Manage the Consistency of your Architecture and the Complexity of your System
Architecture is the fundamental organization of a system embodied in its components and their relationships to each other and to the environment. It has behavioral, physical, and programmatic dimensions, and the success of a program is often determined by the consistency and alignment of the architecture. Vitech software helps you design your architecture via sound systems engineering methodology. It manages the information you elicit, develop, and analyze to maintain alignment and highlight inconsistencies, helping you effectively deliver the system design.
Vitech helps you do architecture right:
Manage the consistency of your architecture and the complexity of your system.
Establishing the high-level architecture defines the fundamental organization aligning your solution to the problem and enterprise perspective. It’s the best opportunity to manage—and avoid increasing—your system and project complexity. With Vitech’s solution, you choose your starting point—system requirements, capability need, mission, or even strategy—and connect to the system definition and the resulting architecture. With the high-level architecture in place, GENESYS helps maintain the traceability, cohesiveness, and consistency throughout the design process, improving and accelerating results in both traditional and agile approaches.
Control your interfaces, both external and internal.
Systems often break at the interfaces—external interfaces with other systems and internal interfaces between system components. Properly defining those interfaces requires understanding both sides of the interface as well as maintaining consistency between the behavioral and physical dimensions of your system definition. Modeling your system in GENESYS provides clarity into not only the interface definition, but also into decisions that impact interfaces, enabling you to control this aspect so critical to system success.
Connect architecture to analytics, bringing the necessary rigor to your project.
Descriptive architecture defines your system and provides an opportunity to manage complexity. Analytics bring necessary rigor to project decisions, ensuring that the system architecture is achievable and will deliver the required performance. GENESYS clearly exposes and manages the design-dependent parameters that characterize your architecture as well as the corresponding equations that define system performance. Track objectives, integrate with analytical tools ranging from MATLAB to ModelCenter, and run analyses to determine where you are on target and where your system is outside of its performance envelope.
Define the design envelope for your system components.
The architecture establishes the fundamental organization of the solution, the interactions and interfaces between the system components, and the design envelope for each system component. As the architecture is refined to greater detail and evolves to address changing needs, Vitech solutions seamlessly maintain consistent definitions for the architecture and its components, enabling a convergent and balanced design process. The resulting technical data packages convey the complete picture required for successful detailed design. When you’ve completed your architecture, you’ve got interface definition, required functionality, design constraints, associated requirements, physical and behavioral context, rationale and design history, analytical dependencies, and multi-dimensional traceability—everything your detail design team needs to successfully deliver their part of the system.
Engage stakeholders and team members with documentation and artifacts on demand.
Successful systems engineering leverages collective intelligence to gain shared understanding of both problem and solution. Effectively engaging stakeholders and specialists requires communicating up-to-date information in a form they’re comfortable with, on demand. Vitech’s unique technology and proven foundation enables the systems team to focus on engineering the system with their chosen views while automatically generating other diagrams, tables, and documents throughout the process. Bring the “Aha!” to your audience and bring their insight to your solution.