RWG sessions at INCOSE IW 2017 in Torrance, CA

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The RWG has a full agenda planned for IW 2017, Jan 28-31, 2017 in Torrance, CA.  Our focus will be on two topics. First, is an update to our Guide to Writing Requirements.  The second topic is to walk through a draft of a new document we are proposing: Guide to Data-Centric SE.

Guide to Writing Requirements

The Guide to Writing Requirements was released several years ago.  We have made updates to it based on new work we have done, discussions at IW2016, and comments received.   There is also an open list of suggestions for future improvement for the Guide. We plan on discussing the changes made plus deciding on which of the suggestions we want to pursue in the next update and which ones we will address in a subsequent update.

Guide to Data-Centric Systems Engineering

The Guide to Data-Centric Systems Engineering (SE) is a new Guide developed by the RWG.  This Guide is an outgrowth from discussions concerning the confusion surrounding Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) that occurred within the Requirements Working Group (RWG) sessions during IW 2016 in Torrance, CA and subsequent communications between the authors.

The intent of the authors is to remove the confusion that currently surrounds the use of the term MBSE by presenting an alternative, data-centric view of SE, as opposed to the current model-centric view.   From this perspective, MBSE and SE are not synonymous – model-based SE is a subset of SE, models are one of many artifacts generated during the execution of SE lifecycle processes.

The RWG is producing this Guide from the perspective that requirements, along with all artifacts (including models) generated during the performance of SE process activities, are represented by datasets that must be linked together and integrated across all SE lifecycle processes into a common dataset.   When this linking and integration is done, there are many key benefits that will aid organizations in successfully, meeting the challenges associated with today’s ever increasingly complex systems.   Using this perspective of a common, integrated dataset, results in what the authors are calling “data-centric SE”.

The authors feel that a data-centric view of SE provides a better framework within which to acquire a practical understanding of the SE lifecycle processes from the perspective of not only models, but all artifacts that are generated from activities conducted during each of the SE lifecycle processes and the datasets used to represent these artifacts.

Through the implementation of a data-centric SE, the common, integrated dataset represents a model of not only the system being developed but a model of the SE processes that can be used to better manage the system development efforts across all lifecycles and address the challenges of increasingly complex systems.

Below is our current agenda for IW 2017.

We ask that anyone attending IW2017 and planning on participating in the RWG sessions on these topics, please let us know.  If you do plan on participating in the RWG sessions, please email me at: info@argondigital.com

Saturday January 28

10:30-12:00    Closed session to discuss IW Agenda

12:00-13:00    Lunch

13:00-15:00    Open Session on updates to Guide to Writing Requirements

15:00-15:30    Break

15:30-17:00    Open Session on updates to Guide to Writing Requirements

Sunday January 29

09:00-10:00    Open Session on updates to Guide to Writing Requirements
(Note 8:00-09:00 is currently Town Hall mtgs.)

10:00-10:30    Break

10:30-12:00    Open Session on updates to Guide to Writing Requirements

12:00-13:00    Lunch

13:00-15:00    Open Session on Guide to Data-Centric SE

15:00-15:30    Break

15:30-17:00    Open Session on Guide to Data-Centric SE

Monday January 30

08:00-10:00    Open Session on Guide to Data-Centric SE

10:00-10:30    Break

10:30-12:00    Open Session on Guide to Data-Centric SE

12:00-13:00    Lunch

13:00-15:00    Open Session on Guide to Data-Centric SE

15:00-15:30    Break

15:30-17:00    Joint RWG and Automotive Working Group Meeting

Tuesday January 31               

08:00-10:00    Joint RWG and Oil & Gas Working Group Meeting (TBD)

10:00-10:30    Break

10:30-12:00    Open Session – topics as they evolve……………………

12:00-13:00    Lunch

13:00-15:00    Closed Session – working IW quad chart and looking at Charter updates

We are looking forward to IW 2017, and welcome all who choose to attend the RWG sessions.  We anticipate some very interesting discussions!!

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