Dreamers may envision our future, but it is the pragmatists who build it. Solve the right problem in the right way, mankind moves forward. Solve the right problem in the wrong way or the wrong problem in the right way, however clever or ingenious the solution, neither credits mankind. Instead, this misfire demonstrates a failure to appreciate a cru
Overview. Explicate discussion of systems engineering. Foundations of systems integration. Introduction to a theory of systems integration. Frameworks for systems integration. Value, worth, and risk in systems integration. Hierarchal versus heterarchial system decomposition. Coupling, cohesion, and connectivity between elements. Introduction to abstraction and granularity. Emergent behaviors. Systems integration management. Scenario planning for systems integration. System of systems integration. Future research in systems integration.