This presentation explores the development of system test planning and management using MBSE principles. Using MBSE principles, the system engineering manager will benefit by being better able to understand the overall test plan, properly resource system testing, and monitoring the progress of testing and satisfaction of requirements.
INCOSE defines MBSE as the application of modeling to support system engineering requirement, design, analysis, verification, and validation activities . Extending the system element relationships and attributes to the verification and validation (V&V) planning and execution allows the system engineer to reap similar value and benefit for the V&V phase of system development as that experience in basic system design.
The presentation on MBSE based System Testing will explore a schema for a model based management of system testing extending beyond the “traditional” Verification Cross Reference Matrix (VCRM) required in system requirement documents. This extension will explore options for test activity planning and resourcing of test events, test event tracking, test risk management, test management dash boards.
The model-based system testing plan, when part of a completed MBSE system definition, will define the relationships between system requirement and functionality and enable the system engineering team answer and evaluate a number of items that come up in system testing such as:
• What is the overall time required to complete a series of Test Events?
• What concerns and risks do we have in our system test plan?
• What resources to do we need to complete the system test events?
• How can we shorten the time required to complete testing?
• What progress has been made on completion of system testing?
The audience will benefit from this presentation by learning how to apply a MBSE approach to developing system test plans and will be exposed to a test planning framework that can be re-used and tailored for specific project requirements.