||Scarecrow Consultants offer a range of model-based systems
engineering (MBSE) related services, including:
- Consultancy. We can provide on-site and back-office consultancy
to support your staff in their carrying out of MBSE on a project. Such
consultancy can cover, but is in no way limited to, advice on how best to
implement MBSE in your organisation, advice and help in developing your own
in-house MBSE approach, perhaps through the definition and implementation of
an architectural framework (AF), and guidance on the application of MBSE
tools and techniques in your organisation. As part of the consultancy work
that we do, we often work with other organisations, such as
in the automotive industry, where we have provided the consultancy and Embed
have provided the services. If you are interested in working with Scarecrow
Consultants, please contact us.
- Mentoring. We can provide expert mentoring on a one-to-one or
one-to-small groups basis. This covers any aspect of MBSE, from applying
modelling to implementing MBSE into your business.
- Competency development, analysis and assessment. We can help you
demonstrate the competence of your staff by carrying out assessments in the
field of Systems Engineering according to established norms, such as the
INCOSE UK Competencies Framework, or your own framework. We can also help
you to develop your own bespoke frameworks, or to assess existing ones.
- Training the trainer. When training large numbers of staff, the
logistics of running training courses can become unmanageable in terms of
time and cost resourcing. We offer a train-the-trainer service where we can
train your trainers and then mentor them through their first training course
- MBSE assessments. We can assess any aspect of your MBSE, from your
models to your modelling process and the tools that you use.
- ISO 15288 assessments. We can offer assessments against a number
of standards, which are carried out in a CMMI-type fashion, resulting in a
process profile to help identify strengths, weaknesses and gaps in your
Systems Engineering processes.
- MBSE process development, analysis and assessment. We can help
you and your business improve its MBSE capabilities through the development
of new processes and analysis of existing processes, whether they are
documented or not.
- Tool evaluation and selection. Tool selection can be a thorny
subject and is an area that we have significant experience in. We can
perform a tool evaluation to aid your tools selection, based on our
tool-independent assessment processes.
- Tool implementation for bespoke processes. Having ‘sharp’ tools
in place is only part of the battle. Tools need to be tailored to work
within the confines of your own approach (the process must drive the tool)
and the use of so-called tailored profiles is very powerful. We can help you
to develop such tailoring for a number of tools.
For those organisations who wish to explore problems using a combination of brainstorming and team-building, Scarecrow Consultants offer their unique blend of both:
TeamStorming. Aimed specifically at
senior management, board and executive level, TeamStorming
provides a unique experience in both brainstorming and team-building.
Based on established, proven teaching techniques, TeamStorming
consists of a number of team-building exercises that encourage
collaboration and grow consensus amongst teams. The exercises are not
just about team-building, however, but are designed to identify,
understand and define key business issues, initiatives and strategies
within your company. The artefacts produced
by these exercises are deliberately designed and configured so that they
can provide a valuable input to strategy meetings, capability definition
and requirements initiatives. TeamStorming adopts and encourages a systems approach to making
your business more effective and efficient. There are no complex
notations, tools nor processes to master, so the workshops focus effort
on creativity, consensus building and collaboration.
The Participants Guide to TeamStorming is now
available to purchase.
For companies contemplating implementing MBSE into
their organisation, but not sure where to begin, Scarecrow Consultants
offer their unique MBSE review service :
The introduction of MBSE into an
organisation can be daunting and seem very complex. The key element
of getting this right is to develop an MBSE implementation strategy.
In order to help with this, Scarecrow Consultants Limited have
developed our MBSE Review And Visualisation of
Enabling Strategy (RAVEnS) initiative. A RAVEnS review
is carried out by working with one of our MBSE experts to create a
visual representation of where your company is at the moment with
MBSE and also its aspirations for MBSE moving forwards. The three
key enablers of People, Process and Tools are
considered and a number of key features for each are then identified
to construct a picture of MBSE in your business.
The picture generated is created using our own bespoke RAVEnS puzzle
pieces that are connected together to form a powerful physical and
visual representation of what MBSE looks like in your organisation.
We next prioritise each of the key MBSE enablers identified, which
are then used to develop a way forwards for your MBSE strategy.