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Towards integrating systems thinking into systems engineering: theory and application in development of capability concepts

Towards integrating systems thinking into systems engineering: theory and application in... Systems thinking encompasses an extensive range of methods based on established theoretical traditions that can be valuable in the early stages of systems engineering and system of systems engineering projects. Despite the growing recognition of the complex and systemic nature of contemporary systems engineering endeavours, there are few reports of the application of systems thinking methods in this context. In our study, we propose a methodological framework for applying systems thinking methods to the concept phase of capability development. We illustrate application of the framework across five cases in the military domain, with a particular focus on iterative refinement of workshop designs through theory-practice cycles. In reflecting on the generalisability of our study findings, we discuss the theoretical implications and provide a set of practical tips for systems engineering practitioners who may be interested in exploring systems thinking methods within their own practice. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of System of Systems Engineering Inderscience Publishers

Towards integrating systems thinking into systems engineering: theory and application in development of capability concepts

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
ISSN
1748-0671
eISSN
1748-068X
DOI
10.1504/ijsse.2022.124976
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Abstract

Systems thinking encompasses an extensive range of methods based on established theoretical traditions that can be valuable in the early stages of systems engineering and system of systems engineering projects. Despite the growing recognition of the complex and systemic nature of contemporary systems engineering endeavours, there are few reports of the application of systems thinking methods in this context. In our study, we propose a methodological framework for applying systems thinking methods to the concept phase of capability development. We illustrate application of the framework across five cases in the military domain, with a particular focus on iterative refinement of workshop designs through theory-practice cycles. In reflecting on the generalisability of our study findings, we discuss the theoretical implications and provide a set of practical tips for systems engineering practitioners who may be interested in exploring systems thinking methods within their own practice.

Journal

International Journal of System of Systems EngineeringInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2022

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