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Program meetings typically 2nd Tuesday of month
Time: 6:00-7:00 CST
Food & networking at 5:30

Physical Locations

*Bell Helicopter
*L-3- Greenville
*Lockheed Martin Aero- Fort Worth
*Lockheed Martin MFC- Grand Prairie
*Raytheon- McKinney

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Check out presentations from previous North Texas INCOSE Chapter Meetings!

Presentations can be found here

Visit our YouTube channel to view recordings of past events.

Remote Program Access
Telecon (Audio) - 719-325-2630
Passcode -  615 127 6995
Global Meet (Video/Audio) - https://incose.pgimeet.com/GlobalmeetFive

Upcoming Chapter Events

SAE 2017 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition

September 26-28 Fort Worth, TX

The future of international aerospace awaits at the SAE 2017 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, the leading technical forum for the advancement of the industry. Gathering nearly 2,000 aerospace and engineering professionals representing all specialty fields—from materials and manufacturing to avionics, industrial and electrical. This event offers three impactful days of influential keynote presentations, dynamic discussions, networking events, and a robust showcase of interactive exhibits, technological advancements, and product innovations. Visit http://www.sae.org/events/atc/ for more information.

Socorro Systems Summit–Collaborative Knowledge Exchange

Oct 6-7, 2017 New Mexico Tech (NMT), Socorro, New Mexico

Co-sponsors: INCOSE Enchantment Chapter and New Mexico Tech Electrical Engineering Department. Practitioners teaming for knowledge exchange and development on issues of interest – professional development.
Day-1: Choose four from eight ¼-day topic introductions, collaboratively setting objectives for Day-2.
Day-2: Choose two from eight ½-day topic workshops, for developing collective knowledge.
Attendance fee: $100, with UTEP and NMT students admitted free with faculty-advisor registration and workshop topic research completed before attendance, per faculty advisor guidance. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/socorro-systems-summit-2017-tickets-35747074462.

There is also a FREE official ASEP/CSEP Knowledge Exam on Thursday October 5, from 4:00-6:30pm – with separate required pre-registration https://www.eventbrite.com/e/incose-knowledge-exam-hosted-at-socorro-summit-tickets-37160799953 .

Chapter Meeting - October 10

Business Value of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, & DevOps(Sec): Scaling Up to Billion User Global Systems of Systems Using End-to-End Automation & Containerized Docker Ubuntu Cloud Image-Based Microservices

Presenter: Dr. David F. Rico
Abstract: Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on the "Business Value of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, & DevOps(Sec): Scaling Up to Billion User Global Systems of Systems Using End-to-End Automation & Containerized Docker Ubuntu Images," which are late-breaking 21st century approaches for rapidly and cost-effectively building high-quality global information systems, minimum viable products, minimum marketable features, service oriented architectures, web services,and microservices using lean and agile principles, portfolio management, containerization principles, application security, and end-to-end automation.
  • He will identify the motivation for Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps(Sec); provide a definition of DevOps; and describe the fundamental mechanics and evolution of agile testing and DevOps.
  • He will provide a summary of DevOps best practices, metrics, costs and benefits, case studies, tool  ecosystems, adoption statistics, and case studies (including rarely seen, late-breaking economic data and results from the top global Internet firms).
  • He will discuss of agile security engineering practices, development operations security (DevOpsSec), and security automation.
  • Finally, he'll close by discussing the cost of quality (CoQ), scaling practices, barriers, organizational change, and a summary of the enterprise and national benefits for DevOps.
Bio: Dr. Rico oversees a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of IT projects. He’s been a technical leader in support of NASA, Navy, Air Force, and Army for over 30 years. He has led over 20 change initiatives based on DevOps(Sec), Cloud Computing, Lean-Agile Methods, SOA, Web Services, Six Sigma, FOSS, PMBoK, ISO 9001, CMMI, Baldrige, TQM, DoDAF, and DoD 5000. He specializes in IT investment analysis, portfolio valuation, and organization change. He’s been an international keynote speaker and conference speaker, authored seven textbooks and numerous articles, and is a frequent PMI, INCOSE, ALN, and SPIN speaker. He is a Certified PMP, CSEP, ACP, CSM, FCP, FCT, and SAFe Agilist, and teaches at six Washington, DC universities. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in Software Engineering, and D.M. in Information Systems. He has been in the IT field since 1983.     


