Process and the Enterprise

Process and the Enterprise

Improve complex processes and the enterprise itself

The dominant application of systems engineering—and now model-based systems engineering—has traditionally been physical products spanning from spacecraft to defense to transportation and medical devices. Increasingly, organizations from an even broader array of industries are embracing the benefits of applying MBSE to their operations as they engineer processes, the engineering lifecycle, or the greater enterprise. The result: reductions in cost, risk, and cycle time, and improvements in quality, safety, efficiency, and enterprise alignment. From improving the process of how lawn mowers are made at John Deere, to improving the process of an insurance company, MBSE can serve as a way to quickly and effectively improve complex processes and the enterprise itself.

Reap the rewards of process improvement and enterprise engineering:

  • Enhance enterprise effectiveness and efficiency while increasing project success.

    When engineering cyber-physical systems, the implementation technology is hardware, software, and humans in the system. When working in the process and enterprise domain, implementation takes the form of enhanced processes, policies, procedures, and organization. While the form may be different, the concepts remain the same: properly understanding the problem, aligning the architecture to the requirements, process design and allocation, good interface design, and management. By improving a process, systems engineers often discover that they dramatically cut the process time and, in the process, improve accuracy as well as identify unforeseen benefits of the new design. Whereas, by trying to hotwire shortcuts, you often create problems.

  • Right-size and tailor MBSE and maximize the organizational impact.

    While the fundamental concepts remain the same whether you are engineering a cyber-physical system or a process framework, detailed concerns are different. Nuances which may prove valuable when specifying hardware and software subsystems can easily become distractions and impediments when working in the enterprise domain. Developed in the language of systems with a modern user interface, Vitech tools natively support the needs of the process engineer and enterprise architect. From this proven foundation, you can alias and extend terminology where necessary to perfectly align with your domain. Reduce the learning curve, and see direct benefits in weeks, not months. Seamlessly scale up or down to match the challenge at hand and maximize your effectiveness.

  • Increase engagement, eliciting the best from your team.

    MBSE Software

    Regardless of the domain, good systems engineering seeks to unlock the collective intelligence of the team early to make good decisions beginning on day one of the program. Good communication recognizes that different team members visualize and consume information differently. With rich and powerful view generators built upon the solid foundation of a proven information model, GENESYS autogenerates diagrams, tables, and reports on demand with guaranteed consistency. Get the best of both worlds—powerful engineering with embedded simulation combined with diverse representations that enable you to effectively engage team members and stakeholders in their format and their language.

  • Streamline the journey from the “as is” of today to the “to be” of tomorrow.

    Occasionally you have the opportunity to engineer a brand-new process or enterprise unit. More often, you have the challenge of “re-building the plane in flight”—evolving and transforming an existing process framework to better meet the needs of today and tomorrow. Quickly capture and validate the “as is” of today—current processes, their allocation, the corresponding requirements and constraints—to start from a solid foundation. Understand interactions and dependencies—between processes, exchanges, and teams—to avoid critical omissions. Consider new requirements and processes with the confidence of good impact analysis informed by bi-directional traceability and native process simulation. Confidently map your journey, allocating different changes to different phases with full insight into process and enterprise dependencies.

  • Improve process and architecture fidelity through ease of maintenance.

    Founded on good systems engineering principles, Vitech tools help you engineer the right processes, mapping them to their requirements and implementation. But good process and enterprise architecture is not static documentation sitting on the shelf. It’s a living representation, evolving to reflect the reality of today’s implementation and the planned upgrades of tomorrow. With updated diagrams and documents generated on demand, Vitech tools enable you to focus on engineering your processes rather than updating your artifacts. Leverage the analytical framework and inherent consistency to accelerate your engineering as you delegate the bookkeeping and artifact maintenance to the tool.

  • Meet the team where they are with connectors.

    The value of information is proportional to its accessibility. Maximize the impact of your process efforts by bringing information to the desktop. Access and update information tables directly from a Microsoft Excel plug-in, no GENESYS knowledge required! Pull visualizations of your processes and their mappings on demand from PowerPoint. Quickly publish your process model and supporting documentation to a corporate intranet, fully hyperlinked for easy access.