How to Implement MBSE

Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) is an advanced methodology that has gained a significant increase in popularity over the last few years, as it's mostly known for allowing engineers to create complex systems in a much more efficient way, as different MBSE tools help tremendously and make the process much faster and effective. However, alongside all the key advantages of utilizing MBSE, it is important to mention that each company or organization that’s interested in doing so needs to be careful and make a well-planned process to implement MBSE correctly. So how can different companies implement MBSE and what does that require? During the following article, we will provide you a complete covering of all the crucial steps to implement MBSE correctly and everything related to this matter. 

Every Objective Must Be Defined

When we talk about implementing Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) tools, the first crucial step is to have a well-defined objective of the initiative. This stage involves identifying the systems that will be built while utilizing MBSE, the stakeholders that will be involved in the process as well as the expected outcome. To do so, it is essential to bring up some key questions - What type of systems will you be developing using MBSE tools?
Who are the stakeholders that are part of this process? 

What benefits do you expect to gain by utilizing MBSE?

By finding the answers to the following questions, you will start to have a much clearer understanding of the objectives you aim to achieve when you implement MBSE, as well as the resources that are required to achieve such objectives. 

Evaluate the Organization’s Maturity 

Before taking on a Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) initiative, it is important first to evaluate your organization’s current maturity level, in fields such as system engineering practices. This stage usually involves assessment of the going on processes, alongside tools and different workflows that are being used in the organization. The main goal of this step is to identify weak spots, areas that need improvement. When you evaluate your organization’s maturity level, usually it is recommended focusing on areas like management change processes, requirements management processes etc. The objective here is to identify the gas in the systems completely, to develop a well-defined plan that will help you address those gaps and improve your organization’s overall function. 

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