Author: David Long

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 …

Integrated or Engineered?

As organizations expand their scope and look beyond model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to model-based engineering, digital thread, or digital engineering, there is a common refrain. Over and over again, organizations speak of pursuing integrated models. Integration is certainly a step forward from disjointed, but integration alone is not enough. If …

Selling MBSE

“Model-based systems engineering will make us faster, better, and cheaper.” “What hard number return on investment (ROI) we can expect from adopting MBSE?” The first is a statement of the sense we get when hearing advocates talk about the benefits of MBSE. The second, a question we hear from organizations …