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A common misconception about Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) is that it replaces traditional systems engineering. It does not. It’s more like MBSE formalizes part of systems engineering. MBSE combines traditional methods and best practices with rigorous modeling techniques.

In its purest form, MBSE is the formalized application of modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing throughout development and later life cycle phases.

In practice, engineers use models to gain knowledge (e.g., performance) and to serve as a guide for system implementation (e.g., SysML, UML). In some cases, they use them to directly build the actual implementation (e.g., electrical CAD, mechanical CAD).

Many modeling techniques are available, including those found in standards such as the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), ICAM (Integrated Computer-Aided Manufacturing) Definition (IDEF), Systems Modeling Language (SysML), and Lifecycle Modeling Language (LML).

These different techniques are supported by various software tools to make it easier to create the models and track their development – software such as MagicDraw, CORE, System Architect and Innoslate.

MBSE benefits include:

— Improved ability to teach and learn systems engineering fundamentals by providing a clear and unambiguous representation of the concepts.

— Increased ability to manage system complexity by enabling a system model to be viewed from multiple perspectives, and to analyze the impact of changes.

–Improved communications among the development stakeholders (e.g., the customer, program management, systems engineers, hardware and software developers, testers and specialty engineering disciplines).

–Improved product quality by providing an unambiguous and precise model of the system that can be evaluated for consistency, correctness and completeness.

While MBSE is not a panacea for all of an organization’s issues, it is a proven approach for improving productivity because it’s a single system model that is authoritative, durable and unambiguous. MBSE also produces more seamless gate transitions, and documents/charts are generated from the mode, which reduces time and the expense of making slides from gate reviews.

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Training Programs

Tonex offers 4-day MBSE Courses that cover all the principals, theories and techniques associated with Model-Based Systems Engineering. Participants can expect to learn about a wide array of topics such as:

  • Creating Systems Modeling Language (SysML) Models
  • Learning how to use MBSE/SysML with DoD DoDAF, NATO NAF and UK MoDAF frameworks
  • Learning about latest modeling collaborations between INCOSE, OMG, NAFEMS, ASME and others
  • Describing Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) and relationships among UPDM, SysML, SOAML®, and UML
  • Generate documents automatically from system models and the model repository
  • Deploying MBE, MBSE and SysML in a complex system or SoS capability, development,  engineering project or missionApplying Apply MBSE to complex systems and System of Systems (SoS)

Who Should Attend

This course is especially designed for business analysts, systems engineers, students, product managers and enterprise architects.

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