At the INCOSE International Symposium in Edinburgh last week, I was talking to Ron Carson, who like me is an ESEP, INCOSE Fellow, and just winding down at the end of a long and successful career in industry – Boeing in his case. I was delighted to learn that he is using my book for a Masters level Systems Engineering elective that he is delivering for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Then I heard from Michael Vinarcik, who decided to use my book after considering several other well known systems architecture textbooks, in his course MPD 5050 on Systems Architecture at UDM in Detroit.
The book has also been adopted in other universities, for example the University of Bristol (UK) Sustainable Systems undergraduate masters level module, and the Systems Thinking and Analysis course in the Business Strategy, Leadership and Change MSc at the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Outside academia it’s attracting great interest and acclaim from all sorts of people, both from the traditional defence and aerospace systems engineering sector and from completely different communities.