Monday 13 November 2017

I'm presenting a paper and tutorial at the INCOSE ASEC 2017

If anybody wants to meet me, then I am presenting a paper and a tutorial at the INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2017 on 21-22 Nov 2017 at Warwick University.

The paper is on Tuesday 21st (11:00-11:45) in the Conference Theatre and focuses on Concept-of-Operations simulation and requirements modelling approaches to tailoring the "Classic" Harmony/SE method for automotive. The tutorial is on Wednesday 22nd (11:00-12:30 and 13:30-15:00). We will build a system model from scratch.


Both topics relate to experiences in using executable MBSE approaches in automotive and the parallels/differences with aerospace and other conventional systems engineering markets (with SysML and Rhapsody).

The tutorial will explore use of customizations in a GPL open-sourcer SysMLHelper profile. If anybody wants to try exploring this using their own machines, then they should install either 8.2 or 8.2.1 with Cygwin/gcc compiler and SysMLHelper v2.1 using the SlideShare instructions here:

v2.1 (Release) of SysMLHelperProfile on GitHub (and

I have released v2.1 of my open-source SysMLHelper profile on (this is functionally equivalent to 2.1.r). The v.2.1 profile will work with Rhapsody 8.2, 8.2.1, or the next release. It can work with 8.1.3 but would require modifying the profile a bit (as there were changes in 8.2)

I also updated my "Mastering MBSE with OMG SysML and IBM Rational Rhapsody" 3-day instructor-led training material to Rhapsody 8.2.1. The focus of the 3-day training is understanding standard SysML notation and deep-knowledge of using the Rhapsody tool for it. Note: My training uses the SysMLHelper v2.1 release to speed up things up and to provide an example of setting up properties for Rhapsody systems models. IMHO without setting up a model systems engineers will have a sub-optimal experience with Rhapsody. The good thing is that the configuration of Rhapsody is one of the most powerful features, hence if you learn how to do this then you will have the power at your finger tips!

My updated training was successfully delivered last week (in Germany).