Broadening the Reach of the MBSE Process Beyond the Systems Engineer - Introducing an Excel-based tool for knowledge sharing and collaboration through the Systems Model

In the context of Systems Engineering, Maplesoft has encountered significant resistance to adoption of model-based systems engineering methodologies in large engineering projects. Team managers are challenged with encouraging all stakeholders to collaborate with the Systems Engineer to develop a comprehensive “authoritative source of truth”. Typically, this is a very ad-hoc process, involving documents, spreadsheets, emails etc., and frequent design-review meetings, and requires the SE to interpret the information in order to populate the systems model. This can lead to misinterpretations and introduce erroneous data, causing problems later in the process that can be extremely costly to fix, disrupting the project schedule, and eroding confidence in the process.

If you are a Systems Engineer or Engineering Lead encountering these kinds of challenges, this session with Maplesoft will demonstrate an approach to addressing them by allowing all stakeholders to access the system model directly, through a familiar user interface in Excel. By providing a powerful technology that generates task-specific views into the systems model, serving up the relevant information in spreadsheet form, non-SE stakeholders can then directly contribute to the model by adding their information through Excel for others to share, review, comment, and utilize.

This approach has been proven to accelerate the systems engineering process by simplifying information-entry, reducing the risk of errors for all stakeholders, and increasing engagement with the process, thereby facilitating design collaboration across the enterprise.


Bharani Mohan, MapleMBSE Product Manager, Maplesoft

Bharani is an MBSE specialist and facilitates the improvement of the overall user experience throughout the model-based system engineering process. He works with customers to enhance their use of Maplesoft’s MapleMBSE platform, providing guidance and assisting with issues. He also supports the development of specific

MapleMBSE features to encourage broader adoption. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, Bharani has experience applying MBSE design methodologies in conceptual design of aircraft systems architecture and translating design requirements into system architecture.

Paul Goossens, VP MBSE Solutions, Maplesoft

Paul Goossens is the Vice President of MBSE Solutions at Maplesoft. A mechanical engineer with over 25 years of experience in both engineering and software business management, his previous positions include senior management positions for companies in engineering modeling solutions and high-performance real-time simulations. Paul has built a strong reputation as an expert in model-based design methodologies, particularly for highly complex engineering projects, including model-based systems engineering, design, and analysis.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft is a global software-development company in the business of providing rigorous mathematics-based tools and solutions for solving complex engineering problems and technical knowledge capture. Their mission is to provide easy-to-use solutions, based on their core symbolic technologies and expertise, for a wide range of engineering tasks, particularly in calculation management, multi-domain system simulation, and systems engineering.


Datum 24.03.2021 - 17:00
Ende 24.03.2021 - 18:00
Anmeldeschluss 24.03.2021 - 17:00
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