SPEC Innovations provides a variety of specialized instructor-led and online
training services designed to remove confusion and impart a
complete understanding of the subject matter.

Meet Your Trainers

Dr. Steve Dam

President and Founder
of SPEC Innovations

Michael Campbell

Systems Engineer

Course Description

This 1-day course provides an introduction to DoDAF Version 2.02 and the principles needed to develop complete, defensible architectures using DoDAF as well as established systems engineering processes and tools.

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  1. What is Architecture and the DoD Architecture Framework?
  2. What Policies Drive the Requirements for the DoD Architecture Framework?
  3. What Are the DoDAF Products?
  4. How Can We Better Communicate the Results of Our Architecture?

Suggested Reading

DoD Architecture Framework 2.0 – A Guide to Applying Systems Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures (DoDAF Book on Amazon)

DoD Architecture Framework Website (DoD CIO Website)

Course Description

This 2-day course provides an introduction to techniques, processes, and tools for conducting systems engineering using the DoDAF as a means to document the SE products.

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  1. What Is Architecture and the DoD Architecture Framework?
  2. What Is Systems Engineering?
  3. What Are the DoDAF Products?
  4. What Policies Drive the Requirements for the DoDAF?
  5. How Does DoDAF Support Interoperability?
  6. What’s Missing from the DoD Architecture Framework?
  7. How Can We Build Architectures and Designs More Efficiently and Effectively?
  8. What Techniques And Processes Should We Use to Build Architectures and Designs?
  9. What Tools Support DoDAF and SE Design and Development?

Suggested Reading

DoD Architecture Framework 2.0 – A Guide to Applying Systems Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures (DoDAF Book on Amazon)

DoD Architecture Framework Website (DoD CIO Website)

Course Description

This half-day course provides an overview of DoDAF Version 2.02 and the principles needed to manage architecture development projects. The value of DoDAF for the customer will be discussed as well.

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  1. What Is Architecture?
  2. What is the DoD Architecture Framework?
  3. What Policies Drive the Requirements for the DoD Architecture Framework?
  4. How Can We Build Architectures More Efficiently and Effectively?
  5. How Can We Better Communicate the Results of Our Architecture?

Suggested Reading

DoD Architecture Framework 2.0 – A Guide to Applying Systems Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures (DoDAF Book on Amazon)


DoD Architecture Framework Website (DoD CIO Website)

Course Description

This 3-day course provides a detailed understanding of the DoD Architecture Framework Version 2.02 and the principles needed to develop complete, executable architectures and systems engineering processes and tools.

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  1. What is Architecture and the DoD Architecture Framework?
  2. What Policies Drive the Requirements for the DoD Architecture Framework?
  3. What Are the DoDAF Products?
  4. How Can We Build Architectures More Efficiently and Effectively?
  5. How Can We Better Communicate the Results of Our Architecture?
  6. What Do the Views Really Mean?
  7. What’s Missing from the DoD Architecture Framework?
  8. What Techniques, Processes and Tools Should We Use to Develop Architectures?
  9. How Does DoDAF Support Interoperability?
  10. What Techniques Should We Use to Build Architectures?
  11. What Process Should We Use to Build Architectures?
  12. What Tools Support DoD Architecture Framework Design and Development?
  13. How Do We Develop Executable Architectures?
  14. How Can We Apply What We Have Learned?

Suggested Reading

DoD Architecture Framework 2.0 – A Guide to Applying Systems Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures (DoDAF Book on Amazon)

DoD Architecture Framework Website (DoD CIO Website)

Course Description

This 2-day course provides an approach to developing executable, enterprise architectures for the practitioners documenting them using products from common frameworks, including DoDAF and UAF.

