2011 MBSE Workshop

Past Tutorial:

Model-Based Systems Engineering Best Practices Workshop – July 16, 2011

We are excited about the upcoming workshop scheduled July 16 and hope as many people as possible can attend.   Sponsored by INCOSE North Texas, IBM and SMU.

When: Saturday, July 16 from 8:00AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Caruth Hall Room 161 at Southern Methodist University

Materials: All materials and use of a laptop w/ software will be provided by INCOSE and IBM

Registration is now closed.  Please contact jarid.cottrell@gmail.com for last minute openings.

About the Tutorial
This tutorial gives an introduction to the IBM Rational Best Practices for Model-based Systems Engineering. Using the UML/SysML as modeling language, these best practices support the elaboration and verification/validation of system requirements as well as the design synthesis through model execution. For each of the SE phases – Requirements Analysis, System Functional Analysis, and Design Synthesis – incl. architectural analysis through trade studies – the essential tasks and associated work products as well as the hand-off to the subsequent HW/SW development will be addressed.
The IBM Rational Best Practices for Model-based Systems Engineering are tool independent. In the afternoon session the participants will apply the Best Practices hands-on using the Rational Rhapsody© tool.

About the Instructor
Dr. Hans-Peter Hoffmann is IBM Rational’s Chief Systems Methodologist and co-author of IBM Rational Harmony™.  He has over 25 years of experience in the design and development of complex systems in the Aerospace and Defense as well as Automotive industries.  Das Director of the simulation department of the Missile Division of MBB (now EADS-CASSIDIAN), he developed a methodology-based approach for modeling and analysis of flight control systems.  He is a renowned specialist in real-time systems design and embedded systems development.  He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Hamburg.


  • Model-based Systems Engineering in a Model-driven Development Lifecycle
  • Fundamentals of Model-based Systems Engineering
    -  Essential SysML Artifacts
    -  Service Request-driven Modeling Approach
  • Task Flow and Work Products in Rational Harmony™ for Systems Engineering
    -  Requirements Analysis
    -  System Functional Analysis
    -  Design Synthesis
    -  Architectural Analysis (Trade Study)
    -  Architectural Design
  • Systems Engineering Hand-off to HW/SW Development
  • Deploying Model-based Systems Engineering with IBM Rational Rhapsody©