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Capture, Validate & Specify System of Systems (SoS) Workshop by Tonex

The “Capture, Validate & Specify System of Systems (SoS) Workshop” by Tonex is an intensive training program designed to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the principles, methodologies, and best practices required to manage and engineer System of Systems (SoS). This workshop equips participants with the skills needed to capture requirements, validate system interactions, and specify complex SoS architectures. Through hands-on exercises, case studies, and expert instruction, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to effectively navigate the complexities of SoS in various domains.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the Fundamentals of System of Systems (SoS):
    • Define and characterize SoS and its unique challenges.
    • Differentiate between traditional systems engineering and SoS engineering.
    • Identify key components and interactions within an SoS.
  2. Capture SoS Requirements:
    • Techniques for eliciting and capturing requirements in an SoS context.
    • Methods to ensure completeness and consistency in requirements.
    • Utilize modeling tools to represent requirements accurately.
  3. Validate System Interactions:
    • Strategies to validate interactions between constituent systems.
    • Conduct simulations and analyses to test SoS performance.
    • Identify and mitigate risks associated with SoS integration.
  4. Specify SoS Architectures:
    • Develop and document architectural specifications for SoS.
    • Apply architectural frameworks and standards.
    • Ensure scalability and interoperability of SoS components.
  5. Implement Best Practices in SoS Engineering:
    • Explore industry best practices and case studies.
    • Implement effective project management techniques for SoS projects.
    • Apply lessons learned to real-world SoS challenges.
  6. Enhance Collaboration and Communication:
    • Foster collaboration among stakeholders and constituent system teams.
    • Develop effective communication strategies for complex projects.
    • Utilize collaborative tools to support SoS development.


This workshop is ideal for systems engineers, project managers, architects, and professionals involved in the design, development, and management of complex systems. It is particularly beneficial for those working in sectors such as defense, aerospace, transportation, telecommunications, and other industries where System of Systems (SoS) is prevalent.

Program Modules

Module 1: Introduction to System of Systems (SoS)

  • Definition and Characteristics of SoS
  • SoS vs. Traditional Systems
  • Key Challenges in SoS Engineering
  • Examples of SoS in Various Industries
  • Lifecycle of a System of Systems
  • Critical Success Factors for SoS Projects

Module 2: Capturing Requirements in SoS

  • Techniques for Eliciting Requirements
  • Modeling Requirements for SoS
  • Ensuring Completeness and Consistency
  • Prioritizing and Managing Requirements
  • Stakeholder Analysis and Management
  • Tools and Technologies for Requirements Capture

Module 3: Validating System Interactions

  • Importance of Validation in SoS
  • Simulation and Modeling Techniques
  • Performance Testing and Analysis
  • Risk Identification and Mitigation
  • Case Studies in SoS Validation
  • Tools for Validating Interactions

Module 4: Specifying SoS Architectures

  • Developing Architectural Specifications
  • Architectural Frameworks and Standards
  • Scalability and Interoperability Considerations
  • Documenting and Communicating Architectures
  • Use of Architectural Modeling Tools
  • Best Practices for Architecture Specification

Module 5: Best Practices in SoS Engineering

  • Industry Best Practices and Standards
  • Project Management Techniques for SoS
  • Lessons Learned from SoS Projects
  • Implementing Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Assurance in SoS Engineering
  • Integrating Agile Methodologies in SoS

Module 6: Enhancing Collaboration and Communication

  • Importance of Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Strategies for Effective Communication
  • Collaborative Tools and Technologies
  • Managing Multi-Disciplinary Teams
  • Overcoming Communication Barriers
  • Case Studies on Successful Collaboration in SoS

This structured approach ensures that participants gain a thorough and practical understanding of capturing, validating, and specifying System of Systems, preparing them to handle the complexities of such projects in their professional roles.


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