Training courses


MAP système defines training programs adapted to the constraints, context and objectives of your company: short strategic sessions for decision makers, consultancy for implementation, introductory programs, training for project teams, complete training program for every kind of stakeholder.

The following standard training courses are available directly contracting with MAP systeme or with INSAVALOR, and as inter-company courses via INSAVALOR (refer to links below for each module). It is also possible to  acquire the set of modules as a comprehensive training course in Complex Systems Engineering (refer to the link ISC).

Systems Engineering Fundamentals – 2 days

Teaching objectives  – Acquire a global view of the Systems Engineering approaches, a common terminology, and understand the notions of system and those related to engineering of systems; to be familiar with Systems Engineering working organizational principles and with the stakes of engineering data collaborative management.

Presentation – Every technical, organizational, strategic system includes heterogeneous items such as materials, hardware, software, human-ware; its implementation involves multiple disciplines such as mechanics, electronics, information technology, plastics, psychology, etc. The Systems Engineering approach contributes to answering this set of issues. This course is the basic module to understand the approach, its stakes and its advantages. It enables to acquire a global view of Systems Engineering as based and described within existing and most recent international standards such as ISO/IEC 15288, the SEBoK. It puts forward the system vision or system thinking that enables to conceptualize and design innovative products and to take into account the set of life cycle constraints.

INSAVALOR link : 8600

Opportunities and needs analysis, requirements definition – 3 days

Teaching objectives  – Be able to analyze the existing situation (opportunities, issues, difficulties), to express the various stakeholder needs and requirements, to working out and writing technical requirements of the related system, to bring adapted modeling techniques into play.

Presentation – The development of any system (product, service, enterprise) begins with essential activities: analysis of the current situation such as market opportunity, encountered difficulty, problem to solve; definition of operational or technological concepts for a potential system; definition of stakeholder needs and related technical requirements. The actual achievement of technical objectives, project cost and schedule depends on the relevance level, the precision level, the consistency and exhaustivity of needs and requirements expression. It is the place to express the opportunity, or the problem and its constraints (and no solutions) with right, clear, unambiguous terms to be used by developers whose viewpoints and expression means are often different.

This course presents methodological bases related to opportunity analyses, market studies, needs expression, requirements definition activities and to related modeling techniques.

INSAVALOR link : 8601

Conceptualization of systems logical and physical architectures – 4 days

Teaching objectives  – Be able to conceptualize (define) the logical architecture of a system (functional, behavioral, temporal views); to conceptualize and design physical candidate architectures including architectural characteristics and design properties, to asses and select the optimal architectural solution; to use adapted modeling techniques.

Presentation – Within the development of complex systems, the following recurring errors lead to faulty interfaces (boring and uncertain tuning) and to operational difficulties: direct transition from high level needs or requirements to implementation of technological solutions; focalization on requirements only (which is in fact only a preparation step to the design); architectures based on juxtaposition of technologies (without a global and integrated system approach); absence of conceptualization or design activities at intermediate sub-systems levels (dedicated to refined functions).

This course presents the activities and modeling techniques necessary to define and design logical and physical candidate architectures; to asses and select the optimal and global architecture including design properties, and satisfying the technical requirements; deriving the stakeholder needs and requirements of the sub-systems.

INSAVALOR link : 8602

Verification and validation of the system and its engineering – 3 days

Teaching objectives  – Be able to use, all along the development stage, verification and validation methods and techniques applicable to the system and to its engineering; to model tests in order to rationalize them and to define relevant data; to define an efficient and optimized integration, verification and validation strategy for progressively obtaining the global validation of the system of interest.

Presentation – The today economical, societal, safety, and other stakes of systems are so important that the final validation must be effective before the formal acceptance. These stakes alone justify setting up verification and validation processes as earlier as possible and all along the development stage. Verification and validation costs can be so expensive that it is necessary to rationalize the approach in order to produce expected results with effectiveness. The verification and validation processes aim at providing confidence to all stakeholders, observing that the system and its products satisfy their requirements and the expected design properties.

INSAVALOR link : 8603

Engineering of Safe, Secure and Resilient Systems – 3 days

Teaching objectives  –  Be able to analyze the situation related to a safe and resilient system; to express the related stakeholder needs and technical requirements; to conceptualize and design the logical and physical architectures of a safe and resilient system endowed with specific characteristics such as immunity, integrity, innocuousness; to use dedicated modeling techniques applicable to engineering of safe and resilient systems.

Presentation – All systems, in particular those for transportation, energy, healthcare, defense, etc. are related with service availability and users safety, without neglecting the expected capabilities and effectiveness. To face anticipated and non-anticipated events, it is necessary to conceptualize and design systems, which incorporate survivability and recovery capabilities, and to check these all along the life of the system. Obtaining safe and resilient systems is based on a methodical approach including 5 axes: 1 – Prevention of engineering mistakes through the usage of standardized system definition and system integration processes; 2 – Elimination of faults generated during development through verification and validation transverse activities; 3 – Prevention of hazards and failures through specific dependability definition processes integrated to classical definition processes; 4 – Incorporation of detection, identification, reconfiguration mechanisms as the FDIR approach; 5 – Failures, threats and hazards forecast through the assessment of immunity, integrity, innocuousness properties.

INSAVALOR link : 8604

MAP système combines theory and practice ; training is reinforced with case studies and performed using Systems Engineering tools. All instructors from MAP système have a background in academic education and professional training.