The ROI of Systems Engineering
Boehm, B., R. Valerdi, and E.C. Honour. 2008. "The ROI of Systems Engineering: Some Quantitative Results for Software-Intensive Systems." Systems Engineering, 11(3): 221-234.
This source is considered a primary reference for the Economic Value of Systems Engineering article.
The return on investment investigation is a core part of the rationale for doing Systems engineering as a part of the problem solving approach in an organization – and this work provides real statistical evidence of the efficacy of the approach. This article focuses on software intensive systems, but the results are generally valid.