Archive for November, 2008

The Power of Simulation

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

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Dr. Joel Orr addresses the question of why using simulation is not a more common practice.  He also lays out a compelling case for making simulation a key component of your design process.

Design Tools “as-a-Service?”

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

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It seems like the issue of / opportunity for “hosted” design tools comes up every so often, but the concept never seems to take off.  Will this time be any different?

Modeling vs. Design vs. Rapid Prototyping

Friday, November 21st, 2008

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Paul tells a story about a Model Driven Systems Engineering experience from his questionable past. It involves sleepless nights in Las Vegas, loud music, and simulation.

User Scenario Modeling

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

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An interesting article by Michael Daconta touts the considerable benefits of user scenario modeling to develop a clear understanding of a system, before you build it.

Why is Model Driven Systems Engineering So Important?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

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Model Driven Systems Engineering has many valuable benefits to the entire Systems Engineering process that are needful for the next generation of systems being designed. Paul sets forth many of these benefits from his experience working with large scale systems design.

Better Models Are a Good Thing

Monday, November 17th, 2008

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Bill Harris posted a very interesting piece on his Facilitated Systems blog. The highlight for me is his excellent discussion covering the benefits of good models.

Elephants & Blind Men, or Defining Modeling & Execution

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

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One engineer’s modeling language might very well be another’s execution language.  What does either term really mean, anyway?  When we talk about execution, are we referring to some representation of implementation, a medium for analysis, or the “stuff” that actually performs the work?

What Do You Call Yourself?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

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Paul kicks off an informal survey: “What title is used for individuals who participate in the requirements analysis process and synthesize a high level design for the system?” We need your input!

System Design is “the most challenging problem”

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

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EETimes’ Gabe Moretti advises the EDA companies to look beyond their current business and work on solving the challenges of system design.

Model Driven Design (For Real)

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

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Is the OMG heading in the right direction with SysML? Is UML even the right foundation for a cross-domain modeling language? Maybe not.