While it is not certain that more philosophical and logical thinking will lead to solutions of modern system conception and development problems, it seems reasonably clear that technological and detailed analytical thinking alone will not lead to solutions. Early thinking in systems planning is necessary to ensure that technology doesn't drive requirements—or if it does, that we know what we're doing.
Taylor, Theodore C.
"Perspectives On Some Problems Of Concept Selection, Management and Complexity in Military System Development,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 34
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol34/iss5/6