This next student logbook post should provide some interesting discussion. Julia Ryan poses an interesting situation in which the simulation architecture may be driving the real architecture rather than serving as a testbed for it. Advice on how to balance the simulator with the real is appreciated. It also would be interesting to hear your simulator experiences. Thanks and later!
Julia Ryan's entry:
I recently supported a Horizontal Integration Meeting for my program where different segments of the program were presenting their status, assumptions, issues, and paths forward. One issue that was brought up from the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) group. The issue is that the simulation architecture is currently ahead of the real architecture. The worry here is that the simulation architecture may drive things that we may not want in the real architecture. I'm just curious if anyone has come across this before? If yes, how was it dealt with? Was it a major issue?