Systems Engineering Infrastructure

Or the mortar between the bricks

People, process and tools are critical to Systems Engineering, but there is one final and vital ingredient: the infrastructure that enables and supports the other three. The infrastructure is the surroundings, the equipment, conditions and factors, that influence the actions and behaviour of the System Development teams.

The conditions and factors can be social, cultural, personal, physical, organizational or functional. But they have to be right. Organizations often “make do” with poor accommodation, barely serviceable equipment, and bureaucracy. Making do is not a systems attitude.