1. The First Principle: Stakeholder Value-Based Guidance

“The principle of Win/Win is fundamental to success in all our interactions ... And it involves process; we cannot achieve Win/Win ends with Win/Lose or Lose/Win means.”

—Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Simon and Schuster, 1989

“Systems and software engineering are of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

—Freely adapted from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, 1863

The principle of “stakeholder value-based guidance” derives from the International Council on Systems Engineering’s (INCOSE) definition of systems engineering:

An interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems.

As discussed in the Introduction, a system ...

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