Category: Communication

COVID 19 Anxiety and the Systems Engineer

As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) looms large on the public radar screen, it consumes a greater and greater share of our attention. We tend to get swept up in the drama and emotion unfolding like a science fiction thriller and forget that we have tools and skills that can be …

Making the Case: An Engineer’s Guide to Advocacy

Engineers are regularly tasked with making a case for their work. Whether it is to colleagues considering design alternatives, to management deciding whether to proceed in a particular direction, or to customers choosing whether or not to invest in a solution, the engineer who has invested time and thought in …

Connection: The Theme of 21st Century Systems Engineering

Systems engineering is entering a new era. The publication Systems Engineering Vision 2025: A World in Motion, originally published in 2014 by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), called for a shift in direction to include previously uncharted territory for systems engineering. This shift recognized new realities and needs …

The Systems Metamodel and Communication

The Systems Metamodel What is the system metamodel? It is the framework on which the system model is constructed. A system model must create a depiction of the system being studied or designed that will allow the design team to see its elements, relationships and attributes in a way that …