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Webinar 1 2016 - Moving from Documents to Models

Tuesday, 23 February 2016
03:00 PM GMT, 09:00 AM CST, 10:00 AM EST, 04:00 PM CET
Description

Many organizations recognize the value of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) as in the past they experienced a lot of pain in trying to engineer complex systems using documents, spreadsheets, and isolated diagrams. International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) promote MBSE as the modern approach to Systems Engineering (SE) and they envision that MBSE will become a common practice and a synonym of SE by 2020. While organizations understand potential benefits of MBSE, they struggle in changing their engineering practices from document-based to model-based and establishing a strong modeling culture.

In this webinar, we will suggest an evolutionary process for adopting MBSE, which allows quick wins and minimizes risks. Furthermore, we will share some important lessons learned in supporting organizations on their journey to adopting MBSE, identify common pitfalls to be avoided, and provide recommendations for solving specific challenges such as establishing modeling framework, educating system engineers on modeling languages, methods, and tools, importing data from documents to models, using models to produce document artifacts for specific stakeholders, managing model quality, integrating modeling tool(s) into the overall chain of engineering tools, using models as organizational knowledge base and promoting collaborative approach to model creation, usage, and governance.

The session content is based on working experience of adopting MBSE in many global organizations representing different industries – automotive, aerospace, space, transportation, defense, medical devices, mobile devices, telecommunications and others. Be sure that you will get some new ideas and inspirations for your journey from documents to models!

The session demonstrates
  • Typical engineering practices (V models with documents, regulations, standards)
  • MBSE as promoted by INCOSE
  • MBSE infrastructure: language, approach, and tool
  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • Evolutionary approach to adopting MBSE
  • Solving specific challenges
  • Recommendations for getting started

The presentation takes about fifty minutes and the question-answer section – about ten. The audience are able to submit questions in a written form throughout the webinar.

The session is hosted by Dr. Darius Silingas, Senior Solution Architect at No Magic, Inc.
Webinar 1 2016 - Moving from Documents to Models

Dr. Darius Silingas has been with No Magic since 1998. During 18 years at No Magic, he played various roles (Developer, Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Head of Department, Solutions Architect) and was involved in multiple international projects. Recently, he was nominated for a role of Senior Solution Architect, which is responsible for supporting strategic No Magic clients by helping them to adopt model-based systems engineering practices using MagicDraw/Cameo Systems Modeler product line.

Darius is an outstanding expert in model-based systems engineering (MBSE). He provided consulting, training, and custom development services for 100+ organizations in 24 countries including GE, Siemens, Ford, BMW, SAAB, eBay, Yahoo!, JPMorgan Chase, Nokia, Nokia Networks, Abbott, Hospira, Kongsberg and many other famous organizations. He regularly writes papers, runs webinars and presents at conferences about best practices of model-based engineering, innovating R&D processes by introducing model-based engineering practices, and establishing model-based engineering culture in large organizations. Darius has Ph.D. in Informatics and is OMG Certified Systems Modeler, UML Professional, and Expert in Business Process Management.

MBSE/PLE Webinar : Product Line Engineering Meets MBSE — the Best of Both Worlds

Partner-led By: BigLever Software, Inc.
Thursday, 28 January 2016
9:00AM CST
Description

Product Line Engineering (PLE) has emerged as a game-changing engineering paradigm for enabling significant gains in competitive advantage through the reduction of complexity, efficient management of variation, and automation of production across an entire product line portfolio. BigLever Software’s new generation PLE tools and methods enable a unified featured-based approach across the full lifecycle from portfolio planning, to systems and software engineering, product definition, manufacturing, sales, and service. By providing a “single source of feature truth”, PLE enables a holistic view into the feature variations for a product family — eliminating the need for different variant management mechanisms in multiple tools, facilitating better interoperability across teams, and improving cross-functional alignment between engineering and operational roles.

No Magic and BigLever have joined forces to bring MagicDraw into the PLE Ecosystem, and support the integration of featured-based PLE and MBSE with the No Magic MagicDraw/BigLever Software Gears Bridge™. This webinar will explore the engineering and business impact, and key benefits, of combining PLE’s innovative featured-based variation management capabilities with the powerful visualization, analysis, verification, and validation capabilities of MBSE.

