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February 16 , 2011: Status of Model Based Systems Engineering

by Communications Team on February 20, 2011  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

After another wonderful meal at JHU/APL — this one consisting of wild rice with Chicken Marsala — our meeting started with our Communications Director, Paul Martin, giving a quick review of the chapter’s website and how to get information on the INCOSE’s Systems Engineering Certification Program in preparation for next month’s CSEP focused meeting. Also John Lewis introduced one of our members, Darryl A. Gomez, Ph.D., who was just awarded the 2011 District of Columbia  Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS) Engineer of the Year award.  Congratulations Dr. Gomez.

George gets pined
Also our very own past president George Anderson received his Past President pin from INCOSE International representative, Jim Armstrong..

Lecture: Status of Model Based Systems Engineering

Walker SpeakingIn light of tonight’s topic, Jim Chism announced that he will be teaching a 1 credit course for UMBC on  model-based systems engineering. We then got to hear Mark Walker give us an overview of two days’ worth of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) presentations from the latest INCOSE International Workshop. Mark covered the four MBSE Essentials: 1. Methods (such as OOSEM); 2. Language Specifications (such as SysML); 3. Tools (such as Magic Draw) and 4. Training.  He then proceeded to identify key perspectives and status information and charts, etc. from these IW presentations including the status of the INCOSE MBSE Initiative and the Challenge Teams progress/achievements to date. A MBSE Wiki has been stood up as a publically-accessible portal for collecting the information and work products from these initiatives and teams. Mark also explained the Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) which, as the name implies, is a standardized way of expressing DoDAF 1.5 and MODAF 1.2 artifacts using UML and SysML. But it also entails other Military Architectural frameworks such as DNDAF, NAF, AGATE, etc.

Of course more information can be found in his presentation >>HERE<<

Also check out the INCOSE MBSE Workshop Wiki page >>HERE<< with all the presentations mentioned in Mark’s presentation and more.

Thanking Walker
Our special thanks to Mark Walker includes a handshake, a 4GB thumb drive and a Chapter Coin. .
A great night - 2011-02
We had over 50 attendees to Mark’s lecture. This month the book A Practical Guide to SysML by Sanford Friedenthal was the door prize. Once again a wonderful time of food, comradeship, networking, and learning. Please join us next month. .

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