Faculty Profile

John Boardman, PhD

Building: Babbio
Room: 536
Phone: 201.216.8539
Fax: 201.216.5080
Email: John.Boardman@stevens.edu
School:  School of Systems & Enterprises
Department:  School of Systems and Enterprises
  • Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool, UK, December, 1970."Synthesis of Electricity supply networks using mathematical and heuristic programming techniques."
  • B.Eng. from the University of Liverpool, UK, July, 1967. 1st Class Honors in Electrical Engineering
  • Extended Enterprise Architecting
  • Tools and techniques for System of Systems (SoS) Architectures
  • Simulation methods and technologies for time compression of new product development processes across SoS and the EE
  • Using systemigrams to capture strategic intent in SoS
General Information
Dr. John Boardman is a distinguished service Professor of Engineering Management at Stevens. Before coming to Stevens he was Professor of Systems Engineering (since 1995) at the De Montfort University, UK . Before that he was first GEC Marconi Professor of Systems Engineering and Director of the School of Systems Engineering, and then Dean of the College of Technology, at the University of Portsmouth.
Professional Service
Distinguished Service Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises
Selected Publications
  1. Boardman, J. and B. Sauser. (2008). Systems Thinking: Coping with 21st Century Problems, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press.
  2. JT Boardman. (1990). An introduction to systems engineering, Prentice-Hall.
Conference Proceedings
  1. Boardman, J., L. John, R. Edson and B. Sauser. (Oct 12-14, 2009). "The Conceptagon: A Framework for Systems Thinking and Systems Practice", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
  2. Sauser, B., D. Blair, and J. Boardman. (Oct 12-15, 2008). "Systomics: The Ultimacy of Design", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
  3. John, L., J. Boardman, and B. Sauser. (Jul 13-16, 2008). "Leveraging Paradox to Understand Technology Ecosystems: A Question of Balance", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics.
  4. John, L., J. Boardman, and B. Sauser. (Jun 2-5, 2008). "Technology and Policy: Opposite Ends of the Paradox Spectrum", IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering.
  5. Boardman, J.T., B.J. Sauser, and D. Verma. (Oct 7-10, 2007). "In Search of the Biology of Systems", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics.
  6. Sauser, B. and J. Boardman. (Apr 14-16, 2007). "Complimentarity: In Search of the Biology of Systems", IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering.
  7. Boardman, J. and B. Sauser. (Apr 24-26, 2006). "System of Systems – the meaning of Of", IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering.
  8. with BT Clegg, SJ Wingrove, and IF Alexander. (Apr 13-14, 1999). "Modelling and Simulation for a Large Product Development Process", IEE Workshop Salford University. .
  9. with BT Clegg, AJ Boardman, and R Mason-Jones. (Jun 6-10, 1999). "Designing an Optimal Product Introduction Process for an Extended Enterprise in the Aerospace Sector", INCOSE ‘99. . Brighton, UK. .
  10. with AG Fairbairn. (1999). "Structured engagement", INCOSE ‘99. Brighton, UK. .
  11. with BT Clegg. (Jul 1998). "A Soft Systems Methodology to Support Business Process Change Towards Concurrent Engineering", INCOSE ‘98. Vancouver. . 697 - 704.
  12. with BT Clegg. (Aug 2-5, 1998). "Achieving Strategic Change Towards Concurrent Engineering by using a new Soft Systems Methodology", The World Innovation and Strategy Conference ‘98. Sydney, Australia. . 466-475.
  13. with BT Clegg and AJ Boardman. (Sep 7-9, 1998). "Achieving Synergy within the Product Introduction Process of an Extended Enterprise", 14th National Conference on Manufacturing Research (NCMR). University of Derby.UK. . 589-594.
  14. with AJ Boardman, BT Clegg, IF Alexander I, and R Mason-Jones. (Sep 10-11, 1998). "Integrating Product Development Processes across Aerospace Supply Chains", Logistic Research Network (LRN) Annual Conference. .
  15. with BT Clegg. (Apr 2-4, 1997). "Systemic Analysis of Concurrent Engineering Practice", IEE Int. Conference: Factory 2000, Cambridge. IEE publication No. . (435), 464-470.
  16. with BT Clegg and AD Buckingham. (Aug 1996). "Factory process improvement using a human-centred approach", CE ‘96, Toronto, Canada. .
  17. with JM Bulbeck and BT Clegg. (Oct 14-17, 1996). "A systems methodology for analysing and simulating manufacturing processes", IEEE Man, Systems & Cybernetics Conference, China. .
  18. with AJ Cole and SJ Wolak. (Jul 9-14, 1995). "A Computer-based Process Handbook for a Systems Engineering Business", IWCASE ‘95, Toronto, Canada. .
