- What is the most popular MBSE modeling method?
- What metrics are actually used and what value do they bring?
- What Modeling tools are used?
- What was the primary purpose of the model?
Those and more than 50 additional questions (including open-ended responses) were provided by a sample of respondents from the system engineering community. The study was conducted in response to the OMG SysML Request for Information in an effort to develop the SysML standard.
Added to most questions is an analytical view of data that lends itself to graphs. Some of them are presented here
The RFI responses were submitted via an on-line survey that was available from the OMG SysML site at http://www.omgsysml.org . The intent of the RFI is to help guide the roadmap for future evolution of SysML, by understanding, what is working well, the issues, proposed solutions, and additional capabilities that are desired of the language. The RFI has two parts, where part I includes 22 questions related directly to the language, and part II includes 38 additional questions related to how SysML is used with model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methods, tools, training, and metrics. Dr Rob Cloutier from Stevens Institute of Technology, and Mary Bone, his research assistant, managed the issuance and analysis of the RFI responses. The results provide significant data that will help to refine SysML, and also provide insights into how MBSE is practiced with SysML.
Preliminary analysis of this data SysML RFI Analysis Results was presented by Dr Rob Cloutier to the OMG SE DSIG on December 8, 2009 in Long Beach, and again at the INCOSE International Workshop in Phoenix, AZ in February.
The Full Systems Modeling Language (SysML) Request For Information OMG Document:syseng/2009-06-01 report by Dr. Robert Cloutier, Mary Bone Report is available at
The Survey is 5 years old but we feel it is valuable information to share, as this might be the most comprehensive OMG MBSE survey officially made.