Category: Model-Based Systems Engineering

Avoiding Off-ramps on the Way to Good Systems Engineering

By David Long, Vitech President There is no doubt that systems engineering is growing. It is growing in applicability as the degree of complication and complexity rises across many different application domains – aerospace and defense, transportation, automotive, energy, medical, consumer products, and more. It is growing in importance as …

Self-Inflicted Wounds on Our Journey to MBSE

By David Long, Vitech President Over the past six weeks, I have had the pleasure of participating in a wide range of systems engineering forums, workshops, and conferences in multiple regions and across diverse domains. I continue to be impressed by the energy and passion that permeates these events and …

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 …

The Fool’s Errand of Reuse in MBSE

Systems engineering emerged in an era of clean-sheet, top-down, stand-alone design where design began at the system level and proceeded through custom manufactured assemblies and electronics. In today’s age of rapid technology infusion cycles, changing needs, and middle-out or bottom-up design, we strive instead to embrace reuse of existing components …