Author: David Long

Time to Drop MBSE?

By David Long, Vitech President Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) … model-driven development (MDD) … model-based engineering (MBE) … model-centric engineering (MCE) … digital thread … digital tapestry. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare famously wrote “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In the case of systems engineering …

5 Perceptual Positions and the Systems Engineer

A perceptual position is a perspective from which things can be viewed or considered. Perceptual positions … provide us with different information. Imagine viewing something from the north side, and then moving around to view it from the south side. Each of these two perceptual positions supplies us with distinct …

Where to Leverage Simplicity (and Where Not To)

Problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them. – Albert Einstein In virtually any discipline, pursuit, or profession, there is a consistent desire to learn, advance, and to simplify. For systems engineering, it is no different. The breadth of systems engineering is vast, holistic in perspective and …

9 Imaginary Roadblocks to MBSE

For over ten years, the systems engineering community has been focused on the transformation from document-centric to model-based techniques. In terms of the Roger’s innovation adoption lifecycle, we are beyond the early adopters, in the early majority, and moving towards the tipping point where model-based systems engineering becomes the expected …