Category: Systems Engineering

5 Perceptual Positions and the Systems Engineer

A perceptual position is a perspective from which things can be viewed or considered. Perceptual positions … provide us with different information. Imagine viewing something from the north side, and then moving around to view it from the south side. Each of these two perceptual positions supplies us with distinct …

Diversity and Systems Engineering

It is a widely known principle of systems engineering that the combination of different elements in a system produces results not possible for the elements alone or even in the aggregate. The INCOSE definition follows the general pattern of others in stating “A system is a construct or collection of …

The Hidden Costs of Bookkeeping in Systems Engineering

Systems engineering can be characterized by many dualities – architecture and analytics, process and innovation, technical and communication. Perhaps most critical is the duality of inspiration and perspiration. Good systems engineering is defined by fresh thought, creativity, and ideation. But inspiration alone is not enough. There is a tremendous amount …