Tag: systems engineering

Communicating Requirements – Effectively! Part 1 – Introduction

Communicating Requirements – Effectively! Part 1 – Introduction ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

This is a multiple part blog: This part 1 introduces the overall topic of communicating requirements and addressed communication of requirements from several perspectives: traditional systems engineering, model-based systems engineering, and Agile. In part 2, I address basic definitions of requirements from each of these perspectives and discuss the various types of requirements that need […]

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 5b

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 5b ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Integrating SE From a Data-centric Perspective Into Your Organization. In this second section of part 5 of this blog series, I provide advice to help sell the idea of moving toward a data-centric practice of SE to management. A major challenge to implementing the chosen SCL for your project is convincing management and co-workers that […]

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 5a

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 5a ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Developing A Systems Engineering Capability That Meets the Needs of Your Organization This is part 5 of the blog series “Integrated Data as the Foundation of Systems Engineering. In part 4, Practicing SE from a data-Centric Perspective, I went into more detail concerning what it means to practice SE from a data-centric perspective providing guidance that […]

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 4c

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 4c ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

In this third section of part 4, I discuss the current state of most organizations concerning practicing SE from a data-centric perspective and the path needed to move from the current state to a future state where the projects within an organization practice SE from a data-centric perspective using a common, integrated dataset. Developing the […]

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 4b

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 4b ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

In this second section of part 4, I introduce key concepts from big data including: data governance, information technology, and data management. These are probably new concepts few systems engineers have thought about – let alone addressed in their organization – yet are essential concepts for organizations to understand to be successful in their journey […]

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 4a

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 4a ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Practicing SE from a data-Centric Perspective This is part 4 of the blog series “Integrated Data as the Foundation of Systems Engineering. In part 3, Systems Engineering: A Data-Centric Perspective, I introduced and defined the concept of practicing SE from a data-centric perspecitve.  In the first section I discussed the Systems Engineering work products and […]

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 3b

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 3b ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Integrated Data as a Foundation for Systems Engineering This is a continuation of part 3a of this blog series.  In the first section, I discussed the SE work products and underlying data and information that are generated as part of each of the SE lifecycle activities.  I then addressed the questions: “What is a model?” […]

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 3a

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 3a ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Systems Engineering: A Data-Centric Perspective This is part 3a of the blog series “Integrated Data as the Foundation of Systems Engineering. In Part 2, The Need for Systems Engineering I addressed the need for SE, challenges associated with increasingly complex systems, and the benefits of adopting SE from a data-centric perspective. In this part 3, […]

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 2

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 2 ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

The Need for Systems Engineering This is part 2 of the blog series “Integrated Data as the Foundation of Systems Engineering. Part 1 of this series introduced the overall topic of integrated data as the foundation of Systems Engineering. In this part 2, I address the need for SE and the benefits of adopting SE […]

Integrated Data as the Foundation of Systems Engineering – Part 1

Integrated Data as the Foundation of Systems Engineering – Part 1 ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Note: This series of blogs replaces the previous series on MBSE. Introduction This series of blogs is an outgrowth from discussions concerning the integration of the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Initiative into RWG activities that occurred within the RWG sessions during INCOSE IW 2016 and IW2017 in Torrance, CA and subsequent communications between the author, […]

Join us at (SEPG) Software Engineering Process Group in Portland this week

Join us at (SEPG) Software Engineering Process Group in Portland this week ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Join us at SEPG North America, the premier conference on software, systems, and services process improvement, is coming to Portland, Oregon, March 21-24, 2011. This year’s theme is, The Power of Process, the SEPG North America 2011 technical program will focus on leveraging the power of process improvement. The four-day conference program will include a total of […]

Swimlane diagrams – systems or actors or both?

Swimlane diagrams – systems or actors or both? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

We’ve been having some internal debate about the appropriate use of swimlane diagrams.  Everyone agrees that swimlane diagrams are a helpful model.  They allow you to create a process flow that does not require you to identify the system or actor involved in each process step, as this can be inferred from the swim lane in […]