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  1. Overview of Architectures and Systems Engineering Practices
  2. What is Model-Based Systems Engineering?
  3. What Process Can We Use to Develop Architectures Using MBSE?
  4. What Is the Problem & the Plan?
  5. How Do We Analyze Requirements?
  6. How Do We Build an Operational Context Diagram?
  7. What Scenarios Can We Use to Better Understand the Problem?
  8. How Do We Package the Functions into Systems?
  9. How Can We Ensure Interoperability?
  10. How Can We Manage the Development of the Program?

Suggested Reading

DoD Architecture Framework 2.0 – A Guide to Applying Systems Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures (DoDAF Book on Amazon)

DoD Architecture Framework Website (DoD CIO Website)

Course Description

This 2-day course provides an approach to developing Concepts of Operations using executable, enterprise architectures for the practitioners documenting them using products from common frameworks, including DoDAF and UAF.

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  1. What Is a CONOPS?
  2. How Do We Validate the Mission Scope and System Boundary?
  3. How Do We Describe the System’s Operational Environment, Primary Constraints, and Drivers?
  4. How Do We Develop Operational Scenarios and Timelines?
  5. How Do We Synthesize, Analyze, and Assess Key Implementing Concepts for the System and Its Elements?
  6. How Do We Document the CONOPS and the System’s Operational Architecture?
  7. How Do We Validate and Baseline the System’s Operational Architecture?

Suggested Reading

DoD Architecture Framework 2.0 – A Guide to Applying Systems Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures (DoDAF Book on Amazon)

DoD Architecture Framework Website (DoD CIO Website)

Course Description

This 3-day course provides a detailed understanding of DoDAF Version 2.02 as well as techniques and processes for conducting cost-effective systems engineering, using state-of-the-art SE processes and tools.

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  1. What Is Architecture and the DoD Architecture Framework?
  2. What Is Systems Engineering?
  3. What Are the DoDAF Products?
  4. What Policies Drive the Requirements for the DoDAF?
  5. How Does DoDAF Support Interoperability?
  6. What’s Missing from the DoD Architecture Framework?
  7. How Can We Build Architectures and Designs More Efficiently and Effectively?
  8. What Techniques And Processes Should We Use to Build Architectures and Designs?
  9. What Tools Support DoDAF and SE Design and Development?
  10. How Do We Develop Executable Architectures and Designs?
  11. How Can We Apply What We Have Learned?
  12. How Can We Better Communicate the Results of Our Architecture and Design?

Suggested Reading

DoD Architecture Framework 2.0 – A Guide to Applying Systems Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures (DoDAF Book on Amazon)

DoD Architecture Framework Website (DoD CIO Website)

Course Description

This course explores how the details of the workshop are developed for each specific program, and how they will include analysis of the requirements, roles, responsibilities, schedules, and other components of the plan of action.

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  1. LML
  2. Program Planning
  3. Model-Based Systems Engineering
  4. Digital Engineering
  5. Mission Engineering
  6. Lifecycle Management

Suggested Reading

DoD Architecture Framework 2.0 – A Guide to Applying Systems Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures (DoDAF Book on Amazon)

DoD Architecture Framework Website (DoD CIO Website)

Course Description

This 1-to-15-day workshop expands on DoD Architecture Framework topics presented in previous courses tailored for the client’s program. The number of days varies based on the difficulty of the topic.

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  1. LML
  2. Program Planning
  3. DoDAF and UAF
  4. Model-Based Systems Engineering
  5. Digital Engineering
  6. Mission Engineering
  7. Lifecycle Management

 Suggested Reading

DoD Architecture Framework 2.0 – A Guide to Applying Systems Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures (DoDAF Book on Amazon)

DoD Architecture Framework Website (DoD CIO Website)

Course Description

This introductory course is designed to give a fundamental understanding of the use of Innoslate in systems engineering practices. The course will cover the entire lifecycle and how to apply Innoslate to each stage of the V-Model. This is an introductory course that provides a platform for working with Innoslate, as well as getting started with the tool. 

