About Systems Engineering

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The SE perspective is based on systems thinking. Systems thinking is a unique perspective on reality—a perspective that sharpens our awareness of wholes and how the parts within those wholes interrelate. When a system is considered as a combination of system elements, systems thinking acknowledges the primacy of the whole (system) and the primacy of the relation of the interrelationships of the system elements to the whole. Systems thinking occurs through discovery, learning, diagnosis, and dialog that lead to sensing, modeling, and talking about the real-world to better understand, define, and work with systems. A systems thinker knows how systems fit into the larger context of day-to-day life, how they behave, and how to manage them. 

— International Council on Systems Engineering

ASEC 2016. An Engineers Meetup Story.

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in About Systems Engineering, Bits of reflection, Experiences / Impressions

ASEC 2016. An Engineers Meetup Story.

INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference ‘Building on Success’ #asec2016 INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference. Tim also wrote up his fresh thoughts here. A pleasurable a thought provoking read. View the story “ASEC 2016. An Engineers Meetup Story.” on...

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9 Laws of Systems Engineering

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in About Systems Engineering, Modeling, Resources

9 Laws of Systems Engineering

During my last session of YouTube foraging ( oh, you don’t want to see my view history … ) I stumbled upon this gem. Thought it’s a really good webinar, spot-on and directly to the core. I’d say it’s short, even though you wouldn’t say just based on video length. It addresses the basics very briefly and clearly enough, so I’d share with you all. It might come useful to explain that everlasting question on what is Systems Engineering and what is it you’re doing. Then the blank stare and quick...

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Thoughts on the ASEC2015 – Day Two

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in About Systems Engineering, Bits of reflection, Experiences / Impressions

Thoughts on the ASEC2015 – Day Two

INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference ‘Systems Engineering comes of age’ #asec2015 INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC2015): ‘Systems Engineering comes of age’ INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference ‘Systems Engineering comes of age’ View the story “Thoughts on the ASEC2015 – Day Two” on Storify...

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Thoughts on the ASEC2015 – Day One

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in About Systems Engineering, Bits of reflection, Experiences / Impressions

Thoughts on the ASEC2015 – Day One

INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference ‘Systems Engineering comes of age’ INCOSE ASEC2015: ‘Systems Engineering comes of age’ INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference ‘Systems Engineering comes of age’ View the story “Thoughts on the ASEC2015 – Day One” on Storify...

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INCOSE Professional SE Certification

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in About Systems Engineering, Resources

INCOSE Professional SE Certification

Certification is a formal process whereby a community of knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled representatives of an organization, such as INCOSE, provides confirmation of an individual’s competency (demonstrated knowledge, education, and experience) in a specified profession. The International Council on Systems Engineering has established a multi-level Professional SEP Certification Program to provide a formal method for recognizing the knowledge and experience of systems engineers, regardless of where they may be in their career....

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Systems Engineering at its Finest

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in About Systems Engineering, Bits of reflection

Systems Engineering at its Finest

Ever wondered how design decisions are made? What are the drivers behind some of the most intriguing solutions? Here is a teaser of what’s going on sometimes in our world when striving to satisfy the customer. Even though a satire, will draw smiles on the faces of those designing...

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ReqIf – standardising interchange?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in About Systems Engineering, Bits of reflection, Resources

ReqIf – standardising interchange?

Just to drop a few quick lines on the side of this article from the most recent IREB Magazine issue: Open Up. The leading Automotive companies (both OEMs and suppliers) already picked up the lead in developing an open requirements exchange standard. And maybe this is the most important word here: standard. They are the most affected, so with a great interest in aligning exchange. Then my thoughts: how about open source requirements management tools? There are already some, but any chance soon any of them could emerge above all and replace...

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The INCOSE Role of Systems Engineers

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in About Systems Engineering

The INCOSE Role of Systems Engineers

During the past thirty years, managers have found it advantageous, on projects of moderate size and above, to designate individuals whose primary responsibilities are systems oriented. These people are the “glue” that binds all the sometimes diverse system elements together. They provide the decentralized leadership and paths for the up/down communications that must occur in 1) flowing “down” the system level and project perspectives and 2) flowing “up” the component and subsystem perspectives of problems...

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A Quick Peek Over a Day in Our Life

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in About Systems Engineering, Experiences / Impressions

A Quick Peek Over a Day in Our Life

To start with a statement, a clear view of: the System Engineer is the one who is leading the entire projects technical development, therefore standing side by side with the project leader, complementing him. So, the Systems Engineer becomes a point of convergence of the various expert’s opinions, recommendations and interests. All only seeing chunks of the entire problem, and trying to impose their perceived best solution. Here comes the Systems Engineer’s role in comprising the problem in it’s entire complexity as a...

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