Registration is open for September’s tutorial by Dr. James Martin discussing “Architecture Frameworks & Modeling“. The tutorial will provide overviews of various architecture frameworks, how systems architecture can serve as the basis for system development, and how to apply model-driven systems engineering to architecture development. Dr. Martin is a systems architect of communication networks and space systems, and currently teaches at the Aerospace Institute. He is also the author of “Systems Engineering Guidebook” by CRC Press.

Location: George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA
Date: September 21st, 2013
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (includes coffee & pastries and a catered lunch)
Cost: $125 per person for INCOSE members, $175 for INCOSE non-members

Register at: https://incosewmaseptember2013tutorial.eventbrite.com/

About the Tutorial
This tutorial provides an overview of Architecture Frameworks including the DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF). The tutorial will show how system architecture can serve as the basis for development of a system. This approach leads to a more model-driven systems approach and allows you to “discover” the essential attributes of the problem space that must be addressed by the system solution. Architecture models are where these essential attributes are defined and evaluated. This architecting methodology will be described within the context of the DoD Architecture Framework and other Frameworks such as Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework and the Zachman Framework.

The architecture provides a unifying structure (or roadmap) for the exploration of the problem space and for characterization of the solution space so better decisions may be made. This tutorial will describe an approach for the flowdown from the system purpose or mission needs, down through operational requirements and concept of operations, and finally into the operational, system and technical views of the architecture.

The 52 models in the DOD Architecture Framework will be described while highlighting the essential features of each. Finally, a strategy and approach for the development of the standard framework products will be described. This will be compared to the new TRAK “lightweight” architecture framework.

Tutorial Objectives:
• Become familiar with various architecture frameworks
• Learn practical ideas about application of architecture frameworks and templates
• Learn about common mistakes when applying modeling techniques and architecture frameworks
• Learn about the model-driven systems engineering approach and how it relates to architecting
• Understand key architecture terms and concepts

About the Instructor
Dr. James N. Martin is an internationally known writer and lecturer on systems engineering. He wrote one of the most widely read books on systems engineering “Systems Engineering Guidebook”, published by CRC Press. His experience includes about thirty years in systems development of telecommunication products and services (with Bell Labs, TI, Raytheon, and Aerospace Corporation) as program manager, system engineering manager, system architect, requirements manager, and lead system engineer. His experience with the technology includes mobile wireless, underwater fiber optics, satellite broadband wireless, reconnaissance sensors and distribution networks and airborne network hubs.

Dr. Martin is employed by the Aerospace Corporation. He is a system architect of communication networks and space systems and he teaches at The Aerospace Institute and at seminars around the world. He led the development of ANSI/EIA 632, the US national standard that defines the processes for engineering a system. Dr. Martin graduated with an MS from Stanford and a BS from Texas A&M. He has a PhD from George Mason University in Enterprise Architecture Modeling. He is a Fellow member of INCOSE and recently received the INCOSE Founders Award.