11th Annual INCOSE Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC11) 

October 11-14, Twin Cities, Minnesota

The chapters of the INCOSE Great Lakes Region invite you to participate in the 11th Annual INCOSE Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC11) October 11-14 at Twin Cities, Minnesota. GLRC11 will feature important topics from critical sectors such as aerospace, agriculture, automotive, biomedical & healthcare, defense, education, energy, government, information infrastructure, safety & security, space, and transportation. The call for papers is open until June 10th.  Visit http://www.incose.org/glrc11 for more information.


INCOSE Certification Exam (Paper)

October 21 at Southern Methodist University

The North Texas Chapter will be hosting the ASEP/CSEP exam at SMU. This event is free of charge and open to everyone.

Visit http://www.incose.org/ChaptersGroups/Chapters/ChapterSites/north-texas/chapter-events/sepexamsmu for details and the link to the registration site.


IEEE MetroCon

October 26 at Arlington Convention Center, TX

MetroCon is an annual engineering conference hosted by IEEE-Fort Worth. The conference’s aim is to educate engineers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on the latest developments in science, engineering, and technology. Please note that you learned about IEEE Metro from the INCOSE North Texas Chapter when you register. Registration will be available soon. If you are interested in being a presenter, contact Mike Siok at mike.f.siok@lmco.com.


Chapter Meeting - November 14

SE Fundamentals on Portfolio, Program, and Project Management (P3M)

Presenter: Dr. Tina Srivastava (Gigavation & MIT)

Abstract:The disciplines of Program Management and Systems Engineering are inherently intertwined. To develop and deliver complex systems, all three sides of the “iron triangle” (cost, schedule, and performance) must be known, traded, and evolved in consideration of the others. When there is tension and confusion over the  roles  of PMs  vs.  SEs,  programs  suffer  from  deadline  overruns  and  failures.  This presentation  will introduce the fundamentals of system program management. The

target audience includes professionals from both the systems engineering and project management spheres, including those seeking a deeper common understanding  and those  new  to  either  discipline.  Every  systems  engineer  must  understand  key  P3M fundamentals  in  order  to  critically  evaluate  and,  when  necessary,  credibly  challenge  management  on potentially unrealistic expectations related to project cost, schedule, scope, and risk. Advanced methods and tools of project management will be introduced in the context of managing complex projects. Finally, this presentation will discuss strategic issues and scenarios that cannot be fully predicted such as unplanned rework,  perceived  versus  actual  progress,  and  misalignments  between  work  breakdown  structures, organizations,  and  product  architectures.


Bio
: Dr. Tina P. Srivastava is currently serving as INCOSE’s Secretary since her election in 2015. Dr. Srivastava received the INCOSE Inaugural David Wright Leadership Award in 2014 for technical and interpersonal competencies in the practice of system engineering as a means for solving the great challenges of our planet. Dr. Srivastava co-chair of the PM-SE Integration Working Group and is one of the authors and editors of the book Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering.

Dr. Srivastava has held senior engineering leadership and technical management roles across the aerospace, national security, and commercial sectors. She is Chief Architect at Gigavation, a small business focused on cyber security founded by MIT and Harvard graduates.

Dr. Srivastava earned her S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. from MIT in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering. She is in the MIT Strategic Engineering Research Group, Foundations of System Design and Management graduate curriculum development Core Team, and lecturer in the areas of complex systems, technology roadmapping and selection, and aviation. Dr. Srivastava is also an FAA certified pilot.