Category: Model-Based Systems Engineering

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 …

7 Classic Errors in Deploying MBSE

Model-based systems engineering is many things. It is architecture and analytics. It is communication and analysis. It is methods and tools. Fundamentally, it represents a shift from low fidelity representations in documents to higher fidelity, richer representations serving as the single source of truth for both communications and analysis. Ultimately, …