This book covers the fairly generic systems engineering process. It is dry at times, gets off on tangents here and there, and seems inapplicable. HOWEVER, I've found myself as a de facto systems engineer before, and I've worked projects the right way and the wrong way, and I can assure you the right way is more predictable, methodical, and better. This book will teach you what the right way is, and if you stick to the basic steps (worked for situational reasonability of course), this can put you on the right track. This book is not exciting, it is more managerial than anything. But then, engineering can't be all fancy toys and electricity, sometimes you have to write stuff down.