Instead of creating documents to report the current status at the end of each development phase (as is the regular procedure at the traditional document-oriented approaches) Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) focuses on working with information elements, usually within a single source of truth.
In the innovative approach of MBSE, a Systems Engineer, Project Manager, Interface Manager, Risk Manager, Verification Manager or Work Planner has access to the information anytime and anywhere and he or she can enter, find, and change information. There is no need to duplicate data, because a good MBSE-tool makes it possible to reference any information element at any time and from any place.
All information elements are stored in one consistent information management system with connections between them. These connections between elements is what really distinguishes the proposed tool from the current document-based solutions. Via these explicitly stored connections, one data adjustment is automatically presented in all relevant spots in the tooling. Project members instantly have insight in the impact of an adjustment on the whole system or project and, technical values, tables, visual mass budgets, connection charts, requirement verifications and simulations are always up to date.
Once organizations are opening up to the benefits of model-driven Systems Engineering, it is only a small step to reaping the benefits of a truly cloud based solution to manage all information elements. Model driven processes are truly supported and leveraged by discovering and showing all connections between the different disciplines, processes, and objects in the project. Thus, allowing users to see the dependencies and risks, and helping them to reduce fail costs.
A full cloud based systems engineering solution, such as Relatics, is a comprehensive tool for all areas of systems engineering, such as Risk Management, Interface Management, Requirements Management and Verification. As a cloud-based solution, Relatics has characteristics of information management, but also of collaboration, data exchange, connecting and even spreadsheets.
Relatics is a platform that connects disciplines and discovers and visualizes (inter)dependencies, relationships, and implications, showing potential bottlenecks and issues before they become problems and lead to fail costs.
This allows each user to deliver better output, because the implications of each individual’s own work and the implications of the work of others are transparent, so users can concentrate on the project at hand and the optimization of processes. We believe it is the way forward for the construction industry.