Complex Systems abound. How to *engineer* them is a challenging problem in any domain. In our Software Intensive System of Systems domain to complexities include all the moving parts and the people that interact with those moving parts.

Here's a collection of resources from my library that have served us well in our efforts to increase the probability of success for our SISoS. Many of these can be found on the web starting at **PDF Drive** or **EPDF**.

- Systems of Systems Engineering: Innovations for the 21st Century, Edited by Mo Jamshidi, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
- Enterprise Systems Engineering: Advances in the Theory and Practice, Edited by George Rebovich Jr. and Brian E. White, CRC Press, 2011.
- Decision-Making in Engineering Design: Theory and Practice, Edited by Yotaro Hatamura, Springer, 2006
- A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering, 2nd Edition, Dave Long and Zane Scott, VITECH, 2011.
- Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety, Nacy G. Leveson, The MIT Press, 2011.
- Engineering Complex Systems with Models and Objects, David W. Oliver, Timothy P. Kelliher, and James G. Keegan, Jr. McGraw-Hill.
- Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management, Second Edition, Howard Eisner, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
- Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management, Second Edition, Andrew P. Sage and William B. Rouse, John Wiley & Sons.
- Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, Eight Edition, Harold Kerzner, John Wiley & Sons, 2003.
- Systems Engineering Management, Fifth Edition, Benjamin S. Blanchard and John E. Blyler, John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
- Systems Requirements Analysis, Jeffrey O. Grady Elsevier, 2014.
- Systematics: How Systems Work and Especially How They Fail, John Gall, Quadrangle, 1975.
- Systems Engineering Principles and Practices, Second Edition, Alexander Kossiakoff, William N. Sweet, Samiel J. Seymour and Steven M. Biemer, John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
- Systems Engineering: A 21st Century Systems Methodology, Derek Hichins, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
- Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Design Business Architecture, Third Edition, Jamshid Gharajedaghi, Elsevier, 2011.
- Engineering Design of Systems: Models and Methods, 2nd Edition, Dennis M. Buede, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
- The Art of Systems Architecting, Second Edition, Mark W. Maier and Eberhardt Rechtin, CRC Press, 2000.
- A Handbook for Software and Systems Engineering: Empirical Observations, Laws and Theories, Albert Endres and Dieter Rombach, Person/Addison Wesley, 2003.
- Modeling Complex Systems
- Complex Systems, J.-P. Bouchaud, M. Mezard, and J. Dailbard, editors, Elsevier, 2007.
- Modeling Complex Systems, Second Edition, Nino Boccara, Springer, 2004.
- Complexity Explained, Peter Erdi, Springer, 2008.
- The Complexity Theory Companion, Lane A. Hemaspaandra and Mitsunori Ogihara, Springer, 2002.
- Risk, Complexity, and ICT, Edited by Ole Hanseth and Claudio Ciborra, Edward Elgar, 2007.
- Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture, Third Edition, Jamshid Gharajedhi, Elsevier, 2006.

With these books, there are papers needed to successfully manage projects in the presence of complexity

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**Complex System Governance Reference Model**," Charles B. Keating and Joseph M. Bradley,*International Journal of Systems Engineering*, Vol. 6, Nos 1/2, 2015 - "
**Engineering Complex Systems: Implications for Research in Systems Engineering**," William B. Rouse,*IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics*, Part C: Applications and Review, Vol. 33, No. 2m May 2003. - "
**A Framework for Understanding Uncertainty and its Mitigation and Exploitation in Complex Systems**," Prof. Daniel Hastings and Dr. Hugh McManus, 2004 Engineering System Symposium, MIT E40-257. - "
**Graph-Based Digital Blueprint for Model Based Engineering of Complex Systems**," Manas Bajaj, Jonathan Backhaus, Tim Walden, Manoj Waikar, Dirk Zwemer, Chris Schreiber, and Ghassan Issa,*27th Annual INCOSE International Symposium*, July 17-20, Adelaide Australia. - "Managing and Engineering Complex Situations 2007: Mastering Wicked Problems: Effectively Living Near the Edge," Richard N. Knowles, Norfolk, VA October 22-24, 2007.
**Sensemaking in a Value Based Context for Large Scale Complex Engineered Systems**," Nazareen Sikkandar Basha, Iowa State University, 2017