Presentation on theme: "2 Jul 01 1. 2 The non-Academic Viewpoint on how Academia can be used to Support Stakeholders Colonel David Wright BSc MSc MPhil CEng FIEE UK Defence Logistics."— Presentation transcript:
2 The non-Academic Viewpoint on how Academia can be used to Support Stakeholders Colonel David Wright BSc MSc MPhil CEng FIEE UK Defence Logistics Organisation
2 Jul 01 3 Introduction Not a MOD representative An informed personal view SE influenced Smart Acqusition Little understanding now INCOSE rarely recognised There is a reason…
2 Jul 01 4 Scientifically Sound Systems Engineering Acute need No common language What is SE process? What is the value? Lost and re-discovered?
2 Jul 01 5 Role of Academics Need for a theory Much more than checklists Natural role for INCOSE academic community
2 Jul 01 6 Some Challenges Experience of real-world SE? Little time in real-world to stand back, take stock Practitioners don't really want to have to think Desire for a silver bullet Every SE effort will be different It MUST be – product and process are open systems!
2 Jul 01 7 Some Examples Applied to Process - Defence Acquisition
2 Jul 01 12 Product and Process Need Theory Acquisition is a large and complex system Not working well Improvements not effective Same issues as in product systems Both need scientifically sound SE theory
2 Jul 01 13 My Proposition Members tired of uncertainty But always a hot topic We must not give up Academic initiative with industry involvement Under the guidance and sponsorship of INCOSE Codify the essence of SE Then - major effort to distribute widely