Making Sense of Alphabet Soup: MBSE and DE

2.7.1: SE fundamentals

Session Chair: David Long

David Long (Blue Holon)

INCOSE Content: 407
When: Mon 17, Jul 13:30-14:10 HST
Where: 316C
Keywords: MBSE; Digital Engineering
Topics: SE fundamentals;

Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) … model-based engineering (MBE) … digital thread and digital twin (DT) … digital engineering (DE) … digital transformation (yet another DT). There is an explosion of concepts and the corresponding acronym soup as we apply the power of digital to systems engineering and the greater engineering lifecycle. What are the various concepts? How do they interrelate? What do they mean for me, my organization, and the greater practice? How do I adopt and apply the right practices? We will move beyond the marketing, myth, and misconception to a practical understanding of what digital transformation means for systems engineering, the fundamentals we need to know, and the value we expect to achieve.

David Long

David has spent over 30 years helping organizations assess, adopt, and deploy methods to increase their systems engineering proficiency while simultaneously working to advance the state of the art. David founded and led Vitech where he developed innovative, industry-leading methods and software to engineer next-generation systems. Today, he is the Chief Engineer for Digital Engineering at the Systems Engineering Research Center working to coordinate and advance their digital portfolio. He co-authored A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering and frequently delivers keynotes and workshops around the world.
An INCOSE Fellow and Expert Systems Engineering Professional, David was the 2014/2015 President of INCOSE. David currently serves as INCOSE’s Director for Strategic Integration and as a coach in INCOSE's Technical Leadership Institute.