Complex to complicated

“Why focus on complexity rather than simplicity?”, Verma asks his audience rhetorically. “Because we tried simplicity ant it proves to be way harder. We therefore quickly went back to complexity again.” Complexity, he says, increases in the entire universe – in nature and in society and not least in systems engineering. It is society's and the system architect's task to deal with complexity, as with the growing fragility that is linked to it. “The system engineer's toolbox for that, mainly dating from the 1940-1970 period, begins to fall short. There is a need for change, but a lot has to be overcome before a new toolbox will become mainstream.”

Dinesh Verma

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Wouter Leibbrandt

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“Continuous innovation in methodologies, system architecture thinking and cross-disciplinary ways of working to master the ever increasing complexity are crucial to maintain and extend Europe’s and Dutch competitiveness in this strategic domain.”