Category: Requirements

The Systems Metamodel and Communication

The Systems Metamodel What is the system metamodel? It is the framework on which the system model is constructed. A system model must create a depiction of the system being studied or designed that will allow the design team to see its elements, relationships and attributes in a way that …

9 Characteristics of Good Systems Engineering

What makes for good systems engineering? We all know how difficult systems engineering is, but how well are we doing? As I think about maturity levels of organizations, I realize that definitions in the community can be rather heavy on process. I maintain that, although formal processes are best, organizations …

System Design Using MBSE

When you are developing a system design, have you ever asked yourself how it will be implemented? As systems engineers, we must always keep in the back of our minds that someone will have to print or manufacture parts, assemble and integrate subsystems, and eventually maintain the system. We can …

A Grounded Systems Metamodel – Now!

There are a number of efforts afoot to come up with a systems metamodel for model-based systems engineering. The necessity for such a metamodel is gaining recognition in the system design world. At its heart, a systems metamodel is a map for guiding system designers from what we know to …