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Manage the Ripple Effect

Managing systems of systems (SoS) has become a defining challenge in the 21st century. The individual systems engineer and the enterprise alike find themselves having to operate within a larger context that may have competing interests, distributed authority, and differing lifecycles.

With so many parts in motion and a complex web of dependencies, traditional end-to-end predictive analysis through system testing is difficult at best and often a meaningless concept. GENESYS  gives you the tools you need to competently navigate this complex environment, producing the outcomes you want.

Vitech GENESYS enables you to work effectively at any level of abstraction

Scale and Tailor the Abstraction Level

Nuanced software and hardware details are key when preparing detailed specifications. Forcing these nuances at a systems-of-systems level is distracting at best, disruptive at worst.

Working in the broader language of systems allows you to effectively deal with the complexity and abstraction inherent in the SoS environment. Vitech GENESYS enables you to work effectively at any level of abstraction—whether systems of systems, enterprise, or product—and seamlessly transition across these levels, as desired.

Embrace Mission Engineering

Just as effective systems engineering requires the right requirements, effective systems of systems engineering requires the right mission understanding. Whether focused on an enduring capability, a specific mission, or an enterprise strategy, it is essential to set the right context to define the problem correctly and maintain alignment.

Whether working solely in the mission engineering space, or spanning mission and SoS engineering for a complete picture, GENESYS’ systems metamodel helps elicit, analyze, and manage the information necessary to understand both problem and solution.

GENESYS’ systems metamodel helps elicit, analyze, and manage the information necessary to understand both problem and solution
GENESYS enables you to connect system-level models and simulate to observe behavior over time

Gain Insight into Dependencies

In the world of systems of systems with varied system lifecycles and different system authorities, good interface management is critical. But success in the world of systems of systems requires more than controlling static interfaces. It requires understanding the dynamic interactions—between systems, with the greater SoS context, and with organizations. Based upon a proven metamodel driving cohesion and consistency between behavioral and physical architecture, Vitech software helps you characterize and control interactions, interfaces, and dependencies.

Execute Portfolio Management

Effective portfolio management requires an understanding of your mission and the constituent systems over time, ensuring that you deliver the required capability without disruption or unintended consequences. Good MBSE enables you to make informed portfolio decisions with confidence as you adapt to evolving cost, schedule, and system constraints.

GENESYS enables a holistic picture providing critical context and insight into interactions, systems and their planned evolution, and a wide range of dependencies —between the systems themselves and between organizations as they upgrade, replace, and retire systems.

GENESYS enables a holistic picture providing critical context and insight into interactions, insight into systems and their planned evolution
GENESYS eliminates errors at the systems level and increases coherence and interoperability at the System of Systems (SoS) level

Improve the Interoperability of Your Models

Models are approximations of reality that enable us to address our communication and engineering needs. For a given engineering task, the key is ensuring a given model is fit for purpose, but effective systems of systems engineering requires more.

Built upon a proven systems metamodel with strong system semantics, GENESYS eliminates errors at the systems level and increases coherence and interoperability at the System of Systems (SoS) level, reducing program risk and increasing the likelihood of success.

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