Bring MBSE and GENESYS Training to Your Team!
Vitech offers multiple training opportunities focused on providing MBSE, GENESYS, and CORE users and managers with a common framework that can be applied using any systems engineering methodology.
Designed to elevate your team’s MBSE command, Vitech’s training reflects far more than product knowledge. Delivered by practicing senior and principal systems engineers, Vitech courses cover key systems concepts, the latest processes and methods, and the software capabilities to support your systems efforts.
All of our courses are designed to challenge established approaches and transform strategy and performance within project teams and organizations.
For teams that wish to learn about model-based systems engineering – whether simply to appreciate the fundamental concepts and applicability or to transform their practice – our supporting team of seasoned practitioners at Vitech Corporation delivers a variety of sessions ranging from two hours to two days designed to suit your team’s needs. The objective of these sessions in model-based systems engineering is to provide your team with a basic familiarity with the concepts of model-based systems engineering as practiced in Vitech Corporation’s layered approach known as the STRATA™ method.
These sessions can be presented in a variety of formats, tailored to the needs of the audience. The training design allows it to target both technical and non-technical audiences. In either case, the basic concepts of model-based systems engineering are presented using language and examples appropriate to the audience. The content is also designed so that it can be delivered in varying levels of detail. This allows the training to be tailored to a two day, one day, half day, or two hour format. (One hour and keynote presentations are also available, though these thought-provoking sessions are certainly of a different scope than the training courses). Vitech will work with you to identify the appropriate delivery and timeframe for the course.
Participants completing these sessions will emerge with a basic understanding of the concepts of model-based systems engineering and the value adding advantages of the model-based approach. Whether a program or project manager or a hands-on systems engineer, he or she will have an understanding of how and why the model-based approach differs from other, more traditional methodologies.
Who Should Take This Class
These sessions are designed to serve the needs of a variety of role players on your team. Vitech will use its ability to tailor this offering to your exact audience in order to emphasize those subjects and perspectives that best meet their needs.
- Program or project managers who desire to achieve a basic understanding of the nature and advantages of model-based systems engineering will understand the MBSE principles in the context of their responsibilities.
- Acquisition professionals seeking an understanding of model-based systems engineering methodologies and the potential value add to acquisitions programs and projects they procure will see how MBSE can leverage their understanding of the problem driving their acquisition and result in proposals that address program needs.
- Systems engineers familiar with the concepts of traditional systems engineering but new to the model-based systems engineering methodology will build on their existing knowledge and experience to see how to use MBSE as a “force multiplier” for their engineering efforts.
- Agile developers seeking to bring a systems perspective to their agile development work will learn how MBSE can feed their backlog and tie their work to the system design effort while enhancing the agility they value.
The training begins by exploring the traditional approaches to systems engineering focusing on document-centric waterfall approaches. The problems with these approaches are discussed in ways which provide a contrast to model-based systems engineering. In particular the issues of stove piping, limitation to clean sheet or top-down design, and complexity management are explored.
This is followed by an explanation of the model-based approach. The course sets out the characteristics of the model and how it can be used to obtain an efficient and effective system design. Beginning with the definition of the system boundary, the training explains the major tasks of model-based system design. As these tasks are discussed the system design issues facing the engineering team are described. The handling of these issues in the model-based systems engineering methodology is contrasted with their treatment in the more traditional approaches.
In addition, depending upon the time available and the needs of the audience, specific issues and opportunities can be discussed. The course can be constructed to include modules discussing leveraging service-oriented architectures, working within the DoDAF environment, dealing with model-based systems engineering in an agile development setting and other timely issues.
- Systems and Systems Engineering
- Context – 4 Domains, 3 Systems, 2 Ways of Thinking and 1 Model
- System Life Cycle
- Problem Classes
- Traditional Engineering- Process and Problems
- What is a Model?
- MBSE – Process and Tasks
- Supplemental Topics (Service-Oriented Architectures, Agile Processes et al.)
You will learn the GENESYS interface and how to best apply it to the management of system design including the management of requirements and risks, verification of system concepts, and re-engineering of processes in your workgroup. You will see how GENESYS capability allows you to intuitively create robust system models. You will build complete design models using the designer-friendly user interface. Throughout the course, you will receive tips from our systems engineers, which will enable you to fully maximize all components of the GENESYS software so you can effectively manage it across domains in your environment.
Who Should Take This Class
The course is designed for practitioners who will be using GENESYS to implement their organization’s MBSE approach. It provides a complete familiarization with the GENESYS tool and its application to practical systems engineering problems.
- Module 1
- Model-based systems engineering introduction and concepts
- GENESYS concept of operation & walk-through
- Getting started with GENESYS
- Introduction to our GENESYS example
- Capture originating requirements
- Issues and risks
- Module 2
- Introduction to behavior and constructs
- Define the system boundary
- System threads
- Module 3
- Derive integrated system behavior
- Executable behavior
- Interfaces and links
- Module 4
- Verification Requirements and Test Planning
- GENESYS Scripts
- Formal Documentation
- Simulation – Resources
- DoDAF 2.0
- Summary and Review
This course is an introduction to the GENESYS Report Writer. In the class you will learn the basics of the Report Writer interface, basic concepts for banded report writing, how to connect GENESYS data to fields in the report, an overview of the different controls available, and a brief introduction to what is possible with scripting. Participants will progressively build out several different reports that can serve as base for your own custom reports and be provided with an overview of the major reports provided with GENESYS.
Who Should Take This Class
Introduction to MBSE with GENESYS is a prerequisite for this course. This course is intended for GENESYS users who wish to begin to leverage the power of the Report Writer. Software Development experience is helpful for this course, but is not necessary.
- Introduction to the Report Writer
- Intro to Banded Report Writer Concepts
- Report Writer Interface
- Label Controls
- Panels, Shapes and Lines
- Report Bands
- Project Data and Report Bands
- Entity Bands
- Relationship Bands
- Target Bands
- Hierarchy Iterate
- Controls – Shrink and Compress
- Sub Reports and Parameters
- Sub Reports
- Filters in Reports
- Sorting and Filtering
- Sort Blocks
- Filters in Reports
- Tabular Data
- Column Layout
- Table, Rows, and Cells
- Summary Fields
- Entity Diagrams
- Importing Images
- Document Map
- Table of Contents
- List of Figures and List of Tables
- Scripting Discussion
- Existing Report Survey
- DoDAF Views
- Course Wrap up