INCOSE UK: A New Addition to the Don’t Panic Series

Jan 23, 2020, 10:57 AM by Emma Jane Taylor

A New Addition to the Don’t Panic Series

INCOSE UK are pleased to announce the release of the latest book in the Don’t Panic Series:
“Don’t Panic – The Absolute Beginners Guide to Managing Interfaces. ”

The book focuses on interface definition and management, an essential element of Systems Engineering, and an important engineering competence. It addresses issues with integration across interfaces, including missing functionality and poor performance in the introduction of new systems. The aim of this book is to equip readers with some practical methods and tools for dealing with interfaces, improving project outcomes, and reducing risk.

Author Paul Davies said “Every interface is an opportunity to lose information, time, control, and / or money through contention between stakeholders at either end. There are many issues surrounding interface management, which are relatively unexplored in the engineering literature. I wrote this book to address these issues, and to capture best practice in a concise, easily-digestible form.”

The INCOSE UK President Kirsty Akroyd-Wallis commented “INCOSE UK are delighted to welcome a new edition to the Don’t Panic Series and hope to welcome further instalments to the series in the near future”.

You can buy a copy of INCOSE UK’s latest book by visiting the INCOSE UK online store.

Notes to the editor:
Emma Jane Taylor
INCOSE UK Secretariat

Telephone: 01460 298217

Hazel Woodcock
INCOSE UK Communications Director


INCOSE UK Ltd is the UK Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), with over 1,000 individual and over 30 corporate members, exists primarily to serve UK-specific needs and is a key chapter within INCOSE. It has strong links with other UK institutions and plays a prominent role in both the domestic and the international scenes. It holds one conference and one training day each year, has active regional, working and special interest groups and publishes a variety of books, guides and other products tailored for UK members. Despite its focus on UK-specific needs, the UK Chapter attracts members from territories around the globe. The ‘flavour’ of Systems Engineering most prevalent in the UK has developed into an open and inclusive practice that facilitates the application of Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering principles in domains outside of the traditional domains of defence and aerospace. In recent years, the membership of INCOSE UK has widened significantly from its roots, expanding to include domains such as: automotive, rail, energy, civil engineering, space, medicine, and security. For more information, please visit

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