Author: Zane Scott

The Language of Models

We talk a lot about “modeling language” in the world of systems engineering. That phrase gets used in a variety of ways with different meanings. It is the focus of discussions of standards. And yet, the variety of the usage of “modeling language” has some deleterious effects on the understanding …

Don’t Start Out Behind!

Every sprinter knows the importance of the first steps out of the blocks. The start is absolutely critical to their success in the race. No sprinter would hamper his start by trading his speedy, lightweight running spikes for a pair of heavy construction boots. And yet, systems engineers quite often …

MBSE 2.0 — Finding the Right Path

More and more, we are starting to think of model-based systems engineering—MBSE—as entering its next iteration. In what we are seeing as “version 2.0,” MBSE is not so much a new, augmented and revised edition of the model-based approach as it is a return to and a re-emphasis on its original …