Category: Systems Engineering

Leadership for Systems Engineers: 6 Traits to Cultivate

Recent examples drawn from current events underscore the necessity for an appropriate leadership temperament. This is no less true for systems engineers than it is in the political world. Particularly in the technical world, this aspect of leadership is often overlooked when discussing leadership or providing leadership training. This is …

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 …