The figure shows the Gap of Slackness. The vertical axis represents the typical challenges for product vendors. They are for example more innovation, less time-to-market, less cost, and perfect quality. You can certainly mention more of them for your domain. The system curve along the time always increases and reflects the steadily increasing demand for improvements. The globalization and accompanying worldwide dynamics change the linear slope of the curve to an exponential slope. More competitors with different backgrounds make the markets...

Many companies deal with the challenge to introduce MBSE. As a consultant for MBSE I often ask my customer about their objectives to apply MBSE techniques. The answers are more or less the same: the systems are getting more complex and at the same time we must decrease costs and time-to-market and increase the quality. These are good arguments to change development processes and to apply MBSE. However these arguments are not new. I would had heard the same arguments 20...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="288" caption="Location of Graz Symposium Virtual Vehicle Development (Casino Congress)"][/caption] In my last post I've reported from my visit of the Graz Symposium Virtual Vehicle Development. In my workshop at the symposium I asked the participants about the problems that are solved by MBSE. what must be done/what we need to introduce MBSE in the organization. the opportunities of MBSE. We had very interesting discussions about the three points. I'd like to proceed the discussion here in the blog and hope that I'll...