always the same. Large or small, seasoned or new, government or commercial, the complaint is always the shortage of good systems engineers. The common refrain is “we don’t have enough, and many of the ones we have …

9 Characteristics of Good Systems Engineering

What makes for good systems engineering? We all know how difficult systems engineering is, but how well are we doing? As I think about maturity levels of organizations, I realize that definitions in the community can be rather heavy on process. I maintain that, although formal processes are best, organizations …

A Grounded Systems Metamodel – Now!

There are a number of efforts afoot to come up with a systems metamodel for model-based systems engineering. The necessity for such a metamodel is gaining recognition in the system design world. At its heart, a systems metamodel is a map for guiding system designers from what we know to …