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In-Person Workshop

Dates: TBD
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Includes lunch


Christa Sterling

Introduction to Model-Based Definition (MBD) for Executives and Management

This program is for executives and management of supply defense companies looking to embrace the principles of model-based systems engineering.


  • Learning Objectives
    • Know the principles of model-based systems engineering (MBSE)
    • Understand how to transition the organization to an MBSE platform
    • Be aware of risks associated with transitioning to an MBSE platform
  • Program Outline
    • Business principles associated with MBSE
    • Structuring business process around the use of model-based definitions
    • Overview of technologies used with model-based definitions
    • Impact on organizational structure and roles/responsibilities when operating in a model-based definition environment
    • Implementing organizational change best practices
Who Should Enroll

This program is for executives and management of companies embracing the MBSE business strategy.  Program will include presentation and workshop time for executives to translate the MBSE principles into their business model.


Ray Sheen

Raymond Sheen, is president and founder of Product & Process Innovation, Inc. He is a veteran business leader with over 35 years of executive, functional, and project management experience working in government, industry and as an independent consultant. Ray is author of the book, Guide to Building Your Business Case, published by Harvard Business Review Press and is a co-author of the books Digital Transformation Demystified and Guide to Project Management. Ray was a member of a select committee that drafted the Digital Transformation Manifesto. Ray is currently an adjunct professor with Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he teaches systems thinking and project leadership in the MBA program. In addition, he teaches and consults in process improvement, digital transformation, project management, product development, strategy development, and risk management.

Ray received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and his M.S. in Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has recently completed a graduate certificate in Digital Leadership and Strategy from Boston University and graduate certificate in Business Leadership and Strategy from Liberty University. Ray is a Fellow at the Institute for Digital Transformation, a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with the Project Management Institute and a certified Scrum Master with Scrum Alliance. Ray has also earned the Black Belt certification with the International Association for Six Sigma Certification.