Tag: Complexity

The Importance of Integration

Complexity poses a greater and greater challenge for the system designer/problem solver. The classic approach to problem analysis and solution calls for the problem and its solutions to be broken apart into their constituent parts until those parts are simple enough to be clearly understood. From there, the parts—whether of …

5 Standards for Choosing a Tool and Approach

Complexity is nothing new to systems engineers and managers. The discipline of systems engineering evolved to improve our ability to deal with scale, interdependency, and complexity in systems development. Few systems engineers would doubt that complexity is increasing every year. The rate of change, the increasing interdependence and adaptability 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 …

Evolution or Revolution

The world of systems engineering is facing a revolution. Complexity and scarcity are converging to create a set of problems not susceptible to solution in the “normal” state of systems engineering. Problems are becoming more complex and are demanding more complex solutions. At the same time, resources to be applied …