Author Archives for Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP

The Basics of SysML

Published by on April 1, 2016 at 4:02 pm.

Language Architecture In a previous post, we discussed the Lifecycle Modeling Language. This week we are going to take a look into the Systems Modeling Language (SysML). Most of you reading this are probably familiar with SysML. This... Read More


The Basics of LML

Published by on February 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm.

A Quick Guide to LML LML is the Lifecycle Modeling Language. The language was developed for engineers and program managers. LML is still relatively new to the engineering community. For those of you who don’t know much about LML,... Read More


A Better Definition of MBSE

Published by on January 27, 2016 at 8:58 pm.

There’s been a lot of debate in the systems engineering community about what model-based systems engineering means. We have given several presentations on the subject and there are a number of on-going LinkedIn threads. To some drawings are... Read More


How is the Word Model Defined?

Published by on December 17, 2015 at 11:48 am.

Last week we discussed What a Model Means to a Systems Engineer. This week we are going to discuss common definitions of the word “model” and how does this knowledge help us as systems engineers. Merriam-Webster defines a... Read More


Rehearsing Oral Presentations

Published by on November 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm.

Oral presentations are one of the most important parts of winning a proposal. The more you and your team rehearse the more you will increase your win probability. Recognize this fact early in the proposal development process, and... Read More