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Adoption of MBSE in an Organization

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The adoption of MBSE in an organization is a challenging task. There is no single path to achieve this. It depends on many aspects, a holistic approach, and the people who lead the adoption process. It sounds like the challenge of a typical systems engineering project. In fact, essential steps of systems engineering also fit the implementation of an MBSE process. Here, too, the purpose must be defined, the requirements specified, and the architecture of the MBSE environment developed.

This chapter discusses the challenges of introducing MBSE, lists typical pitfalls, and presents an approach to developing the MBSE methodology with MBSE itself.

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Weilkiens, T. (2023). Adoption of MBSE in an Organization. In: Madni, A.M., Augustine, N., Sievers, M. (eds) Handbook of Model-Based Systems Engineering. Springer, Cham.

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