Category: Model-Based Systems Engineering

Models – Involved or Foundational?

Zane Scott, Vitech Vice President of Professional Services In the world of model-based systems engineering there is a surprising amount of confusion over the role and concept of models. One would think that a concept important enough to be contained in the very name of the practice would have a …

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?

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 and the drive to models, …

Limiting Our Thinking: The Challenge of Defining the Opportunity Horizon for Systems Engineering

Some disciplines are “invented” or, more accurately, “evolve” as ways of solving specific, difficult problems. Principles and techniques are developed to cope with the knotty aspects of such problems. This was the path that led to systems engineering. First discussed by Bell Labs, systems engineering arose across several decades primarily …