MBSE Strategy

MBSE As-Is Assessment

It is not productive to start to implement MBSE before understanding and defining WHY you are. Creating and executing a successful MBSE strategy necessitates that you start with an As-Is Assessment so that you can:

  • Know where you are, where you want to go, and most important why you want to go there
  • Identify the gaps and challenges that arise from your current practices
  • Determine the affected personnel in your organization
  • Identify your stakeholders and their expectations
  • Determine the content of your practices and identify their interdependencies

MBSE Business Case Development

Executive level sponsorship is one of the crucial factors of a successful MBSE adoption. Although increased MBSE popularity has strengthened executive support, there are still conflicting MBSE adoption goals between the employees who are short-term driven and care about low adoption cost and those who expect quality and long-term solutions. Therefore, it is important to develop a specific business case that fits your needs, addresses your unique challenges, and achieves the maximum return on your investment. For this to happen, you must:

  • Identify the required upfront investment
  • Determine the return on investment prognosis
  • Clearly define purpose, scope, deliverables, and benefits
  • Delineate the needed planning and resources
  • Ascertain potential risks and determine how they will be managed

MBSE Project Management

MBSE adoption needs to be planned and managed just as any adoption of new technology or approach might be. This is very crucial and must be done in accordance with organizational MBSE strategy goals. A lack of proper planning might be difficult to recognize if the required MBSE knowledge and quality assurance do not exist within your organization. Therefore, it is crucial to craft a project management setup that:

  • Determines and manages the appropriate MBSE adoption steps
  • Establishes realistic deadlines with achievable deliverables
  • Oversees appropriate resource planning including proper competencies
  • Provides MBSE deployment governance with effective risk management and immediate response
  • Empowers team awareness and works with those who are change resistant

MBSE Analysis and Review

Analysis and review should take place at every step along the way of a MBSE adoption. The implementation of a system model is a key factor in this analysis. The main concern here is ensuring that the implemented systems model reflects the real-world system and achieves the MBSE purposes as they were defined at the beginning of the MBSE adoption. Specifically, this evaluation should measure the model quality through necessary reviews, which will further ensure the participation of all stakeholders, and, most importantly, react immediately to prevent any risk of delay. The process should:

  • Provide concrete measures of current state and the quality of the deliverables
  • Ensure that modelling goals are reached and that the scope is aligned
  • Include early validation and verification of deliverables
  • Ensure a long-term model life cycle with strong model usage
  • Document analysis and review findings for future modelling activities

Mohammad Chami

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