Publisher description for Systems engineering : a 21st century systems methodology / Derek K. Hitchins.

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This book addresses the problems involved in achieving successful systems, exploring how these problems might be solved in theory, and how the solutions can be manifested in practice. Hitchins also introduces a systems methodology that can be employed when tackling any issue or problem, and that can be used for all kinds of systems (from small, technological, to global socioeconomic). There are a range of case studies to illustrate how the methodology can be implemented for many different systems, and the book starts with a full explanation of the systems philosophy and system models, therefore making it accessible to a wide spectrum of readers from a number of backgrounds.