Category: Systems Engineering

Batting Averages and Systems Concepts

Summer means vacations. Our two boys have always looked forward to the big trip to “the lake” in July and the smaller long weekends where we “get to” stay at motels. We eat breakfast out—something that never happens at home—in restaurants that specialize in breakfast. One summer when the boys …

Cybersecurity Design: First, Not Last

Every day we are barraged with commercials and news reports about cybersecurity. But what does this buzzword really mean in 2017? I asked my retired neighbor what he thought when he heard the word, “cybersecurity” and he immediately said, “the Russians.” This, of course is coming from his daily dose …

Selling MBSE

“Model-based systems engineering will make us faster, better, and cheaper.” “What hard number return on investment (ROI) we can expect from adopting MBSE?” The first is a statement of the sense we get when hearing advocates talk about the benefits of MBSE. The second, a question we hear from organizations …