Sponsors and customers want their products delivered more quickly, more cheaply, and better than ever. Those demands are often unreasonable, but we must remain responsive to our customers, and try our best to deliver better, faster and cheaper. I know you and your staff are already working harder than ever, and this is a lot to ask. Perhaps the answer lies not in how hard you work, but in how smart you work. As astutely reported by Accenture, “The solution lies in an end-to-end model-based systems engineering strategy.” Yes, that is the answer.
Accenture tells us that model-based systems engineering (MBSE) applies digital modeling techniques throughout the product development life cycle to evaluate system requirements, design, analysis and verification and validation. Said differently, it involves more digital modeling on computers, which is relatively cheap, and less field testing which can be quite expensive. Although some field testing may still be prudent, the vast majority of field testing could be done more cheaply, and perhaps even more effectively, using MBSE.
Accenture also tells us the implementing MBSE can help aerospace and defense companies to increase customer and supplier collaboration, improve engineering efficiency, allow for more rapid product development iterations and drive down in-service support costs.
Clearly, MBSE is good thing, that all industries should strive to adopt. So, if you are not using MBSE yet, what are you waiting for. If you need training, ATI is here to help.
To read Accenture’s full report, you can go here.
To read about and register for ATI’s upcoming MBSE course, you can go here.
And, as always, to see a full listing of all ATI courses, you can go here.