As a Co-Director of MIT's System Design and Management Program, of which Paul is an alumnus, it is especially pleasing to read his book A Framework for Complex System Development. This excellent, much-needed book fills a significant void in system architecting by presenting an integrating framework for large scale systems. It brings together best practices from a number of different fields, including aerospace, automotive and software from both the technical and managerial perspectives. As a practitioner with many years experience Paul recognizes the importance of the business aspects of product development and does a good job of balancing the technical and the business problems. This book is one of the first in the area of systems architecting and as such is an important step forward. I congratulate Paul on producing a broad ranging and readable text that will undoubtedly stimulate much debate.
-Professor John Williams, Co-Director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's System Design and Management Program