Look first to failure


Journal Article

Reengineering anything starts with understanding failure. In the logical side, basing a reengineering project on successful models should give designers an advantage. Unfortunately, what makes things work is often hard to express and harder to extract from the design as a whole. Things work because they work in a particular configuration, at a particular scale, and in a particular culture. Trying to reverse engineer and cannibalize a successful system sacrifices the synergy of success.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, H

Published Date

  • March 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 4 - 5

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0360-8581

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/EMR.2005.25170

Citation Source

  • Scopus