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Webinar 2 2016 - Fundamentals of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) MBSE

Thursday, 17 March 2016
03:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM CDT, 11:00 AM EDT, 04:00 PM CET
The topic addresses fundamental concepts of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) in practice. It covers language, method, and modeling tool of MBSE, mainly focusing on the last one.
The session demonstrates
  • UI of the modeling tool
  • Creation of a new project and presentation artifacts (diagram, table, matrix, and element)
  • Difference between symbol and element
  • Difference between element containment and composition
  • Creation of relationships between elements
  • Navigation in the model
  • Difference between element definition and usage
  • Difference between element type and instance specification

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 Aiste Aleksandraviciene, Solution Architect at No Magic, Inc.
Webinar 2 2016 - Fundamentals of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
Aiste has been with No Magic, Inc. since 2010. Currently she is a Solution Architect and takes responsibility for organizing webinars, producing and maintaining training material as well as educating No Magic clients on modeling languages, methods, and tools via customer support, social networks, etc. Her expertise area is model-based systems engineering (MBSE) with special focus on managing system requirements. Also, Aiste actively collaborates with her colleagues in writing papers to promote the MBSE culture in systems engineering.
Before joining the Solution Architects team, Aiste worked as the Documentation Manager and has over 5 years of practice as a technical writer. While producing technical documentation of No Magic products, she gained a lot of experience of modeling with UML, SysML, UPDM, etc., working in collaborative environment (Teamwork Server, CEDW), publishing and reviewing models on the web (Web Portals, Cameo Collaborator). She has initiated the migration from printable documentation formats to the online wiki and is a founder of

How to Build Custom Model Interchange Solutions with Cameo Workbench MBSE

Thursday, 10 March 2016
03:00 PM GMT, 09:00 AM CST, 10:00 AM EST, 04:00 PM CET

Cameo Workbench is an open environment optimized for getting more out of your models. With Cameo Workbench, you can create customized exchanges between models, consistency checkers across designs, or specific code, XML, or text file generators.

The session demonstrates
  • How to navigate in models to determine the structure of the information to generate/transform.
  • How to generate code based on an input model using a text template.
  • Cameo Inter-Op/Workbench, an open environment : Customer experience with ACORD.

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 Valéry Rault-Vigoureux, Product Manager at Sodius
How to Build Custom Model Interchange Solutions with Cameo Workbench

Valéry Rault-Vigoureux is a Product Manager at Sodius, with more than twelve years of experience in software development.

As a Product Manager, she is responsible for the Cameo Inter-Op and Cameo Workbench products since 2011.

Valéry has a large experience in Model Driven Engineering, working on model transformation, model migration, custom code generation and automated document production from models.

She also participates in large projects for government defense agencies, focused primarily on defense architecture (DoDAF, NAF) exchange and conversion.

Webinar 1 2016 - Moving from Documents to Models MBSE

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

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 MBSE

BigLever Software, Inc.
Thursday, 28 January 2016
9:00AM CST

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 MBSE

Thursday, 17 December 2015
03:00 PM GMT, 09:00 AM CDT, 10:00 AM EDT, 04:00 PM CEST
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.
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