Participants will gain insight into:

  • How integrated MBSE and PLE enables improved communication and collaboration; greater production efficiency, increased product quality, and risk reduction.
  • The ability of MagicDraw to operate seamlessly, efficiently, and effectively as part of the unified PLE lifecycle toolsets used by a growing number of systems engineering organizations.
  • How to use Gears PLE concepts and constructs as first-class systems engineering mechanisms for managing product line diversity in MagicDraw models, as a highly scalable alternative to traditional clone-and-own approaches.
The session is hosted by Charles Krueger, PhD, CEO at BigLever Software
MBSE/PLE Webinar : Product Line Engineering Meets MBSE — the Best of Both Worlds

Dr. Charles Krueger is the founder and CEO of BigLever Software, the leading provider of systems and software product line engineering (PLE) solutions. Dr. Krueger is an acknowledged thought leader in the PLE field, with more than 25 years of experience in software engineering practice and more than 60 articles, columns, book chapters, conference keynotes and session presentations. Through active involvement in key industry events and organizations, he brings innovative PLE concepts, new generation methodologies and success stories to the forefront of the systems and software engineering community. Dr. Krueger has proven expertise in leading commercial product line development teams, and helping companies establish some of the industry’s most notable PLE practices across a spectrum of industries including automotive, aerospace and defense, aviation systems, alternative energy, e-commerce, and computer systems. He received his PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Webinar 8 2015 - We chose MBSE What‘s next / Best practices in systems modeling

Thursday, 17 December 2015
03:00 PM GMT, 09:00 AM CDT, 10:00 AM EDT, 04:00 PM CEST
Description
Nowadays MBSE is enabled by Systems Modeling Language (SysML). However SysML is neither an architecture framework nor a method. This opens discussions of how to structure the model, what views to build, which artifacts to deliver and in what sequence. Every company deals with this issue differently. Organizations not complying with the standardized approach end up having differently structured models with different set of views. It results in the loss of capability to inter-exchange, loss of capability to communicate with other teams, overhead in tool customization, and specific trainings need. Moreover, the models become impossible to integrate and reuse.
In this session, a framework for MBSE called MagicGrid is used. The framework consists of viewpoints and aspects organized in a grid view, where each cell is an artifact to deliver in the systems engineering process. It is based on existing studies in the field and real-life findings in managing models for organizations from different systems engineering domains. Session is followed by a real world examples in the Cameo Systems Modeler tool.
The session demonstrates
  • Introduces MBSE pitfalls and explains how to avoid them
  • Introduces MagicGrid: modelling framework, based on the best practices for modeling complex systems
  • Explains major SysML concepts and diagrams
  • Shows how to trace model elements in different views
  • Shares worldwide experience building system models
  • Shows a consistent modeling case study
  • Explains how to use modeling tool efficiently

The presentation takes about fifty minutes and the question-answer section – about ten. The audience are able to submit questions in a written form throughout the webinar.

The session is hosted by Dr. Aurelijus Morkevicius, Senior Solution Architect at No Magic Europe
Webinar 8 2015 - We chose MBSE What‘s next / Best practices in systems modeling
Aurelijus is OMG Certified UML, Systems Modeling and BPM professional. He has been with No Magic, Inc. since 2008. He started as a System Analyst for Enterprise Architecture solutions such as UPDM plugin for MagicDraw. In 2009 he moved to Product Manager Position for the Cameo Enterprise Architecture product. By making it one of the most successful products on the market, he decided to work more on the customer side. Currently he is a solution architect for model-based systems engineering (mostly based on SysML) and defense architectures (DoDAF, MODAF, NAF). Aurelijus is working with companies such as General Electric, Kongsberg Defense and Airspace, INDRA, ESS, SKA, Amadeus, BMW, DB Bahn, etc. He also participates actively in various modeling standards creation activities. He is a chairman and one of the leading architects for the current OMG UPDM standard development group. On the other side he is actively involved in educational activities. He has gained PhD in Informatics Engineering in Kaunas University of Technology in 2013. Aurelijus is also a lecturer, author of multiple articles, and speaker in multiple conferences on modeling of various kinds of systems.

