Tag: MBSE

Developing Our Next-Generation SE Workforce

Whenever I visit an organization engaged in systems engineering, the #1 challenge is always the same. Large or small, seasoned or new, government or commercial, the complaint is always the shortage of good systems engineers. The common refrain is “we don’t have enough, and many of the ones we have …

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 …

The Journey to MBSE Implementation

Implementing model-based systems engineering in any organization is a journey. It is not something that can be done by bringing home some concepts from an exciting conference and announcing their implementation. It is rather a deliberate process of defining a desired state, mapping the steps to get there and gathering …