When I get a systems engineer, I don’t know what I’m supposed to be getting.
– Anonymous Helix program manager participant
Chapter 4 explained the proficiencies that systems engineers need to perform their jobs well. This chapter presents a method to visualize how strong someone is in each proficiency – a PROFICIENCY PROFILE – or just PROFILE, for short. We begin with three fundamental truths:
These truths drive the importance of PROFILES and several distinct uses for them: