Author: Ron Kratzke

Test Configuration Management in MBSE

As groups look to the broader potential of model-based systems engineering (MBSE), supporting test and evaluation in a MBSE environment – and model-based T&E – has become a subject of interest. This has been the subject of recent presentations at various venues including the 2016 Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation …

Managing Resources in a Program Model

In the past couple of weeks I have assisted several customers exploring and using the Resource class in the development and analysis of program plans. The basic question posed to me was this: How can I manage and set the use of resources without looking at each individual program activity’s …

An Introduction to the Constraint Block Definition Diagram and Parametric Diagram in GENESYS

By Ron Kratzke, Principal Systems Engineer GENESYS 4.0 introduced two new diagrams – the Constraint Block Definition Diagram (BDD) and Parametric diagram. The addition of these two diagrams opens and expands insight into system design.  The Constraint BDD graphically displays the parameters restricting or constraining system design.  The Parametric diagram …