- This lexicon is intended as a handy reference for common and some not so common systems engineering terms. The idea is to develop terminology with which professionals in the field of systems engineering might reach consensus.
- In part, the original terminology presented here has been derived from various definitions of the same terms provided by others. In the interest of brevity, alternative definitions, characteristics, or examples of the defined terms, all supported by selected references, are offered elsewhere.
- Program Managers, Project Leaders, Systems Engineers and others who interact with these professionals are encouraged to read and critique the proposed definitions and guidance. Anyone so moved should feel free to contribute alternative text, other terms, and supporting material on this site.
- Contact the author, Dr. Brian E. White, Former director of The MITRE Corporation's Systems Engineering Process Office (SEPO), [email protected]; cell: (617) 893-9542, for suggested changes or more detail. E-mail Dr. White anytime day or night, but please call only during business hours.
- The Lexicon can be found here.