The Craft of MBSE

Unveiling MBSE Mastery

Tim Weilkiens, Michael Vinarcik, Christoph Fischer

Embark on a transformative journey, a pioneering book that delves into the heart of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) as a burgeoning discipline. This insightful tome is crafted for systems engineers eager to master the art and science of MBSE. 

This is a living book and is meant to be expanded through your practices, principles and patterns. Make your suggestions in the discussion forum and become part of future editions.

Harnessing the Power of Craftsmanship in MBSE

Explore the essence of craftsmanship in MBSE and how it significantly elevates the quality and effectiveness of system engineering practices. Delve into a rich collection of patterns, practices, and principles (3Ps) that form the bedrock of MBSE craftsmanship, providing a robust foundation for engineers to hone their skills and take pride in their craft.

Essence of Craftsmanship

It addresses the core principles, ethos, and meticulous attention to detail that define craftsmanship. This book illustrates how the spirit of craftsmanship, when infused into MBSE, elevates the discipline to an art form where precision, mastery, and a relentless pursuit of excellence become the hallmarks of every project. It is not just a technical manual, but a philosophical guide that inspires a deeper appreciation for the craftsmanship of engineers and fosters a culture of excellence and a community of practitioners who take pride in their craft.

Building a Community of Skilled Practitioners

Engage with a vibrant community dedicated to nurturing the craft of MBSE. This book not only imparts valuable knowledge but also invites readers to become an integral part of the Craft of MBSE Community, contributing to the ever-evolving collection of 3Ps and propelling the MBSE craft movement forward.

Book cover The Craft of MBSE, Tim Weilkiens, Michael Vinarcik, Christoph Fischer


Tim Weilkiens

MBSE4U book author Michael Vinarcik

Michael Vinarcik

MBSE4U book author Christoph Fischer

Christoph Fischer

Additional Material

The Craft of MBSE Model (XMI; EA Export)

The Craft of MBSE model that we use in the book as an XMI file exported from Enterprise Architect.

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Book Diagrams

The diagrams used in the book as a PDF collection.

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