Essential MBSE Processes Applied™

The MBSE Process Practicum workshop is an excellent way to fast-track your critical-path MBSE project and provide a solid technical foundation for future work.

COURSE ID: WS-MBSEP
DESCRIPTION: This intensive, immersive, hands-on workshop is for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) teams who seek to minimize structured training time and maximize pragmatic project work. The workshop emphasizes the practical application of proven MBSE principles and best practices under the technical direction (“coaching”) of a MBSE Expert Instructor. The flexible workshop format follows a On-the-Job Training (OJT) approach, where your team works closely with your MBSE Expert Instructor to identify, prioritize, and resolve tough technical problems related to a real-world project that your team chooses.

This MBSE Project Practicum flexible format is designed to be customized for your team’s preferences for visual modeling languages, visual modeling tools, model-based process, and enterprise architecture frameworks. Alternatively, if you want to use the Project Practicum to help your team select among languages, tools, processes, and frameworks, we can adapt it towards that goal.
Contact us to discuss how the Project Practicum can be customized for your team and project.
VENUE: Available Onsite or Online.
DURATION: 3-5 days (= 21-35 training hours; length depends upon optional learning modules selected)
AUDIENCE: Systems engineers, software engineers, system architects, project managers, and others who want to learn how Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Processes can improve how they architect, analyze, design, and manage complex systems will benefit from this workshop.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of one or more of PivotPoint's Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBE) training workshops or equivalent experience.
COURSE AUTHOR & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: Cris Kobryn is the Founder of PivotPoint Technology and is an internationally recognized expert in architecture modeling languages (UML, SysML, BPMN), enterprise architecture frameworks (DoDAF, UPDM, TOGAF), and Model-Based Systems Engineering tools. Cris has been architecting and designing distributed computer systems for three decades, and is known for successfully leading the UML 1.x, UML 2.0, and SysML international standardization teams. Recently he designed the CyberML™ (Cyber Modeling Language™) to precisely specify Agile enterprise architectures that are scalable and cybersecure. You can learn more about Cris's qualifications as a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Agile Architecture expert on his corporate bio page...
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- What is a Model-Based Systems Engineering Process and how does it differ from traditional SEP approaches?
- How MBSE Processes can specify large, complex system architectures and business processes
- Basic and advanced model-based techniques for major phases of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC): Requirements Analysis, Business Analysis, System Analysis, System Design, and System Testing
- How MBSE Processes can specify comprehensive Verification & Validation (V&V) across the SDLC
- How to apply proven Object-Oriented Analysis (OOA) and Object-Oriented Design (OOD) techniques to System Analysis & Design
- How to apply proven Interface-Based Design (IBD) and Component-Based Design (CBD) techniques to Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA)
- Understand the tradeoffs between Agile (small-team) and Robust (large-team) approaches to MBSE Processes
- How to select a MBSE Process that meets your team and project needs
- How to customize a MBSE Process to adapt it to your team and project needs
- How to plan your transition to a MBSE Process approach
- How to learn more about MBSE Processes and related visual modeling technologies

COURSE SYLLABUS &dagger:; All Essential MBSE Processes Applied training workshops must include the MBSE PROCESS: BASIC learning module. Students can choose additional learning modules as needed, and modules can be tailored to address special team or project needs. In particular, MBSE PROCESS: PROJECT PRACTICUM modules are intended to be tailored to specific team or project needs.
MBSE PROCESS: BASIC [Module# MBSEP100]
Intro to Model-Based Systems Engineering Processes
- Model-Based Architecture-Centric Systems Engineering Processes
- Specifying Processes as Workflows + Work Artifacts
- MBSE System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
- System V-Model Redux: MBSE Adaptation
Foundation Topics
- Survey of popular Model-Based Processes: Unified Process, Harmony, OOSEM
- MBSE Process selection guidelines
- MBSE Process customization guidelines
- MBSE Process roadmap

MBSE PROCESS: REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS [Module# MBSEP101]
Foundation Topics
- Model-Based Requirements Engineering (MBRE)
- System V-Model Redux
Model-Based Techniques
- Defining Functional Requirements with UML Use Cases
- Defining Functional and Non-Functional Requirements with SysML Requirement diagrams
- Defining Business Rules with BPMN (optional)
- Requirements traceability relationships and matrices
- Model-Based Verification & Validation (V&V)
- Model-Based Requirements Engineering Anti-Patterns to Avoid
System Development Lifecycle
- Requirements Analysis artifacts
- Requirements Analysis Verification & Validation (V&V)

