These blog posts have focused on the adoption of Model-Based Design. The choice of the word “adoption” was intentional. When I visit a customer I tell them the following.
“80% of what I will recommend is generic best practices, common
across all Model-Based Design. The next 10% is a selection of common
patterns in use relevant to your industry and regulatory needs.
The last 10% is the unique part of your development; your intellectual property”
Why do I say this? Model-Based Design, from an architecture, data, and V&V perspective is now a mature field. In a mature field, time should be spent on developing the IP aspects of design, not infrastructural components. To that end, there is a significant body of best practices available for companies to reference. (See the reference page for a small subset.)
How to succeed at adoption?
As this blog has spoken about on a number of occasions adoption is a process. To succeed there are 5 key activities that need to be performed
- Take background training
- Education on existing MBD frameworks (see references)
- Identify non-conforming cases (your 10% IP)
- Validate MBD approach for non-conforming cases
- Utilize external resources
External resources: final thoughts
Success often comes from knowing when to ask for outside help, either from other groups within your company who have already blazed a trail or from outside support groups (such as training and consulting.) Utilizing support early in the adoption process enables a faster rate of adoption with fewer implementation issues.