Business Process Instruction (BPI) Modeling using SysML to support Model Based Systems Engineering Implementation at Boeing Company

Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is gaining momentum across many industries, including the Aerospace and Defense. As part of the Model-based Enterprise strategy and digital transformation efforts, MBSE practices have been one of the major drivers for the need to model the Boeing Business Process Instructions (BPI).

The Boeing Company is driven by the business instructions documented in thousands of paper-based BPI documents. When demonstrating quality in a production system, it is the process that is assessed or audited. Business Capabilities are demonstrated through having effective processes defined and the ability to execute them. A model-based business process practice will provide necessary capability in identifying critical integration points, flow times, requirements verification and validation, Key performance indicators, and process optimizations. Therefore, it is essential for processes to be modeled using the same notation that are used for systems engineering with capabilities to analyze and simulate the processes. With this mindset, a small team of 6 members developed a pair modeling methodology to model BPIs in CAMEO modeling tool using SysML standards. Many Boeing Behaviors were realized during Process Modeling within the team.

This presentation includes the simple pair modeling methodology and description of BPI models developed along with their capabilities.

(MBSE) Model Based Systems Engineering