  19. with AJ Cole. (Dec 1995). "Modelling product development processes using a soft systems methodology", 1st World Conf. on Integrated Design and Process Technologies, Austin, Texas. .
  20. J. Boardman. (Oct 1993). "Developing a framework for concurrency by capturing systems engineering rationale using a process modelling methodology", Computing in AeroSpace 9 Conference. San Diego. 173-181.
  21. with JM Kellett and N Brown. (Jun 1990). "An interactive environment for methodological developments in project planning", Proc. IEE Conference on ‘Expert Planning Systems’, Metropole Hotel, Brighton, UK. . 27-29.
  22. with G Marshall. (Mar 19-22, 1990). "A knowledge-based architecture for project planning and control", Proc. IEE Conf. UK IT90, Univ. of Southampton. .
  23. with TJ Barber. (1988). "Heuristic optimisation techniques in knowledge-based project control", Proceedings 12th IMACS Conference, Paris. .
  24. with G Marshall, JM Kellett and BS Lim. (1987). "PIPPA: Expert project planning system in manufacturing engineering", KBS ‘87 Conference, London .
  25. with G Marshall and PM Murray. (1987). "Project formulation and bidding in the flight simulation industry using knowledge-based techniques", Proc. Royal Aero. Soc. Internat. Conf. on ‘The acquisition and use of flight simulation technology in aviation training’. .
  26. with RJ Wilde, I Richards and G F Francis. (1977). "Computer-aided design systems for electricity-network planning", Proc. IEEE PES Winter Meeting, Statler Hilton, New York, USA, (A77). . 144-149.
  27. with RJ Wilde. (1974). "Interactive computer displays for distribution-systems planning", Proc. European Conference on Electrotechnics, Amsterdam, paper A2-1. .
  28. with RJ Wilde and D Farquhar. (1974). "A CAD system for distribution-network planning", IEE Conf. Pub. 111.. 85-91.
  29. J. Boardman. (1972). "An interactive method for the design of electrical networks", IEE Conf. Pub. 86, 92-97.
  30. with B W Hogg. (1971). "Computer design of electricity supply networks", IEE Conf. Pub. 76 . 11-15.
  31. with J Nokes. (1971). "Evaluation of man/machine interface problems in ATC systems", IEE Conf. Pub. 80 . 69-75.
  32. with B W Hogg. (1969). "Synthesis of electricity supply networks using dynamic programming", Computer-Aided Design IEE Conf. Pub. 51. . 249-259.
Book Chapters
  1. Sauser, B., J. Boardman, and A. Gorod. (2008). "System of Systems Management", System of Systems Engineering: Innovations for the 21st Century, Wiley & Sons.
  2. JT Boardman, JM Bulbeck and SJ Wingrove. (1997). "SYSTEMIGAME - play the game, learn the process", The International SIMULATION and Gaming Yearbook, P Saunders and B Cox, Research into Simulations in Education, 5.
  1. Eigbe, P., B. Sauser, and J. Boardman.. (2009). "Soft Systems Analysis of the Integration of Test and Evaluation and Program Management: A study of a Federal Aviation Administration’s Strategy", Systems Engineering Journal, Wiley. 13 (3).
  2. John, L., J. Boardman, and B. Sauser. (2009). "Leveraging paradox in systems engineering: Discovering wisdom", Information, Knowledge, Systems Management, Wiley. 8 (3).
  3. Boardman, J., B. Sauser, and D. Verma.. (2009). "In Search of Systems ‘DNA’", Journal of Computers, 4 (2).
  4. Sauser, B.J. and J.T. Boardman. (2008). "Taking Hold of System of Systems Management", Engineering Management Journal, 20 (4), 44-49.
  5. Gorod, A., B. Sauser, and J. Boardman. (2008). "System of Systems Engineering Management: A Review of Modern History and a Path Forward", IEEE Systems Journal, 2 (4), 484-499.
  6. Blair, C., J. Boardman, B. Sauser. (2007). "Communicating Strategic Intent with Systemigrams: Addressing the Network-Enabled Challenge", Systems Engineering Journal, Wiley. 10 (4), 309-322.
  7. with BT Clegg. (2001). "Structured Engagement in the Extended Enterprise", International Journal of Operation and Production Management.. 21 (5/6), 795 – 811.
  8. with BT Clegg, IF Alexander, SJ Wingrove, and AJ Boardman. (Aug 2000). "Tool support for integrating extended enterprises", IEE Proc.-Software. 147 (4).
  9. with JS Sagoo. (Sep 1998). "Towards the formalisation of soft systems models using Petri net theory", IEE Proc. – Control Theory Appl.. 145 (5), 463 – 471.
