Architectural frameworks provide essential “scaffolding” upon which MBSE artifacts can organized and presented. Arguably, in the absence of a framework, MBSE efforts can become “modeling for the sake of modeling” without a clear direction defined.
This panel session will examine frameworks from a variety of perspectives. First, the Scaled-Agile Framework (SAFe) is presented. SAFe is one of the most widely used implementations of agile in the industry. As a complex process framework it describes how to successfully implement lean-agile tools and techniques throughout an enterprise. Central to the focus of this conference, SAFe recognizes the critical role for MBSE in the enterprise by using it to capture and communicate the architectural vision for the proposed solution to the whole team.
The panel then looks at a specific example of an architectural framework. The Space Mission Architectural Framework (SMAF) was developed to provide a tailored approach for space missions, specifically space science missions, but has applicability across the entire domain. Its origins, implementation and current status will be reviewed.
Finally, The Lifecycle Modeling Framework (LMF) will be presented. This hybrid framework was designed specifically to provide modeling guidance for MBSE and to be compatible with agile implementations of MBSE. A lively question and answer period will follow these discussion.