• Things that act together to achieve a common purpose in other words they all work together to fulfill one purpose.
  • you need components or resources.
  • the way the system works is known as the processes of the system.
  • almost all systems are themselves made up of smaller sub-systems and similarly almost all systems are part of larger systems.
  • everything that is influenced by the system is called the environment.
  • example of a system is the braking system in a bar fulfills the need to slow down the car.

Diagrammatic Representation of a System

  • IPO charts identify how specific inputs are transformed into outputs.