Category: Tips and Tricks

Capturing the “as-built” configuration in the MBSE Model

The buzz in systems engineering today is all around supporting digital transformation. The focus has been centered on creating an “authoritative source of truth” and connecting the engineering lifecycle. As we accomplish system design and development, particularly in the model-based systems engineering (MBSE) environment, we are supporting the concept and …

A Philosophy of Connections

In the photo, Jeff Sili (left) answers a student’s question during a training session. A little over a year ago when I took my new position with Vitech, my wife and I talked about how to optimize space in our home for what she predicted would be two busy offices. …

Are We Done Yet? In Search of Goldilocks

Recently, I was involved in a discussion about when it is that a project transitions from systems engineering to detailed engineering. My answer was, “It depends.” One of my mentors suggested that a specific design level encompasses between three and five levels of decomposition. From experience, I tend to agree, …