Much legacy content served by Google (esp. early NASA and IEEE content) runs through to dead links :-( however, the Engineering and Technology History Wiki contains an incredible list of Oral Histories and you can read the full transcript of an interview with Eberhardt Rechtin (conducted in 1995 by Frederik Nebeker) at . . .
Excellence Beyond Measure and the need for Ultraquality Systems
Continuing the complex systems architecture theme and discussion of ultra-quality systems, the excerpt below is taken from Eberhardt Rechtin, Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, 1991, Chap 8.
Several issues spring to mind today, particularly how the need for some ultra-quality systems continues to be driven . . .
The Writings of a Complex Systems Architecture Legend
In his classic (but criminally overlooked) 1991 book "Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems," Eberhardt Rechtin discusses technical, managerial and architectural responses to the challenge of building high quality systems. Despite being several decades old, 'modern' techniques like Lean manufacturing . . .
Some tips from Eberhardt Rechtin
On the design of testable systems, Rechtin provides us with several heuristics [Rechtin, 1991] -
To be tested, a system must be designed to be tested
This sounds self-evident, yet, within many architecture silos, a view persists that testability is the concern of development and testing teams. Are they missing . . .