August Tutorial: Executable Mission Level Modeling and Analysis
Date: August 18, 2012
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Location: MITRE McLean, Room 1H300
7525 Colshire Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102
Price: $50.00 (Members, Non-Members, Student Division). Please note that all event registrations are handled by EventBrite. Please choose the appropriate ticket on the EventBrite site: INCOSE WMA Member, INCOSE WMA Non-Member, INCOSE WMA Student-Division.
Tutorial: “Executable Mission Level Modeling and Analysis” by Dr. Prem Jain
Description: IT architectures require constant evolution and evaluation to adapt to complex and ever-changing technologies, processes, and policies. This tutorial provides a modeling framework for capturing mission-focused operational and system architecture artifacts to enable the evolution of simulate-able and integrate-able architecture components developed simultaneously by various team members. It bridges the existing Modeling & Simulation gap between Operational Analysts and Enterprise Architects. This framework enables qualitative and quantitative mission analysis using a single graphical executable model. Performance of a set of operational threads can be evaluated against alternative IT architecture solutions. Students will engage with the Business-to-Business (B2B) modeling standard Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). BPMN is a business intuitive graphical language, executable like any programming language. Hence, BPMN enables quantitative analysis of operational concepts and architecture performances. Students will learn different types of modeling paradigms: data-flow, control-flow, transaction-flow, and message-flow. They will also learn to model time, resource, workload, and MOEs/MOPs needed for modeling missions. The tutorial will use the “Process 2011 for Six Sigma” iGrafx tool. Attendees may download 30 day free trial and gain hands on BPMN/iGrafx experience during lectures.
This tutorial will address the following topics:
• Evolve students capabilities from Visio Diagrams to BPMN model to BPMN simulation model
• Understand and differentiate modeling of data-flow, control-flow, message-flow and transaction-flow
• Capture different types of dependencies (control, data, resource, and workload) separately to ease “what if MOE/MOP analysis” of mission performances.
• Model operational and systems architectures to ease model component’s evolution and integrated mission performance evaluation via simulation
• Structured modeling to efficiently engage with sponsor for model data collection and interactive validation
Dr. Prem Jain is a Principal Modeling and Simulation Engineer at the MITRE Corporation and has provided automation solutions, first for manufacturing plants, then for integrated circuit design and now for federal IT acquisition. He joined MITRE in October 2005 and is leading the development and the sponsor deployment of “Mission Level Modeling (MLM) and Analysis”, Architecture Evolution and Evaluation (ArchEE) and Dynamic Informed Planning and Scheduling (DIPS) capabilities. He spent over 20 years in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry and was the CEO of “Cynergy System Design/ CAE Plus”, which developed “System on a Chip” architecture analysis and architectural synthesis COTS tools. His patents include graphical executable language, architecture synthesis algorithms and synchronous time sliced high speed simulation. He received his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, Masters and PhD is in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
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