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February 12, 2012 NEW BOOK: A Journey Through the Systems Landscape; Harold Lawson
Systems Thinking has grown during the 20th century into highly useful discipline independent theories and practices. Systems Thinking focuses upon understanding the holistic properties of complex systems and, in particular, the dynamic relationships that arise in the interactions of multiple systems in operation.
Systems Engineering has gained momentum during the latter part of the 20th century and has led to engineering related practices and standards that can be used in the life cycle management of complex systems. Systems Engineering focuses upon transforming the need for a system into a set of capabilties, requirements, functions or objects, that guides production of products and services that meet the need in an effective manner.
The combination of Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering is of particular interest in establishing the capabiltiy to “think” and “act” in terms of systems.
This series publishes books and proceedings that are related to Systems Thinking or Systems Engineering or both subjects. Co-editors: Harold "Bud" Lawson and Jon P. Wade
This series is a cooperative enterprise between College Publications and the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology.