Blunting the Tools

We use language to describe and understand our world. As we communicate with each other, we try to accurately depict what we are thinking. We report what we observe, what we infer from what we observe, and what we conclude about our inferences. Likewise we use language to learn from …

Looking for a Unified Theory

Hillary Silitto of Thales has written a very interesting and important paper entitled “Integrating System Science, Systems Thinking, And Systems Engineering: Understanding the Differences and Exploiting the Synergies”. (available to INCOSE members at https://www.incose.org/ipub/12/36.PDF) He has amplified a discussion which holds the promise of expanded opportunity for a number of …

Finding SOA’s Missing Link

The critical aim of the service-oriented architecture is to bring services to the business enterprise. In the world of enterprise architecture, the service is defined as a unit of functionality packaged for convenient and consistent use. While this definition is accurate as far as it goes, it leaves unstated a …