Model-oriented domain analysis and engineering (MODA + MODE) is a methodology for product line engineering and life cycle management which can be used to uncover, formalise, validate, and creatively (re)use the knowledge inherent in any knowledge-intensive business. MODA + MODE extends back to 1994, with roots in W. Edward Deming's System of Profound Knowledge and conceptual modelling.
A logistical network consists of people, systems, events, artefacts, and interactions. In a logistical network, people and systems interact by exchanging physical and digital artefacts. Artefact production and consumption define the events that determine the overall behaviour of the logistical network.
Our approach encapsulates unique expertise in managing complex organisations and logistical networks – in both the physical world and in the digital realm. MODA + MODE (Model Oriented Domain Analysis and Engineering) provide advanced techniques for modular and redundant system design, to improve productivity without compromising resilience.
MODA + MODE offer a systematic approach for:
The techniques of the approach have been refined, simplified and aligned with established mathematical theories, systems theory, and empirical research into human psychology, enabling new forms of interdisciplinary collaboration between domain experts.
MODA + MODE encapsulates 20 years of experience in product line engineering.
Fundamental product line engineering concepts are defined in the MODA + MODE glossary.
Telecommunications technology manufacturers were amongst the earliest adopters of product line engineering techniques. The product line approach is well established in the automotive sector and in other industries that are characterised by product development cycles that are measured in months rather than years.
In order to support an adequate quality assurance process, S23M used MODA + MODE to design and implement a QA and test management framework. This involved the design of a repository for test scenarios, the development of scalable processes for test management and test execution, extensive knowledge transfer, and the development of visual dashboards for tracking progress on a daily basis.
Whilst the analysis and design components of the methodology can be applied without the help of any sophisticated software, the parts of the methodology concerned with the implementation of adaptive and resilient systems are best performed with the help of a dedicated tool such as the Cell Platform.
We invite you to contact us to find out more about our methodology and how it could be applied in your specific situation.