INCOSE Webinar: "Nine Laws of Effective Systems Engineering"
Date: 25 July 2012
Time: 15:00 UTC/ 11am EDT
Presenter(s): Zane Scott
General Webinar Details: Webinar 43
For the manager seeking project success, the design team seeking to deliver a solution, and the customer seeking an answer to their needs, systems engineering is critical. It is through the application of sound systems engineering practices that the ultimate solution can be crafted to hit the mark while minimizing or eliminating unintended consequences. It is the systems engineer who maintains the systems perspective on the underlying needs and value proposition throughout the quest for a solution. It is the systems engineer who tracks the interaction of the system with its environment and works to prevent any unplanned, detrimental interactions that might result from the system design choices made along the way.
Unfortunately, very often systems engineering has been shuttled off to merely act as the project record keeper to assemble, catalog, and retrieve project documentation. But effective systems engineering process resides at the very heart of successful system solutions. Without this systems perspective, solutions can go seriously awry. Unintended consequences can make the “cure” quite literally worse than the “disease.” Design choices can cause the solution to veer away from the customer needs that called for the solution in the first place. Sound systems engineering approaches stand against these possibilities. Meeting the need for efficient and effective solution design is governed by nine foundational truths or laws of systems engineering.
Zane Scott, Vice President of Professional Services, manages Vitech's consulting and training organization. For the past twenty-five years, Zane has built a skill set which enables him to provide insight and guidance to individuals and companies as they improve organizational processes and methodologies. Zane has worked as a senior consultant and process analyst assisting government and industry clients in implementing and managing organizational change. Zane has also taught systems engineering methodology in a variety of settings, is a frequent presenter on MBSE, and is co-author of Vitech’s book A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering.
For the manager seeking project success, the design team seeking to deliver a solution, and the customer seeking an answer to their needs, systems engineering is critical.