Understanding the Digital Thread between MBSE and Programs Risk Management

Understanding the Digital Thread between MBSE and Programs Risk Management

June 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Speaker: Risa Gorospe, Shannon Dubicki – Johns Hopkins APL

The presentation discusses the digital thread between Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and program risk management. We will discuss program risk management as defined by the US Department of Defense’s Risk, Issue and Opportunity Management Guide (DoD RIOMG). We will discuss how program risk management can relate to MBSE and the need for a potential digital thread capability. This presentation describes a methodology we developed that takes source processes for a digital thread, develops the supporting artifacts (e.g. use cases, system architecture), and develops traceable digital engineering requirements ready for implementation. We will describe how we used this approach to develop digital engineering requirements from the 15288 and the DoD RIOMG. This presentation demonstrates a prototype we developed that implements these requirements to execute a system architecting-risk management digital thread using Cameo, JIRA and other software tools.

Attendees will understand the basic DoD program risk management and how it could be applied to MBSE. Attendees will learn a methodology to develop their own digital engineering requirements from source processes. Attendees will see a focused prototype of a digital thread, that was developed by using implementable digital engineering requirements. We hope that this presentation will enable attendees to better understand the stakeholder needs when developing their own MBSE and digital engineering capability.

Speaker Biography

Risa Gorospe is a systems engineering professional at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL). She has worked various roles in systems engineering that span the systems engineering lifecycle such as requirements development, modeling and simulation, and integration and test. She is currently a lead systems engineering analyst providing thought leadership in digital engineering, supporting missile defense and other government sponsors. She has a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Villanova University, a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP).

Shannon Dubicki is a systems engineering professional and supervisor at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) where she supports multiple government sponsors throughout the systems engineering lifecycle. She promotes the use of good systems engineering practices, ensures the quality of systems engineering work products, and serves as a technical mentor to junior staff members. She also teaches multiple MBSE courses at Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Bachelors in Mathematics and Computer Science from McDaniel College and a Masters in System Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.