No More Muddling Through

Mastering Complex Projects in Engineering and Management

  • Rainer Züst
  • Peter Troxler

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About this book


Sustainable solutions require the integration of social and ecological aspects in every planning and decision-making process. This means: analyse the real world and model the problem-situation as a system; understand the needs and objectives of the customers and clients; carefully develop alternative ideas and solutions, as well as evaluate concepts under multidimensional aspects/criteria. In this area Systems Engineering could offer a fruitful approach. Systems Engineering (SE) is a systematic way of thinking and a methodology to guide demanding problem-solving processes in the fields of management and engineering.

This book explains the most important principles and elements of Systems Engineering and three planning cases demonstrate the practical application.


management planning problem solving process successful project design systematic way of thinking systems engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Rainer Züst
    • 1
  • Peter Troxler
    • 2
  1. 1.ZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.RotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5017-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5018-3
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