"Model, then build"

Herb Schwetman
1999 Proceedings of the 31st conference on Winter simulation Simulation---a bridge to the future - WSC '99  
Developing a behavioral model of a system prior to implementing that system provides significant benefits. In some cases, errors in the design can be detected and corrected prior to implementation. In other cases, having a means for predicting the performance of the system prior to its deployment may aid in the design, implementation and configuration of the system. This paper presents a case for developing simulation models of systems early in the design and implementation process. A number of examples illustrate the benefits which can accrue.
doi:10.1145/324138.324222 fatcat:vs4jb63hbvh7xgzcjsktog5oeq