Webinar 7 2015 - Enabling Domain-Specific Extensions to SysML

Thursday, 12 November 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EET
Description

When adopting model-based systems engineering (MBSE), SysML is considered as a standard modeling language to be used. SysML provides core concepts and diagrams, but it still needs to be tailored for use in a specific domain, e.g. healthcare, automotive, defense, etc., and for enabling company-specific modeling approach, e.g. differentiating between functional, logical, and physical abstraction levels. The session presents a systematic approach how to design and enable domain-specific extensions to SysML based a small example of defining requirement types with additional properties and special rules for requirements model completeness and consistency.

The session demonstrates
  • A small case study of extending SysML concepts for supporting company-specific approach to requirements management
  • How to design domain-specific metamodel and map it to the extensions of SysML stereotypes
  • How to define stereotype customizations to turn a stereotype into a first-class modeling concept inside MagicDraw/Cameo Systems Modeler
  • How to define specific validation rules to check for requirements model completeness and consistency
  • How to create a custom diagram definition to enable a convenient way to create domain-specific or company-specific requirements diagrams
  • How to define a small reference model to be used as a test case and as a basis for learning about the new approach in the organization
The session is hosted by Dr. Darius Silingas, Head of Solutions Department at No Magic Europe
Webinar 7 2015 - Enabling Domain-Specific Extensions to SysML

Dr. Darius Silingas has been working at No Magic since 1998. Currently, he acts as Head of Solutions Department at No Magic Europe and takes responsibility of helping strategic clients to adopt MagicDraw/Cameo Systems Modeler as a platform for effective model-based systems engineering practices. He has run hundreds of training & consulting sessions at many well-known organizations in 23 countries. A significant part of this work was focused on helping organizations to define and use extensions to standard modeling languages like SysML and UML to enable domain-specific concepts or company-specific modeling approach. Darius often speaks and writes about model-based systems, software, and business engineering. Darius has got Ph.D. in Informatics, and he is OMG Certified Expert in BPM, UML, and Systems Modeling.

Webinar 6 2015 - SysML model integration with MATLAB/Simulink®

Thursday, 15 October 2015
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CEST
Description

Systems Modeling Language (SysML) is used to capture systems design as descriptive and analytical system models, which relate text requirements to the design and provide a baseline to support analysis and verification.
SysML Parametric models enforce requirements and capture constraints on the performance or physical properties of systems, which can then be evaluated by an appropriate analysis tool to support wide variety of engineering analysis and simulations.

The session demonstrates
  • SysML Parametric modeling concepts
  • Practical use cases of Parametric model analysis
  • Cameo Simulation Toolkit as parametric evaluation tool
  • Different constraint specification languages and solvers
  • How to set and use a MATLAB as a parametric solver
  • Integrating MATLAB functions into parametric models
  • Simulink integration alternatives
The session is hosted by Nerijus Jankevicius, MBSE Product Manager at No Magic, Inc.
Webinar 6 2015 - SysML model integration with MATLAB/Simulink®

Nerijus Jankevicius is a Product Manager at No Magic Inc, managing and envisioning the Model-Based Systems Engineering environment development. During 17 years at No Magic, he was actively and deeply involved into development of MagicDraw, SysML plugin and Cameo Simulation Toolkit, helping to make them one of the most recognized MBSE solutions on the market.

During more than 10 years, Nerijus also contributed to UML and SysML standards working groups at Object Management Group (OMG), becoming one of the leading UML/SysML experts and consultants, one of the first OMG Certified Advanced UML 2.0 Professionals in Europe.
Nerijus delivered workshops and trainings in Systems Modeling and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) at major facilities in research and industry like NASA/JPL, Bombardier Transportation, GE Transportation, Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada, BAE Systems and MITRE, gave various presentations and talks at international conferences.