PivotPoint FAQ: What is the best way to transition to a Model-Based Engineering approach?

Model-Based Engineering represents a seismic cultural and technology change in how software developers, systems engineers, and business analysts specify enterprise architectures and business processes
  • no silver bullets, requires diligent application of proven model-driven development best practices
  • more think time up front; less test time on the back end
  • more graphic architecture blueprints; less MS Office paper chase
  • less iterative, incremental “when are we done?” process; more opportunistic and predictable pipelined V-model process
Organizations need to invest in a comprehensive Model-Based Engineering language-tool-process-framework strategy. This involves a significant investment in quality Model-Based Engineering training, tools, and coaching to enable their teams to make the transition in an expeditious manner. Otherwise, they will predictably lapse back into old document-centric habits when pressed by time/budget constraints.