Author: David Long

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 …

Not All “Truth” is Created Equal

A single source of truth. This is one of the most used and most overloaded terms in model-based systems engineering – perhaps second only to “model” itself. A clear and compelling objective on the surface, it is shorthand representing an aspiration for project teams and a benefit of adopting MBSE. …