The Forgotten System

In a previous post, Three Systems we have discussed the existence of three systems around any system design or improvement project. In every such project we deal with the system we are designing or improving, the context system in which it will live and the system we use to execute …

Leadership and Systems Engineering (Part 1)

It has been widely said that, “managers do things right; leaders do the right thing.” Stephen Covey tied a more vivid picture to the concept when he observed, “management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” It is …

WHY MODEL-BASED?

Why use a “model-based” approach? What advantage is there to be gained from this approach? Let’s begin by noting that all systems engineering is model-based. It isn’t possible to think of, discuss, or design systems without using a model. The concept of the system, its functions and parts must be …