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Insight DC 2014

Vitech Corporation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Insight DC 2014

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Join us for a full day of insights, methodology, tips, and tricks in CORE while you strengthen your skill set and knowledge of MBSE within our user family. This event is specifically tailored for CORE users and is designed to provide the expertise needed to maximize the MBSE investment. Topics will focus on program management, testing, compliance, and user tips in CORE as well as insights to the future of MBSE. 

Event Agenda: 

8-9                          Registration and Networking

9-10:30                   Welcome and Opening Plenary – MBSE at the Age of 8 – David Long

10:30-10:45            Break

10:45-11:45            Model-Based Concept Development – Dan Spencer

11:45-12:45            Lunch

12:45-1:45              Managing System V&V using MBSE Principles– Ron Kratzke

1:45-3                     Integrating SysML and More into your MBSE Toolbox – David Long

3-3:15                     Break

3:15-4:15                Tracking System Compliance in a Regulation-Heavy World – Ron Kratzke

4:15-5                     Closing Plenary – Oh, Where You’ll Go – Zane Scott

5                              Adjourn

Lunch and snacks will be provided. 

Session Abstracts:

MBSE at the Age of 8 – In April 2006, responding to the Object Management Group’s (OMG) “UML for Systems Engineering” request for proposal, competing teams came together, merged their proposals, and delivered an integrated submission to OMG. Three months later, the OMG formally adopted the merge team’s proposal as OMG SysML™, the Systems Modeling Language. So was born what many consider to be the age of model-based systems engineering (MBSE).

Though models and modeling techniques have always played a key role in systems engineering, in the eight years since OMG’s adoption of SysML, model-based has become the hot topic in the systems domain. Organizations are investing heavily in developing new representations, standards, methodologies, and technologies to transform the practice of systems engineering through model-driven paradigms. With energy and motion come both progress and confusion. Assessing the state of systems engineering, the needs of our customers, and technology and environmental trends, we need to be clear what model-based systems engineering is and what it is not. Most importantly, as we reflect upon the state of MBSE today, we must acknowledge both strengths and weaknesses, aspects to reinforce and aspects to address as we move forward if we are to ensure that model-based systems engineering successfully transforms systems engineering as opposed to becoming next failed silver bullet.

Model-Based Concept Development – This presentation from guest speaker, Dan Spencer, of Spencer Tech Pty Ltd, will discuss his recent work in Australia in the area of model-based concept development. This session will focus on interactive conversation and group dialog to spur discussions on the rise of model-based concept development across industries.

Managing System V&V using MBSE Principles – The presentation will explore a schema for a model -based management of system V&V activities beyond the “traditional” Verification Cross Reference Matrix (VCRM) required in system requirement documents. This extension will explore options for test activity planning and resourcing of test events, test event tracking, test risk management, and test plan progress.

We will demonstrate how to answer the following questions using the V&V facility built in to CORE:

             What is the overall time required to complete a series of test events?

             What concerns and risks do we have in our system test plan?

             What resources to do we need to complete the system test events?

             How can we shorten the time required to complete a testing sequence?

             How to monitor the progress made on completion of system testing?

SysML – Model-based systems engineering is far more than SysML, but that doesn’t mean that SysML does not have a valuable role to play in your systems engineering toolbox. This practical session focuses on tips and techniques for integrating various systems representations into your MBSE toolbox to maximize the variety, flexibility, and value of the representations at your disposal. We will review the SysML representations and more – the notations, the mappings into the underlying systems model, their place in the development process, and the unique value they bring. This session will be influenced by the audience, guided by their background and interest so that we focus on the right subset of systems representations to bring new richness and insights into our collective MBSE toolbox.

Tracking System Compliance in a Regulation-Heavy World – The presentation will explore a methodology for expanding the CORE 9 schema to allow the system design team to track design compliance and process compliance. 

Often times the system design team is attempting to satisfy more than one regulatory design structure.  We will explore a schema extension to allow traceability of the system requirement to multiple regulatory documents.

Additionally, the system design team is often required to provide evidence that the system design is being designed in accordance with a particular process.  We will explore a schema extension that traces design elements to process elements and the quality inspections usually used in process audits.

Oh, Where You’ll Go – Too often we tend to see the tools and methods of system engineering as limited to the kinds of endeavors in which they were conceived. We clearly understand how they can be used to design or improve rockets and satellites and boats and planes. Even when we "boldly" think out-of-the-box we extend our reach only to other "things"- things involving the same kind of design processes and elements that we are used to. All of these are worthy undertakings but they are not significant extensions of the real power and reach of systems engineering practices and principles.

This presentation will explore the breadth and scope of the application of systems engineering to non-traditional problems. It will use systems engineering tools to sketch out solutions to complex problems from areas not usually populated with trained systems engineers. Participants will be stimulated to think about such problems as opportunities for systems engineering to add value to the problem-solving process. In so doing it will become apparent that these opportunities represent economic opportunity for the discipline and a fertile field for the delivery of systems solutions to complex problems.

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When & Where

Bechtel Conference Center
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Vitech Corporation

Vitech Corporation, creators of the only fully integrated MBSE tools on the market - CORE and GENESYS

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