Howard Eisner, Ph.D.
Building large and complex systems continues to be a significant challenge for today’s systems engineers and integrators. This tutorial sets forth new ways of thinking that could lead to improvements in how systems engineering and integration are carried out. In particular, nine new perspectives are suggested for “”thinking outside the box””. Examples are provided for each along with a discussion of their potential benefits. In addition, thinking in groups as well as historical thinking suggestions are examined. A summary provides an overview of all suggested notions that represent departures from current mainstream approaches.