System Design

Zuken and Vitech: Does the Acquisition Make Sense?

A couple weeks ago, Zuken acquired Vitech. What’s the fit? Does it make sense? We give a little insight in this video.

The INCOSE Symposium: Should You Attend?

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) holds an annual International Symposium event every year. Should you go? We give some guidance in this video.

What is Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE)?

Moving from documents and spreadsheets to a single, unambiguous model. That’s Model-Based System Engineering. This post and video gives an overview of this technology-led initiative.

Jama Connect: A Simple Solution for a Granular Approach

Jama Connect is a software solution that offers requirements management, test management, and more. This post reviews its functionality and value.

Collaborative 1D Modeling for Software and Systems

This post looks at 1D models for embedded software as well as systems engineering, specifically looking at the opportunity for collaborative efforts.

Altair Activate: Systems Development Solution

Altair Activate is a graphical system modeling and simulation application. This post reviews this solution and the value it provides.

Specialized System Design. It Matters. Here’s why.

There’s no doubt about it: system engineering seems to be a hot issue over the course of the last year. As I’ve dug deeper and deeper into this discipline, I’ve been a bit surprised at some of the specialization I uncovered. I mean, isn’t system engineering all the same? No. All system engineering is not …

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You Might Not Know It, But You’re Designing Systems

Does your company need system engineering? That’s a basic question that an increasing amount of companies are starting to ask themselves. No organization can afford to really ponder these kinds of questions without some motivation. No, there’s a reason they are becoming introspective in this way: there are some serious implications of failed system-level prototypes. …

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Adopting System Engineering: All, None or… Just a Little?

Many experts boastfully claim that organizations must adopt all system engineering practices to reap any benefits. This post challenges that stance. All of it. You need all of it. That’s the message that seems to float around system engineering practices and principles. You see, while I attended a number of conferences over the course of the …

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