Class Size

Minimum class size shall be no less than 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  • LML
  • Requirements
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Test Center
  • Validation & Verification
  • Support & Maintenance
  • Risk
  • Workflow
  • Reports

Materials

  • Computer with Internet Access
  • Access to Innoslate

Suggested Reading

Lifecycle Modeling Specification (LML) – www.lifecyclemodeling.org

Innoslate User Guide – https://help.innoslate.com/users-guide/

Course Description

This course is designed as a 2-Day training course to introduce the use of Innoslate into your projects. Innoslate will be used to demonstrate a better understanding of the tool and how to use it for Model-Based Systems Engineering practices that cover the entire V-Model. 

Class Size

Minimum class size shall be no less than 10 participants. 

Topics Covered

  • LML, Permissions, Roles
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Test Center, Test Plans, Test Cycles
  • Validation & Verification of Requirements
  • Support & Maintenance Plans
  • Traceability Matrix
  • Risk Matrix
  • Workflow
  • Reports
  • DoDAF Products

Materials

  • Computer with Internet Access
  • Access to Innoslate

Suggested Reading

Lifecycle Modeling Specification – www.lifecyclemodeling.org

Innoslate Users Guide – www.innoslate.com/help

INCOSE Handbook v4 – https://www.incose.org/products-and-publications/se-handbook

Course Description

This 3-Day course is designed to use Innoslate for detailed application within the customer’s work environment. Topics covered will explore the V-Model in depth with emphasis on customer needs for Innoslate application in their project implementation. This intermediate course is a hands-on application of Innoslate with an expert instructor and is perfect for users with a moderate understanding of systems engineering and a functional understanding of Innoslate with the intent of advancing their application of Innoslate. 

Class Size

Minimum class size is no less than 10 participants. 

Topics Covered

  • LML, Permissions, Roles, Admin Panels
  • Importing Documents, Documents View 
  • Requirements Analysis and Management
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Traceability, Matrices, Trace and Suspect Assist
  • Developing Test Cases, Working with Test Center, Creating Test Cycles
  • Verification and Validation
  • Creating Workflows 
  • Cost, Schedule, Performance with Timelines and Models
  • Operations and Support Models and Plans
  • End of Life Planning
  • DoDAF Integration 

Materials

  • Computer with Internet Access
  • Access to Innoslate
  •  Projection Capability for Instructor / Users
  •  Conference Room

 Suggested Reading

Lifecycle Modeling Language – www.lifecyclemodeling.org

Innoslate User Guide – https://help.innoslate.com/users-guide/

INCOSE Handbook v4 – https://www.incose.org/products-and-publications/se-handbook

Course Description

This course is a workshop tailored to meet your needs with the implementation of Innoslate with your project. The instructor comes to your site and guides you through applying Innoslate to your project, using it as the basis for going through Innoslate’s advanced practices and applications. The instructor will provide expert level training to enable Innoslate to be integrated into your daily business practices and systems engineering applications. This course is designed for intermediate understanding of systems engineering and Innoslate to advance Innoslate’s knowledge base to the highest level of practicum and understanding. 

Class Size

Minimum class size is no less than 10 participants. 

Topics Covered

  • LML, Permissions, Roles, Admin Panels
  • Importing Documents, Documents View, Templates, 
  • Requirements Analysis and Management, Quality Checker, Requirements View
  • Modeling & Simulation, Satisfying Requirements, Reverse Engineering
  • Traceability, Matrices, Trace and Suspect Assist, Setting up Test Plans
  • Developing Test Cases Against Models, Working with Test Center, Creating Test Cycles
  • Test Results and Test Plans, Reviewing Requirements
  • Verification and Validation
  • Baselining Requirements, Documents and Project Versions
  • Creating Workflows and Schema Editing
  • Cost, Schedule, Performance with Timelines and Models
  • Operations and Support Models and Plans
  • End of Life Planning
  • DoDAF Integration and Products
  • Reports, Intelligence View

