Chapter Meeting - August 13
Application of MBSE in AGILE Development
Presenter: Jason Forth, NAVAIR
Abstract: NAVAIR’s latest program goal is to deploy, integrate, and sustain significant interoperable technology upgrades to increase the mission profile of the aircraft system in the coming years. The Northrop Grumman MBSE Agile Team has been establishing a system model for the as is product baseline, to be designed baseline, and the processes for each technical discipline with modeling approaches to transition into a digital technical baseline for the program. In the last two releases, the team has been developing modeling approach activity diagrams and style guide diagrams within the architecture modeling application, CAMEO Enterprise Architect®, to meet the Systems Engineering Modeling and Architecture Plan (SEMAP). The approach diagram provides each sprint team the “tasks, work products, and flow” to complete each type of modeling domain (e.g. behavioral) while the style guide diagrams are unique example diagrams with aligning requirements for each definition and usage of objects compliant with UAF and best practices from industry following Object-Oriented System Engineering Methodology (OOSEM). The team is also extending current NAVAIR profiles like classification of each element and view while developing new profiles for data rights and approval. Other MBSE efforts in the corporate portfolio will be able to leverage these style guides, approach diagrams, and profiles to establish system modeling methods for applying system engineering models to streamline digital technical reviews, submit digital deliverables, and increase technical competencies integration into generating their modeling approaches within the broader system model.
Bio: Jason Forth is a Senior Systems Engineering Architect for the Naval Air Warfare Center – Aircraft Division (NAWCAD, or simply NAVAIR) stationed in Patuxent River, MD. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University, and a Masters of Engineering in Systems Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, with graduate certificates in System of Systems and System Architecture. Jason has extensive experience on both the OEM contractor and government sides of acquisition, with particular experience in Cybersecurity, as well as System and SW Safety, that he brings to his role as a Systems Engineering Architect. He is currently assigned to the System Engineering Transformation (SET) initiative at NAVAIR, serving as a lead SE Architect for various pilot program efforts the command has identified.