  10. with DG Sherman and AJ Cole. (Feb 1996). "Assisting cultural reform in a project-based company using systemigrams", International Journal of Project Management. . 14 (1), 23-30.
  11. with DG Sherman and AJ Cole. (Feb 1996). "Assisting cultural reform in a project-based company using systemigrams", International Journal of Project Management. . 14 (1), 23-30.
  12. with DA Ramsay, and AJ Cole. (Feb 1996). "Reinforcing learning using soft systemic frameworks", International Journal of Project Management. . 14 (1), 31-36.
  13. with AJ Cole. (Mar 1996). "Integrated process improvement in design and manufacture using a systems approach", IEE Proceedings Part D.. 143 (2), 171-185.
  14. with BT Clegg. (Jun 1996). "Process integration and improvement using systemic diagrams and a human-centred approach", Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, ISSN 1063 293X . 4 (2), 119-136.
  15. J. Boardman. (Jul 1995). "Wholes and Parts - A Soft Systems Approach", IEEE Transactions: Systems Man and Cybernetics, 25 (7).
  16. J. Boardman. (Feb 1994). "A Process Model for unifying Systems Engineering and Project Management", Engineering Management Journal, 25-35.
  17. J. Boardman. (1990). "Practical evaluation of an intelligent knowledge-based project control system", Proc. IEE Pt. A., 137 (1), 35-51.
  18. with JM Kellett and G Winstanley. (1989). "A methodology for knowledge engineering and an interactive graphics tool for knowledge modelling", Artificial Intelligence Engineering . 4 (2), 92-102.
  19. with TJ Barber. (1988). "Knowledge-based project control employing heuristic optimisation", Proc. IEE, Vol. 135, Pt. A.. (8), 529-538.
  20. with TJ Barber and G Marshall. (1988). "A philosophy and architecture for a rule-based frame system: RBFS", Eng. Appl. of AI. . 1 67-86.
  21. with TJ Barber and G Marshall. (1987). "A methodology for modelling a project management control environment", Proc. IEE Vol, Pt. D. 134 (4).
  22. with GCA Robson. (1986). "Towards a problem-solving methodology for coping with increasing complexity: an engineering approach.", The Computer Journal. . 29 (2), 161-166.
  23. with C Garrett and GCA Robson. (1986). "A recursive algorithm for the optimal solution of a complex allocation problem using a dynamic programming formulation.", The Computer Journal . 29 (2), 182-186.
  24. with TJ Barber and G Marshall. (1986). "A microcomputer implementation of an interactive critical path analysis system", Journal of Microcomputer Apps.. (9), 1-3.
  25. with CC Meckiff. (1985). "A branch-and-bound formulation to an electricity distribution planning problem", IEEE Trans. on Power Apparatus and Systems, Vol. PAS-104.. (8), 2112-2118.
  26. with C C Meckiff. (1979). "Circuit optimisation algorithms for electrical networks using dynamic contingency analysis", IEEE Trans. on Power Apparatus and Systems, Vol. PAS-100.. (5), 2343-2349.
  27. with CC Meckiff, I Richards and JR Green. (1977). "Comparative analysis of heuristic synthesis methods for electricity transmission networks", IEEE Trans. on Power Apparatus and Systems, Vol. PAS-98. (1), 187-196.
  28. with JR Green. (1976). "Security synthesis algorithm for electricity-supply networks", Proc. IEE.. 123 (11), 1213-1216.
  29. with R J Wilde. (1976). "Interactive graphics aid for power system planning", Proc. IEE.. 124 (1), 71-72.
  30. with I Richards. (1975). "Maximin algorithms for interactive synthesis of electricity-supply networks", Proc. IEE. 122 (11), 1235-1240.
  31. discussion paper with I. Richards. (1975). "Maximin algorithms for interactive synthesis of electricity-supply networks", Proc. IEE. 123 (12), 1368-1370.
  32. discussion paper with R. J. Wilde. (1974). "Interactive design of electricity-distribution networks", Proc. IEE. 122 853-854.
  33. with RJ Wilde. (1973). "Interactive design of electricity-distribution networks", Proc. IEE . 120 (9), 1006-1011.
  34. J. Boardman. (1973). "Design of dynamic programming feedback controllers for multivariable time-invariant linear systems", Int. J. Control, 17 (1), 33-43.
  35. with BW Hogg. (1972). "Computer method for design of electricity-supply networks", Proc. IEE. 119 (7), 851-856.
  36. with B.W. Hogg. (1972). "Computer method for design of electricity-supply networks", Proc. IEE. 120 (7), 775-776.
  • SDOE 679 Architecting the Extended Enterprise (ES/SDOE 679)
  • SDOE 684 Systems Thinking