A model is a representation of the reality, a simplified abstraction for a dedicated usage. Models not only contribute to a better under-standing of structure and behavior, but also help to understand the system more clearly earlier on in the development phase. To ease the understanding of the purpose, models rely on graphical notations, e.g. a physical equation, a 3D mechanical drawing, an electronic scheme, or a behavioral description.
From a structural point of view, three pillars are essential for modeling:
- A common language is needed to enable the communication and sharing of knowledge between the stakeholders involved such as customers, designers, engineers (software, mechanical).
- A robust method is necessary to create sustainable models and to be able to reuse them.
- A set of tools is necessary to be able to produce the models.
Model-Based Systems Engineering is a way for organizations to enhance their engineering capabilities and efficiency. To pave the way towards the Digital Twin, EVOCEAN has developed a unique framework over the last years – Serenity®. As a framework, Serenity® provides a method, a tool set, guidelines, rules and principles, supporting documents and training, in order to drive the effective operational deployment. Serenity® is scalable and customizable, allowing having it adapted to each and every technical domain and organization. It can be introduced incrementally, having in scope the goals and needs with the highest value for the organization first.
However, Serenity® is not just a technical approach to improve the working processes in Systems Engineering. It is a proven and innovative method which positively affects the entire organization. By enhancing multi-disciplinary interactions and collaboration, it contributes to cope with the constant changes in the business environment and supports the transformation towards a lean and more collaborative organisation.