Faster, Better, Cheaper. The Fallacy of MBSE?

Presenter: David Long, President of INCOSE

Location: Schindler Aufzüge AG in Ebikon
Date: January 15, 2014 – 18:15 h


Scope, time, and cost are the three fundamental constraints of a project. Notoriously, we cannot fulfill all; as the standard saying goes today, “faster, better, cheaper – pick any two”.

With model-based systems engineering (MBSE), the concept of a faster-better-cheaper has re-emerged. MBSE promises quality improvements and better management of complexity. Can we actually achieve the vision of faster-better-cheaper? If so, what frameworks must we adopt as systems practitioners and what changes must we make as project managers?

Bio of Speaker

David Long starts his INCOSE presidency in January 2014. We could win him as speaker as he is on a business travel in Europe.


Please register by email to or sign up below, until 13. January 2014.

The participation on the event is free, also for non-members. We gratefully accept donations (see here for details). And of course, we would be happy to welcome you as member (member benefits and registration information, please see here).

Travel Information

The event takes place at Schindler Aufzüge AG in Ebikon in TTC building (Training and Technology Center, see overview). We will meet in the entrance lobby. The Schindler campus is open.

Public Transport: Travel to station Buchrain, see

Individual Transport: Take the motorway A14 (e.g., from Zürich to Luzern). Take Exit to Ebikon and the the special exit to Schindler (look for sign post after tunnel).,8.351755&spn=0.035995,0.090036&t=m&z=14&vpsrc=6
The parking situation on our campus is documented in the PDF. Look for any blue marked parking.


We will conclude the event with an apero and possibility for networking.

After the presentation by David Long, we will hold the annual general meeting (AGM) of the SSSE (see separate invitation to members).

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 18:15
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