The first day of my shadowship at Northrop Grumman I got to meet my first mentor Tom, he is a systems engineer thier. One of the very first things we did was an activity that introduced us to the world of systems engineering explaining what it was.For the activity we had to pretend that a company had hired us to create a bike for them and we had to meet all of thier unique needs. For example we pretended that they needed a bike that had to brake within 10feet, and it also needed to be mountain worthy, so then we realized that because of these requirments we had to have a certain style of frame for the bike we kept adding more features and having to compensate because they affected others. etc. This is the kind of thing that Tom does all the time except for huge projects for Northrop Grumman.