How To Assess Your Current MBSE Maturity and Develop a Roadmap to Meet Your Targets

    Abstract: Maturing digital engineering tools, processes, and adoption is a core mission for Sandia National Laboratories’ transformation of nuclear deterrence. With many concurrent programs in various stages of development and digital engineering capabilities in various stages of maturity, this presentation will highlight the success of a jointly supported Digital Engineering Ecosystem (DEE).

    Although the needs, tools, resources, and schedules of the contributing programs are not in perfect alignment, identifying a clear understanding of the roles to develop a common digital ecosystem has led to success. Collecting use cases from programs at different development phases, pivoting between programs to showcase the biggest impact, and developing a consistent approach for future programs have all been realized through this collaborative effort. From identifying common nomenclature to describe digital engineering efforts to using live program data to demonstrate capabilities for other programs, this presentation will showcase how parallel developed programs can work together to both mature and implement digital engineering capabilities.

    Speakers: Marissa Anderson and Max Danik are the co-developers and authors of the MBSE maturity matrix that will be featured in this presentation. They both have experience transforming their organization and influencing the larger Nuclear Security Enterprise regarding MBSE maturity. As members of the Sandia National Laboratories MBSE grass root effort, they have a history of teaching MBSE methodology and communicating impacts across a diverse target audience from new engineers to executive leadership. Marissa and Max have utilized the content in this presentation to perform assessments of their organization capability and program implementation.

    Marissa has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and Master’s in Systems Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Max has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State and Master’s in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Both Marissa and Max have been employees at Sandia National Laboratories for 10 years.