Materials

Computer with Internet Access

Access to Innoslate

Projection Capability for Instructor / Users

Conference Room

Suggested Reading

Lifecycle Modeling Language – www.lifecyclemodeling.org

Innoslate User Guide – https://help.innoslate.com/users-guide/

INCOSE Handbook v4 – https://www.incose.org/products-and-publications/se-handbook

This live interactive online training course covers a full overview of Innoslate and the Lifecycle Modeling Language. You will gain an understanding of Model-Based Systems Engineering and how to apply it to Innoslate. Your instructor will provide hands-on, practical training in how to use Innoslate® effectively and efficiently. The course will cover:
• Introduce Innoslate® and its application to Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
• Get you started with understanding LML and the basics of Innoslate
• Views of Systems Engineering
• Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
• Application of the V lifecycle model
• Application of Lifecycle Modeling Language (LML)
• Innoslate User Interface
• One Lifecycle
• Permissions, Roles, Admin Panels
• Concordance

Price: $99.00 USD

TUE, MAY 5, 2020 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT Register here

TUE, MAY 12, 2020 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT Register here

This live interactive online training course covers how to develop, manage, and analyze requirements documents in Innoslate®. You will understand the process behind requirements management and analysis and how it fits into the lifecycle of a product or system. Your instructor will provide hands-on, practical training on how to use the requirements management features in Innoslate® effectively and efficiently to become an expert user. This course covers:
• Creating New Documents in Documents View
• Importing Documents Using Import Analyzer
• Uploading Documents as Artifacts and Document Management
• Requirements Analysis and Management
• Identifying functional and performance requirements
• Requirements Viewing and Reports
We highly suggest attending “Overview of Innoslate” before taking this course or having prior experience with Innoslate’s functionality and the Lifecycle Modeling Language.

Price: $129.00 USD

TUE, MAY 19, 2020 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT Register here

This live interactive online training course introduces the fundamentals of Model-Based Systems Engineering including functional and physical modeling, and Monte Carlo/Discrete Event simulators. Your instructor will show you the role MBSE plays in Digital Engineering. You will learn how to confidently apply the middle-out process to your projects using Innoslate. This course covers:
• Functional Modeling and Simulation
• Deriving/validating functional and performance requirements from models
• Discrete Event Simulator and Monte Carlo Simulator
• Scenario Development
• Defining Physical Interfaces and Solution Synthesis
• Digital Engineering
We highly suggest attending “Overview of Innoslate” before taking this course or having prior experience with Innoslate’s functionality and the Lifecycle Modeling Language.

Price: $129.00 USD

WED, MAY 27, 2020 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT Register here

This live interactive online training course introduces you to the fundamentals of verification and validation in Innoslate. You will become proficient using Innoslate’s Test Center and creating test processes. Your instructor will show you how to create traceability through the lifecycle. This course covers:
• Developing Test Plans, Test Cases, Working with Test Center, Creating Test Cycles
• Linking Test Cases to Verification Requirements
• Traceability, Matrices, Trace and Suspect Assist
We highly suggest attending “Overview of Innoslate” before taking this course or having prior experience with Innoslate’s functionality and the Lifecycle Modeling Language.

Price: $129.00 USD
TUE, JUN 2, 2020 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT Register here

This live interactive online training course introduces the fundamentals of program management in Innoslate. You will become proficient using Innoslate’s workflow and management settings. Your instructor will make sure you understand how to create a program plan through the lifecycle.
We highly suggest attending “Overview of Innoslate” before taking this course or having prior experience with Innoslate’s functionality and the Lifecycle Modeling Language.

Price: $129.00 USD

TUE, JUN 9, 2020 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT Register here

Course Description

This is a 1-day course covering the V-Model for Systems Engineering in broad terms. It introduces systems engineering techniques and processes in establishing a baseline for Model-Based Systems Engineering and its value to product development, operations, and support. 

