We help our clients improve their ability to deal with complexity through organisational development, professional mentoring and specific, tailored training in the capability design and analysis work Shoal conducts.

System of Systems by Dr Eric Honour

Complex Systems of Systems (SoS) are created through system networking in ways not available ten years ago. Systems engineers now have the responsibility to create systems of unprecedented scope and complexity. This course covers sound collaborative systems engineering processes to fit your system into a complex systems of systems. Architectural design methods using patterns, heuristics and architectural frameworks will be introduced. Integration, collaboration and Test & Evaluation (T&E) methods to work with evolutionary development of enterprises will also be covered.

The course includes sessions on:

  • System of systems challenges
  • Architecting solutions capabilities (engineering, frameworks, patterns)
  • Integration solutions (interfaces, coupling, COTS, legacy)
  • Collaboration solutions (control and coordination of large disjoint teams)
  • T&E solutions (operational testing, emergent behavior, test responsibility)
  • Small groups work on parts of a smart highway SoS

Date: 27 – 28 November 2017

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Places are limited so please register your interest via email to: [email protected] or contact us Stephen Geer on 02 6239 4288,  prior to 10 November 2017.


Applied Test & Evaluation by Dr Eric Honour

Test and Evaluation (T&E) provide the means to ensure that a product performs in the intended way and with the intended results. Testing starts very early in a product system development, however, because test planning is dependent on good requirements.

This course teaches the details of test and evaluation from product concept through operations, with a view toward application in large system development. The course is highly practical, helping students to understand not only what must be done, but why it is necessary. Students learn about a stakeholder view of test and evaluation, the use of requirements as the primary staypoint for verification, planning a test program in terms of strategy, plans, and procedures, the statistical analysis of a test prior to performing the test, the differences between integration testing and final testing, and how to conduct tests at different phases of product/system development, production and support.

Date: 20 – 22 November 2017

Location: Adelaide SA

Places are limited so please register your interest via email to: [email protected] or contact us Stephen Geer on 02 6239 4288,  prior to 10 November 2017.

We offer the following two courses using


Successful development of modern systems involves engineers developing a deep understanding of the complex problem they face and how the solutions they develop will meet these challenges. Model-based systems engineering is the modern approach to this design effort, supporting conceptual design through to implementation and beyond with an underlying model that contains information about the problem and designed system solution. This current common understanding, with fit-for-purpose views according to user need, allows for significant benefits over the traditional document-based approach including improved robustness, traceability, knowledge sharing and alignment of analysis.

Next available MBSE and MBCE using CORE course:

Date: 6 – 10 November 2017

Location: Adelaide

Duration: 3 days

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

These courses focus on systems thinking and the model-based paradigm implemented in CORE or GENESYS. Through the course students will see how to apply model-based techniques to behaviour modelling, requirements analysis, functional analysis and allocation, and system synthesis.

Duration: 2 days

Model-Based Capability Design (MBCD)

These courses build on the MBSE using CORE or GENESYS course, taking the classic systems engineering techniques and applying them to capability design. This demonstrates a way of applying well developed MBSE techniques to rigorous problem definition and user needs development.


Tailored Training

Shoal has experience in developing and delivering tailored training in a variety of domains. Previous training experience includes:

  • Capability skilling;
  • Capability design for fire and emergency services systems;
  • Functional analysis;
  • CORE scripting; and
  • Industry specific model-based systems engineering.

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