MASI
Univerdidad Carlos III de Madrid
Airbus
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The MASI Method


“The method is more or less the same, regardless of the level at which it is applied”.
“The chaos perceived at low echelons of system development turns into order at high levels”.
Arthur David Hall, III, (1998)
Fractal Architecture of the Systems Engineering Method
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

MASI: method
Our learning cycle is based on three basic elements:
  • Fundamentals:
    • Base to understand the technologies, methods, requirements, …
  • Generalization: thinking
    • Systems Thinking <-> Thinking holistically
    • Avoid complexity through abstraction
    • Emphasis on the common patterns
  • Experimentation: doing
    • Move from abstraction to implementation, innovation, invention
    • Practice-oriented learning