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Agile Model-Based Systems Engineering Cookbook

By : Dr. Bruce Powel Douglass
Book Image

Agile Model-Based Systems Engineering Cookbook

By: Dr. Bruce Powel Douglass

Overview of this book

Agile MBSE can help organizations manage constant change and uncertainty while continuously ensuring system correctness and meeting customers’ needs. But deploying it isn’t easy. Agile Model-Based Systems Engineering Cookbook is a little different from other MBSE books out there. This book focuses on workflows – or recipes, as the author calls them – that will help MBSE practitioners and team leaders address practical situations that are part of deploying MBSE as part of an agile development process across the enterprise. Written by Dr. Bruce Powel Douglass, a world-renowned expert in MBSE, this book will take you through important systems engineering workflows and show you how they can be performed effectively with an agile and model-based approach. You’ll start with the key concepts of agile methods for systems engineering, but we won’t linger on the theory for too long. Each of the recipes will take you through initiating a project, defining stakeholder needs, defining and analyzing system requirements, designing system architecture, performing model-based engineering trade studies, all the way to handling systems specifications off to downstream engineering. By the end of this MBSE book, you’ll have learned how to implement critical systems engineering workflows and create verifiably correct systems engineering models.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Iteration 0

Iteration 0 refers to the work done before incremental development begins. This includes early product planning, getting the development team started up, setting up their physical and tooling environment, and making an initial architectural definition. All of this work is preliminary and most of it is expected to evolve over time as the project proceeds.


The purpose of iteration 0 is to pave the way for the successful launch and, ultimately, the completion of the product.

Inputs and preconditions

The only inputs are the initial product and project concepts.

Outputs and post conditions

By the end of iteration 0, initial plans are in place and all that they imply for the product vision, the product roadmap, the release plan, and the risk management plan. This means that there is an initial product backlog developed by the end of iteration 0, at least enough that the next few iterations are scoped out. Iterations further out may be more loosely...