I wanted to call this post "Minoan bull-jumping, the Parthenon, and Vitruvian Man", but am told I need to optimize my title and content to attract the readers I want. I don't suspect there are many other classicists who have converted to engineering--if I knew of any, I could have used that title.
My point today is that Agility, Architecture, and Measurement aren't new concepts. On the contrary, I maintain they go back to the roots of our civilization and culture.
Who would need to be more agile, than someone whose life depends on it? I suspect jumping over the back of a bull required agility.
What building is more elegant and beautiful than the Parthenon? It is a standard by which all other buildings are measured, the archetype of architectural beauty.
Leonardo da Vinci spent a lot of time measuring, sketching, modeling and prototyping, to get his proportions and designs right. And his works have never been equaled either.
So, how do agility, architecture, and measurement relate to systems and software engineering in Aerospace and Defense? Check back, or sign up for my feed to find out.