OptimiSE magazine, SyntheSys Technologies' biannual publication is aimed at members of the engineering, systems and software development community. The magazine aims to share best practices and technical insight and gives us a platform to share company news. This informative magazine presents a collection of articles about Systems and Software and we hope that you, our colleagues and customers throughout the community, will find it both interesting and useful.
As the pace of change increases, development processes have adapted to a world where requirements can change at any stage of the life cycle, with a strong focus on streamlined development of individual subsystems and iterative testing. But this can give leaders a hard time keeping focus on the big picture. This article discusses how having an approach to the life cycle which emphasises the whole system can be critical to success.
Issue 5: July 2020
This article explores the new release of the IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) toolset. ELM is a set of integrated tools that work together to offer full traceability across the engineering process.
2020 Systems Engineering Training Course Announcement
We are delighted to announce that we will be delivering the remaining 2020 training courses in line with social distancing requirements.
Getting suppliers to understand your requirements can be time-consuming and costly through poor communication and misunderstandings. This article examines different automated solutions for effective engineering supply-chain management.
As we take major strides towards complete electrification on our roads, this article considers the development of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and discusses some of the key elements to which systems engineering methodologies and practices can accelerate EV adoption.
Engineering Development in the Cloud
Many of us use the Cloud without realising it, as it sits behind social media, online shopping and government services that we all use every day. More than ever we use connected devices and the exponentially-growing Internet of Things, but not all businesses are taking full advantage of what the Cloud can do for them. This article considers how Cloud solutions may enhance and accelerate engineering development.
This article will take a look at some of the pitfalls that are commonly encountered in the mega rail and metro infrastructure projects.
Improved Productivity through Collaborative Engineering Management
Improved competitiveness through Collaborative Engineering Management.
Functional Requirements describe how a product must behave - they identify its functions. Some people describe these as 'capability' requirements. These are the ones that everyone has an opinion on and they are relatively easy to capture.
Non-Functional Requirements are sometimes described as 'anything about a system that isn't what it does'. They describe the quality attributes of a system and they impose limitations on the functions of the system.
In this article we look at the difference between functional and non-functional requirements. What's the difference between what the solution must do and how it must be done?
Guest Article: Model-Based Systems Engineering with OMG SysML™
Model-Based Systems Engineering is a growing discipline within Systems Engineering that returns significant benefits over traditional document-based methods across the entire life cycle.
Guest author, Fraser Chadburn, discusses the merits of the techniques and how OMG SysML™ is a game changer.