Systek employs a hierarchic, top-down methodology for problem solving in systems engineering.
Understand the needs and requirements, quantify the problems, and establish the bounds of the system. Define and quantify all interfaces.
Determine solution criteria, develop a design approach, and partition it into logical functions, allocating the requirements to the functions.
Develop effective implementations for each function, assuring consistency between functions.
Has essential functionality been achieved with necessary quality at lowest lifecycle cost? Does the sum of the parts satisfy the whole?
Is the right problem being solved? Does the solution fit the problem? What are the impacts of tradeoffs and compromises?