Journal of Systems Integration

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 91–102 | Cite as

Principles for principals

  • David R. Israel


The experience of the last 50 years in the engineering, acquisition and integration of large, complex electronic systems in both the civilian and military sectors has not been good, and there is considerable room for improvement. In an attempt to provide “lessons learned” and to summarize and codify some 40+ years of experience in this field, a set of ten principles are presented. They cover such topics as planning, leadership, organization, modularization and testing.

Key Words

System engineering integration lessons learned acquisition 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Israel
    • 1
  1. 1.Assistant Deputy for Theater Missile Defense, Theater Missile Defense DeputateStrategic Defense Initiative OrganizationWashington, DC

Personalised recommendations