Transforming the Enterprise Using a Systems Approach

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Martin, J.N. 2011. "Transforming the Enterprise Using a Systems Approach." Presented at 21st Anniversary International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) International Symposium, June 20-23, 2011, Denver, CO, USA.


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Enterprise systems engineering (ESE) is an emerging discipline that can be used to more confidently and rapidly create the essential changes for the modern enterprise to survive in these days of enormous economic and social uncertainty. Systems engineering (SE) could have much to offer in enabling this transformation, but significant enhancements to traditional SE tools and methods must be brought to bear. This paper describes a set of principles and concepts that enables greater benefits when using the systems approach for enterprise transformation. These enhancements include technical activities, of course, but they also address the substantial leadership and managerial challenges at the enterprise level.

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