In June 2014, the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) released its “Vision 25”, setting out a comprehensive view for systems engineering in 2025. It sees systems engineering being shaped by the global environment, human and societal needs, policy and business challenges, as well as the technologies that underlie systems. Vision 25 can be accessed here.
One imperative supporting the vision is the advancement of tools and methods to address increasing complexity. The Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) paradigm is seen to become the “norm” for systems engineering execution, with specific focus placed on integrated modeling environments. These systems models go “beyond the boxes”, incorporating geometric, production and operational views. Integrated models reduce inconsistencies, enable automation and support early and continual verification by analysis.
VoTech is adopting the MBSE approach through take up of the capability available from Vitech’s CORE software. Initial training and familiarisation of CORE is scheduled for late 2014, with a view to implementation from 2015.