Tag: GENESYS

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 …

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 …

Solving Systems Engineering Problems

Ask any engineer what they do, and once you drill down past the knee-jerk response of “build stuff/make stuff” to the real essence of their profession, they will tell you that they “solve problems.” The very word “engineer” is rooted in the Latin words ingenare (to create, contrive, devise) and …

Who Needs a Metamodel?

What is a metamodel? The English prefix “meta” comes directly from the Greek meaning “beyond” or “after.” That has been extended in English usage to mean “about,” connoting a higher level of abstraction. Thus, “meta-cognition” is “thinking about thinking” and a metamodel is a model of a model. Why have …