Can a big system be developed by obtaining a big number of subsystems from various suppliers and "integrating"?
everything ? What kinds of problems would typically occur ? To Jim. Thanks. Is it likely that for one of the subsystems someone "helpfully" tries to "improve" the subsystem but doesn't finish the job. So the big system isn't fit for purpose. Too bad if it's an airplane or submarine.
Asked By: workplace psychopath - 1/16/2009
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As a matter of fact, this is, IMHO, the only way to properly design a large complex system. When one has a house built, the same company does not build the foundation, the framing, the plumbing, and the electrical. These are specialties and the general contractor hires professionals to do those jobs. Similarly, large... More
Answered By: Jeffrey C - 1/17/2009
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computers are living proof of the answer to your question .
Answered By: mikeward46 - 1/16/2009
How do you think Boeing builds airplanes or nuclear submarines are built? I would call these big ticket items, a "big system... More
Answered By: Jim - 1/16/2009
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