MBSE PROCESS: SYSTEM ANALYSIS [Module# MBSEP102]
Foundation Topics
- Object-Oriented Analysis
- Functional Analysis
- System V-Model Redux
Model-Based Techniques
- Static/Structural Techniques
     - Identifying Classes (SysML:Blocks) and Objects
     - Defining Relationships
     - Defining Properties and Operations
     - Defining Compositions
     - Defining Generalizations (Inheritance)
- Dynamic/Behavioral Techniques
     - Identifying Functions (Activities), Messages, and States
     - Defining external Object behavior
     - Defining internal Object behavior
- OOA Anti-Patterns to Avoid
System Development Lifecycle
- System Analysis work artifacts
- System Analysis Verification & Validation (V&V)
MBSE PROCESS: SYSTEM DESIGN [Module# MBSEP103]
Foundation Topics
- Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
- Interface-Based Design (IBD)
- Component-Based Design (CBD)
- System V-Model Redux
Model-Based Techniques
- Refining the OOA model
     - Refining the OOA Static/Structural Model
     - Refining the OOA Dynamic/Behavioral Model
- Dynamic/Behavioral Techniques
     - Defining Interfaces for SOA
     - Defining User Interface Classes
     - Defining Persistent Classes
     - Defining Wrapper Classes
- OOD Anti-Patterns to Avoid
System Development Lifecycle
- System Design work artifacts
- System Design Verification & Validation (V&V)

MBSE PROCESS: SYSTEM INTEGRATION & TESTING [Module# MBSEP105]
Foundation Topics
- Black-Box vs. White-Box Test Cases
- Unit, Integration & System Testing
- System V-Model Redux
Model-Based Techniques
- Requirements satisfaction check (left-side of System V-Model)
- Refining and extending System Design Sequences into System Test Cases
- Verifying System Design with Unit, Integration and System Test Cases
- System Validation
- System Integration & Test Anti-Patterns to Avoid
System Development Lifecycle
- System Integration & Testing work artifacts
- System Integration & Testing Verification & Validation (V&V)

MBSE PROCESS: PROJECT PRACTICUM [Module# MBSEP121]
The project practicum provides an opportunity to apply SysML MBSE Process principles and best practices to solve project modeling problems in a creative and supervised workshop environment. The practicum can be used to facilitate:
• Review MBSE Processes and MBSE Process work artifacts
• Select and customize MBSE Processes and work artifacts
• Learn advanced SysML modeling tool techniques related to MBSE Processes
Students can identify project modeling problems in advance, or Instructor will work with students to identify them.

OPTIONAL LEARNING MODULES: May be added if appropriate prerequisites are met.
MBSE PROCESS: SYSML DIAGRAM GUIDELINES [Module# MBSEP301]
Foundation Topics (review as needed)
- Model-Based Architecture-Centric Systems Engineering Processes
- System V-Model Redux: MBSE Perspective
Model-Based Techniques
- Selecting SysML diagrams required for MBSE Process work artifacts
- Specifying SysML diagram syntax and layout rules
- Defining SysML diagram well-formedness rules
- Specifying SysML diagram V&V rules
- Defining pedagogical examples
- MBSE Process Anti-Patterns to Avoid

MBSE PROCESS: SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE SPECIFICATIONS [Module# MBSEP302]
Foundation Topics (review as needed)
- Model-Based Architecture-Centric Systems Engineering Processes
- System V-Model Redux: MBSE Perspective
Model-Based Techniques
- Specifying system architecture modeling workflows w/ Activity Diagrams
- Defining system architecture modeling work artifacts w/ Block Diagrams
- Specifying architecture integrity guidelines
- Defining diagram style guidelines
- Specifying pedagogical examples
- MBSE Architecture & Process Anti-Patterns to Avoid
CYBER ARCHITECTURE: NETWORK ARCHITECTURE [Module# CYB101]
Intro to Network Architecture
Topics
- Network Communication Protocols
- Network Topologies
- Network Nodes
- Cybersecurity Devices
- Network Architecture Patterns & Anti-Patterns
Modeling & Simulation Tools: Open Source & Commercial
MBSE Process Tool Choices: The MBSE Process modeling tool choices for this lworkshop include the following popular visual modeling tools: Enterprise Architect™, MagicDraw™, UModel™, Visual Paradigm™, and Astah™. Other architecture modeling tools that meet our training standards may be available upon request.

Why Train with Us? : PivotPoint Training Advantages

  • Flexible & Customizable Learning ModulesAll workshops are based on flexible learning modules that can be mixed-and-matched and tailored to meet your team and project needs.
  • Choice of Onsite or Online (Virtual) Training DeliveryAll training workshops can be delivered onsite or online based on your training needs and preferences.
  • Learn from Bona Fide Expert InstructorsAll workshops are authored and taught by Model-Based Engineering experts with 10+ years practical application experience who are passionate about the technical subjects they teach.
  • Frequent Q&A + Hands-On Practice Sessions with Client-Selected Project ProblemsAll workshops emphasize frequent Q&A and hands-on practice sessions using Client-selected problems from actual work projects!
  • Best Value for Your Training BudgetWe strive to provide the best value for your training budget by providing the highest quality training experience at competitive prices. Check out our distinguished international Client list and Testimonials about the effectiveness of our training. We offer volume discounts for multiple workshops ordered at the same time, and special discounts for Small Groups (6 or fewer students), Non-Profits, Educational Institutions, Research Organizations, and Government Direct organizations, (Departments, Agencies, FFRDCs), etc.
  • Optional Follow-Up Consulting & CoachingAll workshops can be followed up with both Onsite and Online (Virtual via webconference) Consulting and Technical Coaching services that will keep your Model-Based Engineering project on track.
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Please call or email us to discuss your team and project training needs, and to receive a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) quote that includes all training materials and all travel expenses for your Instructor.

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