Date: March 24, 2012
Location: MITRE McLean, Room 1H300
7525 Colshire Dr.
McLean, VA 22102
Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Cost: $50.00

Topic: “An Introduction to the OMG Systems Modeling Language”
Description: The Object Management Group Systems Modeling Language (OMG SysML™) is a general purpose graphical modeling language for specifying, analyzing, designing, and verifying complex systems that may include hardware, software, information, personnel, procedures, and facilities. In particular, it provides graphical representations with a semantic foundation for modeling system requirements, behavior, structure, and constraints that support a broad range of engineering analyses. SysML represents a subset of UML 2.0, with extensions needed to satisfy the requirements of the UML for Systems Engineering RFP. For more information on SysML, including articles, tool vendor and related links, and the specification, go to 

This introductory course should provide the student with an understanding of:
-The benefits of model-based approaches for systems engineering
-SysML diagrams and language concepts and the role of SysML in a model-based SE process
-A class exercise to help solidify the student’s understanding of the language

Attendee Requirements: Background in systems engineering. Exposure to UML is helpful, but not required.

About the Presenter: Sanford Friedenthal is an industry leader in model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and independent consultant. Previously, as a Lockheed Martin Fellow, he led the corporate engineering effort to enable Model-Based Systems Development (MBSD) and other advanced practices across the company. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to institutionalize the practice of MBSD across the LM Business Units. Mr. Friedenthal’s experience includes the application of systems engineering throughout the system life cycle from conceptual design, through development and production on a broad range of systems including missile systems, electro-optical navigation and targeting systems, and information systems. He has been a systems engineering department manager responsible for ensuring systems engineering processes are implemented on the programs, and enhancing overall systems engineering capability. Mr. Friedenthal is co-chair of the INCOSE MBSE Initiative and an INCOSE Fellow. He also is a leader of the Industry Standards effort through the Object Management Group (OMG) and INCOSE to develop the Systems Modeling Language (OMG SysML™) that was adopted by the OMG in 2006. He is co-author of “A Practical Guide to SysML”.