Category: Systems

COVID 19 Anxiety and the Systems Engineer

As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) looms large on the public radar screen, it consumes a greater and greater share of our attention. We tend to get swept up in the drama and emotion unfolding like a science fiction thriller and forget that we have tools and skills that can be …

Managing Functional Requirements with GENESYS

Requirements management in GENESYS differs from approaches used by other systems engineering tools, modeling or architecture tools, and databases. In keeping with academic and INCOSE processes, GENESYS leverages the full power of MBSE for requirements management using its systems metamodel as a guide. (See: What is the Difference Between a …

Understanding Interfaces

We’re told risk is at the interface. But, the term “interface” conflates many ideas, and we often focus on the wrong problem. To correct that, we should consider three perspectives on connectivity: logical connectivity, physical connectivity, and behavioral connectivity. Allow me to demonstrate with an example of a multi-point message …

Understanding Your System

While industry is working out the details of model-based systems engineering implementation, I am going to discuss the most basic concept in systems engineering: The System. The word system creates a difficulty since the word can refer to a system of any degree of complexity, be it an eco-system, an …