Center Meetings

Fall 2022 Digital Enterprise Center Symposium

Models, Systems, and Operations: Using the Digital Thread to Maintain Alignment with Requirements through the Lifecycle

October 26, 2022
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Engineering has a model, we have a PLM system, we use SysML, so aren't we done? The connection between the requirements definition and management systems, design and systems models, and in-situ monitoring of the product in the field is critical to successful business models. A key aspect of this approach is in the early stages of the lifecycle in keeping alignment between requirements data and product design and simulation data. Today, this often happens in silos with significant manual intervention. For example, someone could make a change to the CAD models and the requirements management role does not get updated, or finding a happy medium between SysML and new, visually-oriented ways of interacting with complex system interactions, while gaining usage across more product teams.  How then, should a digital thread be implemented to maintain alignment of requirements and deliverables through product lifecycle?  




8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome, DEC Updates and Meeting Theme & Objectives

Dr. Nathan Hartman – Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Head of Computer Graphics Technology and Digital Enterprise Center Director

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Panel 1: Perspectives on Requirements Definition and Use




10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Presentation 1: Best Practices for Defining Requirements in a Digital Enterprise

Dr. Thomas Hedberg – Mission Director for Acquisition and Industrial Security, Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), University of Maryland


10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Break and Networking

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Presentation 2: Connecting Models to Systems Definition via Requirements Management

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Lunch Presentation: Emerging Technologies to Support Better Systems Definition and Requirements Management

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Panel 2: Aligning System Requirements to Lifecycle Operations

                Industry Aerospace

                Industry Medical


2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Break and Networking

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Presentation 3: Hindsight is always 20/20: Proactively Driving Quality Metrics via Requirements Definition and Systems Models
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation 4: Gaining Operational Insights via Connected Systems Requirements: A Lifecycle View of Getting What We Asked For

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Concluding Remarks and Forward Look

Dr. Nathan Hartman – Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Head of Computer Graphics Technology and Digital Enterprise Center Director