A Practical Guide to SysML

A Practical Guide to SysML : The Systems Modeling Language

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A Practical Guide to SysML: The Systems Modeling Language is a comprehensive guide to SysML for systems and software engineers. It provides an advanced and practical resource for modeling systems with SysML. The source describes the modeling language and offers information about employing SysML in transitioning an organization or project to model-based systems engineering. The book also presents various examples to help readers understand the OMG Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) Certification Program.
The text is organized into four parts. The first part provides an overview of systems engineering. It explains the model-based approach by comparing it with the document-based approach and providing the modeling principles. The overview of SYsML is also discussed. The second part of the book covers a comprehensive description of the language. It discusses the main concepts of model organization, parametrics, blocks, use cases, interactions, requirements, allocations, and profiles. The third part presents examples that illustrate how SysML supports different model-based procedures. The last part discusses how to transition and deploy SysML into an organization or project. It explains the integration of SysML into a systems development environment. Furthermore, it describes the category of data that are exchanged between a SysML tool and other types of tools, and the types of exchange mechanisms that can be used. It also covers the criteria that must be considered when selecting a SysML.
Software and systems engineers, programmers, IT practitioners, experts, and non-experts will find this book useful.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 997.9g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 390 illustrations
  • 012378607X
  • 9780123786074
  • 680,340

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"SysML is the new industry-standard language designed specifically to support modern systems engineering. I cannot imagine a better way to learn SysML than to read about it from the masters: Friedenthal, Moore, and Steiner led the design of this important new language and now cap that effort with this comprehensive and highly readable guide for both novices and experts." -Bran Selic, Malina Software Corporation

"This book is just the ticket you need to get started on the road to adopting standards-based, model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methods. The authors have done an outstanding job in providing detailed coverage of the SysML language and semantics supported through worked examples." -Jeff Estefan, Principal Engineer, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

"The authors of this book have been invovlded in SysML development since its inception, and have the understanding necessary to explain it clearly. In particular, the activity diagrams chapter accurately and concisely describes the SysML extensions to UML for functional flow modeling." -Conrad Bock, OMG Lead for Activity Modeling in SysML
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Table of contents

Part I Introduction

1 Systems Engineering Overview

2 Model-Based Systems Engineering

3 SysML Language Overview

Part II Language Description

4 SysML Language Architecture

5 Organizing the Model with Packages

6 Modeling Structure with Blocks

7 Modeling Constraints with Parametrics

8 Modeling Flow-Based Behavior with Activities

9 Modeling Message-Based Behavior with Interactions

10 Modeling Even-Based Behavior with State Machines

11 Modeling Functionality with Use Cass

12 Modeling Text-Based Requirements and Their Relationship to Design

13 Modeling Cross-Cutting Relationships with Allocations

14 Customizing SysML for Specific Domains

Part III Modeling Examples

15 Modeling Examples

16 Residential Security System Example Using the Object-Oriented Systems Engineering Method

Part IV Transitioning to Model-Based Systems Engineering

17 Integrating SysML into a Systems Development Environment

18 Deploying SysML into an Organization

Appendix SysML Reference Guide

A.1 Overview

A.2 Notational Conventions

A.3 Package Diagram

A.4 Block Definition Diagram

A.5 Internal Block Diagram

A.6 Parametric Diagram

A.7 Activity Diagram

A.8 Sequence Diagram

A.9 State Machine Diagram

A.10 Use Case Diagram

A.11 Requirement Diagram

A.12 Allocation

A.13 Stereotypes
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About Sanford Friedenthal

Sanford Friedenthal is a Principal Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin. He has been an advocate for model-based systems engineering and a leader of the industry team that developed SysML from its inception through its adoption by the OMG. Alan Moore is an Architecture Modeling Specialist at The MathWorks. He has extensive experience in the development of real-time and object-oriented methodologies and their application. Alan was co-chair of the OMG's Real-time Analysis and Design Working Group and served as the language architect during the development of SysML. Rick Steiner is an Engineering Fellow at Raytheon. He has been a key contributor to the definition and development of the SysML specification, particularly in the area of allocation and requirements.
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