The latest from around MBSE

Date: 27 October 2015

Issue: 2015-7

In This Issue

The Systems Perspective: The Plight of the Honeybee: A Systems Problem

Education: Bringing a Systems Perspective to Communication

Using CORE: User Names in a CORE Server

SE Principles: A Systems Perspective on Diversity

Industry Insights: Supporting Cybersecurity Implementation with Model-Based Systems Engineering


The Plight of the Honeybee: A Systems Problem

Zane Scott, Vitech Vice President of Professional Services


Honeybees are a critical part of our food production chain. They pollinate essential food crops around the world. In the United States alone they account for the annual pollination of crops valued at $15B, or 25% of the U.S. food harvest. Without their services our national food security would be seriously threatened. Read More.

Bringing a Systems Perspective to Communication

David Long, Vitech and INCOSE President


For any issue of meaningful complexity where multiple specialists must come together to develop a solution, systems engineers sit at the technical heart of the solution. We strive to fully understand the problem space, fully understand the bounds associated with the possible implementation technologies, and ultimately expand the trade space to find the right solution. Systems engineers lead the architecture and design, coordinating the technical dimensions with a diverse set of subject matter experts. While systems engineers often focus on the technical dimension and the impact we have on the solution, the communication dimension is just as important, if not much more so.  Read More.

Conflict Errors and User Permissions in CORE™

Bethany Maddox, Vitech Customer Care Specialist


Occasionally, I get a “classic” support case and last week just that happened. A CORE™ user told me that he imported a data file and it appeared to work, but produced a conflict file. Then he couldn’t see the project. He imported again and again with the same result. Read More.

A Systems Perspective on Diversity

Zane Scott, Vitech Vice President of Professional Services


Solving complex problems is the main course on the systems engineering menu. No longer reserved as a delicacy to be consumed by a few, adventurous diners, complex problems are daily fare for the working engineer. It is the easy-to-solve, simplistic problem that has become rare. Read More. 

Supporting Cybersecurity Implementation with Model-Based Systems Engineering

Gareth Digby, Vitech Principal Systems Engineer

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In my recent webinar on “MBSE and the Cloud: A Model of IT Delivery” one of the attendees asked how the type of model I had developed in could be used to support cybersecurity. In this post I will discuss how the MBSE model of the Learning Management System could be used to capture information relevant to implementing cybersecurity for the final design. Read More. 


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