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Which aspects of the system’s complexity are most significant for the project’s success or failure?

by Christine Kowalski | Apr 15, 2019

A survey has been created which aims to collect opinions on the significance of different factors that may contribute to the degree of challenge involved in designing and realising a novel engineered system, such as a novel air traffic management system or a novel semi-autonomous vehicle. 

INCOSE Members are invited to complete the survey:

"When we attempt to design and engineer a novel system, which aspects of the system’s complexity are most significant for the project’s success or failure?".

The survey should only take around 20 - 30 minutes to complete.  The survey is open from 11th March 2019 to 3rd June 2019.  

Outputs of the survey will contribute towards a PhD in Systems Engineering being carried out at the University of Bristol as part of an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project (iCASE 16000139) entitled `Ensuring Flexible Design Strategies for Complex Systems Engineering'.

As a reward for completing the survey, participants can provide their email address on the final page to have a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. Responses to the survey will remain anonymous, regardless of whether you enter the prize draw or not.