Heidi L. Davidz

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As engineering systems become more complex, the roles involved in developing and managing such systems also become more complex. Thus, there is increasing interest in educating and training engineering professionals to think more systemically. In particular, there is an increasing need to accelerate the development of senior systems engineers. As new(More)
As systems become more complex, the roles involved in developing and managing such systems also become more complex. As such, there is increasing interest in training engineering professionals to think systemically. However, sufficient data are missing to understand the mechanisms that most effectively and efficiently develop systems thinking. This article(More)
This paper aims to advance the pedagogy of systems engineering by identifying opportunities and challenges in empirical research in the field. After an introduction to how empirical research could be further utilized in systems engineering, this paper discusses challenges faced when conducting empirical research in systems engineering, threats to validity(More)
As more senior systems engineers are needed to handle the increasing complexity of contemporary systems, there is an increasing need to accelerate the development of these senior professionals. However, the process of efficiently developing a senior systems engineer is not well-understood. To compact this problem, the skill set needed by senior systems(More)
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