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PPI Launches SysML MBSE Training


We are delighted to announce the addition of SysML training to our portfolio of training in support of SysML-based Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). This training complements the substantial MBSE content of our systems engineering, Requirements Analysis and Architectural Design 5-day and shorter courses with in-depth coverage of SysML-based MBSE. The training is in 5-day, 3-day and bespoke versions. And even better news is that the training will be delivered by Dr. Darren Kelly, one of the world’s experts in SysML and former development leader for the SysML Plugin for MagicDraw UML.

Dr. Darren R C Kelly was originally trained as a radio-telescope scientist, astrophysicist, and nuclear scientist specialising in computer simulations of scientific instruments. He was introduced to UML at the DESY particle accelerator institute in Hamburg, Germany from 1995 to 1998, where UML was being used for particle accelerator modeling and beam simulation. Dr Kelly established Webel IT Australia in 2000 to promote advanced technologies for model-based and graphical software engineering, systems engineering, and real-time synthesis technologies.

From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Kelly headed development of the SysML Plugin for MagicDraw UML. He tracked compliance against the SysML specifications, and contributed to the SysML RTF working groups. He created the first models of the SysML specification’s HSUV sample problem in a real SysML tool. He created online SysML tutorials and hands-on SysML workshops (that were MagicDraw-centric). He also delivered internal training and authored MagicDraw’s first UML/SysML online eSchool .

Since 2009 Dr. Kelly has developed and delivered training courses and seminars in UML, SysML, and OCL. In 2011 he participated in the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional™ (OCSMP) certification trials. He was a SysML Revision Task Force (RTF) member and has tracked changes in SysML specifications from the inception of SysML until now.

Dr. Kelly is a member of the OMG SysML1.7 Revision Task Force (RTF), and is also now working on the Requirements Working Group for the SysML Submission Team (SST) for SysML2.

Dr. Kelly has had an association with PPI for many years, having developed and managed PPI’s Systems Engineering Goldmine online resources portal amongst other associations. Dr. Kelly has prepared material and examples that map SysML 1.x modeling to the foundation concepts and diagrams of MBSE that are taught in PPI’s 5-day Systems Engineering training, with some corresponding SE5D and SysML diagrams side-by-side. Dr. Kelly is also working long term on a SysML “mapping”/model of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook.

First delivery of PPI’s new SysML offering will be in July 2020 to a US client of PPI in the medical devices sector.


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