Category: SysML

A Powerful Tool: The Spider Diagram

There is one tool in the system engineer’s toolkit that wields a great deal of power. Principal Systems Engineer Jeff Sili explains, in his latest blog post. From the post: One of the crucial skills an engineer needs to acquire is the ability to succinctly communicate a design. In the early …

Doin SysML

I speak with people in the systems engineering community all the time. When I hear systems engineers say, “Yeah, I’m doin’ SysML,” it makes me cringe. I’m not bashing SysML views in any way, shape, or form. I think SysML 1.5 diagrams are a great communications tool. But they don’t …

The Quest for Shared Cognition

Recently, I was asked a technical question regarding a workflow. I could offer a precise answer but fortunately had just enough context to know that in doing so I would set the project back rather than move it forward. In this case, the various players each had a slightly different …