Tag: CORE

The Three Systems

We often talk about understanding the three systems involved in the design space: the system under design, the context system, and the designing system. These three systems are depicted in Figure 1 from Vitech’s MBSE Primer, shown below. As the illustration makes clear, not only does the design team need …

Mightier than the Pen

In 1839, Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote in his play Richelieu, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” In this, Bulwer-Lytton meant to say that communicating thoughts was more powerful in effecting change than committing acts of violence through war. But might there be something more powerful than the pen? Systems engineers …

Systems Thinking – as a Sailor

I have a passion for sailing. I got the bug when I was learning how to be a Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy over 30 years ago. Recently, I crewed on a sailboat participating in the St. Petersburg to Habana offshore race. Habana, as in Havana, Cuba. A unique …