Paul Martin

The Cloud: Why should we care?

by Paul Martin June 26, 2012

FROM THE BLOG: Is the cloud another new fangled fad fleeting about in the firmament as a fancy figment of some marketers imagination?

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When Models and Metaphors are Dangerous

by Paul Martin March 24, 2012

FROM OUR BLOG: Paul Martin reviews the documentary “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” by Adam Curtis and delves into the dangers of improper use of Models and Metaphors.

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SEs as Creative Leaders

by Paul Martin March 11, 2012

Organizations and businesses need creative leaders and SEs should answer the call. It’s time for SEs to embrace their creativity and lead organizations to greater heights of technical glory.

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Solving Systems Engineering problems on the Back of a Napkin

by Paul Martin February 24, 2012

Paul Martin shares his experience at Dan Roam seminar. Insights drawn on the Back of a Napkin.

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Predicting or Creating the Future?

by Paul Martin January 7, 2012

Looking at Thomas Frey’s “Eight Grand Challenges for Human Advancement” from the latest THE FUTURIST, and contrasting it with IDC’s “hyper-disruption” period we are presently experiencing. How does SE fit into the creation of the future?

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Can Systems Engineering account for a corrupt heart?

by Paul Martin August 26, 2011

I was reading a Washington Post editorial a few weeks back, dealing with the tragic events around the July 23rd train accident in China.  What got me was the line: “the government was forced to admit that a design flaw was partly to blame for the accident, and not only a lightning strike” Looking into […]

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Style vs Substance?

by Paul Martin August 17, 2011

Where’s the fight? Every now and then I get an invitation in the mail to partake in a one day seminar for Edward Tufte’s “Presentation Data & Information.” I’ve never been able to go but the invitation I receive has a wonderful reproduction of an 1869 information map by Charles Joseph Minard. On one graphic, […]

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After Action Report: The 21st INCOSE International Symposium

by Paul Martin July 1, 2011

Two of our very own went to the 21st INCOSE International Symposium. Here are their reports: Dave Fadeley in Denver, enjoying the 2011 INCOSE International Symposium After being an SE for over 25 years and an INCOSE member for about 5 years, I had the opportunity to attend my first INCOSE International Symposium, the 21st […]

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How I was able to become part of the exclusive CSEP club

by Paul Martin March 1, 2011

[Editor’s Note: This article was written in 2007 but the lessons learned are still relevant for today.]  March 23, 2007, at around 1:45pm, I clicked the “end test” button and then I confirmed that I did indeed wanted to end the test. Then I waited, staring at the blank screen. This is not as instantaneous as […]

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