Author: Fran McCafferty

Model-Based Systems Engineering – All or Nothin

As all systems engineers know, successful systems engineering requires modeling every aspect of a system and using every capability of our MBSE tools. Anything short of that is a failure, right? Wrong! Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) takes traditional, very often Microsoft Office-documented, systems engineering to the next level. But there …

The Power of Storytelling in Program Design

One thing I have noticed over my years as a practicing principal systems engineer is that when program managers and technical leads can’t tell their story clearly, it’s because they aren’t clear about what they’re trying to accomplish. Let me back up for a moment and introduce myself, since I’m …