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  • Lifecycle Modeling Language (LML)
  • Requirements Analysis & Management
  • Architecture 
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Synthesis
  • Test Center
  • Operations, Support, End of Life

Materials

  • Innoslate Subscription / License
  • Working Computer with Internet Access

Course Description

This is a 2-day course which provides an approach for systems engineering practitioners to expand their foundation of systems engineering into full lifecycle modeling by developing executable architectures that apply to all stages of the lifecycle using the Lifecycle Modeling Language or LML.  

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  • LML
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Risk
  • Functional Modeling
  • Physical Architecture
  • Simulation
  • Test Center
  • Validation and Verification
  • Operations, Support, End of Life
  • Program Management
  • Cost
  • Scheduling

Materials

  • Innoslate License / Subscription
  • Computer with Internet Access

Suggested Reading

Lifecycle Modeling Language Standard 1.1 – www.lifecyclemodeling.org

Course Description

This is a 2-day course to demonstrate an approach to developing the executable architectures to engineering that uses models as an integral part of the technical baseline that includes the requirements, analysis, design, implementation, and verification of a capability, system, and/or product throughout the acquisition lifecycle. 

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  • LML
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Risk
  • Functional Modeling
  • Physical Architecture
  • Simulation
  • Test Center
  • Validation and Verification
  • Operations, Support, End of Life
  • Program Management
  • Cost
  • Scheduling

Materials

  1. Each participant should have a working computer with internet access. 
  2. The participant will need a current license to Innoslate. 

Suggested Reading

Lifecycle Modeling Language – www.lifecyclemodeling.org

INCOSE Handbook v4 – https://www.incose.org/products-and-publications/se-handbook

Course Description

This is a 3-day course used to demonstrate an expanded application of modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing throughout development and later lifecycle phases. This course is designed for the practical application of Innoslate. 

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  • LML
  • Developing Concept of Operations and Concept Analysis
  • Importing, Creating, Analyzing and Deriving Requirements
  • AoA, Design Space, SEMP
  • Functional Analysis, Reverse Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Synthesis, Acquisition 
  • Test Center
  • Validation & Verification
  • Operations, Support, Maintenance Plans
  • End of Life and Disposal
  • Program Management
  • Risk, Issue, Opportunity
  • Cost, Schedule, Performance

Materials Needed

  • Course Prerequisite: SYS 501 – Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Working computer with internet access
  • Innoslate access

Suggested Reading

Lifecycle Modeling Language Specification – www.lifecyclemodeling.org

INCOSE Handbook v4 – https://www.incose.org/products-and-publications/se-handbook

Course Description

This 5 to 15-day course is used to work with the participants on-site, integrating their project using an MBSE approach to establish the architectures required for the customer’s needs. Other topics can include the implementation of DoDAF products. This course is conducted on-site at the customer facility and the course will be customized based on class needs and understanding. 

*The length of the course is determined by the level of complexity.  

Class Size

Maximum class size is 10 participants.

Topics Covered

  • LML
  • Developing Concept of Operations and Concept Analysis
  • Importing, Creating, Analyzing and Deriving Requirements
  • AoA, Design Space, SEMP
  • Functional Analysis, Reverse Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Synthesis, Acquisition 
  • Test Center
  • Validation & Verification
  • Operations, Support, Maintenance Plans
  • End of Life and Disposal
  • Program Management
  • Risk, Issue, Opportunity
  • Cost, Schedule, Performance

*Customizable based on class needs. 

Materials

  • Course Prerequisite: SYS 501 – Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Instructor On-Site Access
  • Computer with Internet Access for all participants
  • Access to Innoslate 

Suggested Reading

Lifecycle Modeling Specification – www.lifecyclemodeling.org

INCOSE Handbook v4 – https://www.incose.org/products-and-publications/se-handbook

DoDAF 2.02 and DM2 – https://dodcio.defense.gov/Library/DoD-Architecture-Framework/

DoDAF 2.0 Online Course

In this web video series, Dr. Steven Dam and James Willis teach DoDAF at a high-level aiming at
removing some of the confusion associated with terminology and DoDAF component relationships.

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