Category: Model-Based Systems Engineering

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 …

Leveraging Affinity Diagrams during System Design

Chapter 4 of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (4th ed.) provides a thorough discussion of “Technical Processes for the System Lifecycle.” The first two technical processes are (i) business or mission analysis and (ii) stakeholder needs and requirement definition. Each of these processes leverages engagement of system designers with business …

Not All “Truth” is Created Equal

A single source of truth. This is one of the most used and most overloaded terms in model-based systems engineering – perhaps second only to “model” itself. A clear and compelling objective on the surface, it is shorthand representing an aspiration for project teams and a benefit of adopting MBSE. …