October 12th Meeting – David Long
This month David Long will be presenting “Systems Engineering Your MBSE Deployment”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations.
Title: Systems Engineering Your MBSE Deployment
Presenter: David Long
Date: Wednesday October 12th, 2016
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Main Location: McCormick and Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Washington, DC
Main – Tysons Corner
Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. $15 for INCOSE members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students.
Satellite – Chantilly, VA (hosted by Vencore)
The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. U.S. citizens only.
Satellite – Fairfax, VA (hosted by George Mason University)
Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members ($3 per hour charge to park).
Satellite – Washington, DC (hosted by Noblis)
Social hour starts at 5:30 pm at the After Hours Bar (in the building). The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. U.S. citizens only.
Model-based systems engineering is many things. It is architecture and analytics. It is communication and engineering. It is methods and tools. Fundamentally, it represents a change in technique and fidelity for systems engineering and those who practice it. The one thing that MBSE is not is one size fits all.
As individuals and organizations deploy MBSE, they fall into several traps. Many believe model-based systems engineering to be a tool or technical problem. While there is certainly a technical dimension and selecting the proper tool for the problem and process is key, the adoption of model-based systems engineering is far bigger. It is technology, people, training, and change at an individual, project, and potentially organizational level.
If we practice what we preach and bring a systems engineering approach to deploying MBSE, we can fundamentally change the impact and increase the likelihood of success. Assessing the environment and drawing the system boundary…defining the scope, eliciting requirements, and identifying constraints…considering behaviors and deploying the solution – all are critical to defining the right problem and solving the problem right. All are key in avoiding many of the traps along the way. Building upon good systems engineering practice and practical lessons learned from deployments across industry – some successful, some challenged – we can identify best practices going forward as we continue to apply and advance systems engineering within our organizations.
For over twenty years, David Long has focused on helping organizations increase their systems engineering proficiency while simultaneously working to advance the state of the art across the community. David is the founder and president of Vitech Corporation where he developed CORE®, a leading systems engineering software environment. He co-authored the book A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering and is a frequent presenter at industry events around the world. A committed member of the systems community, David is the immediate past president of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a 10,000 member professional organization focused on sharing, promoting, and advancing the best of systems engineering.
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