Space Coast Chapter Meeting - Mar. 1, 2018 - Evaluating Australia’s Most Complex System of Systems – the Future Submarine: A Case for Using New Complex Systems Governance

Melbourne , USA
Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd

This will be our regular Chapter meeting for March 2018. Food & drink provided at no charge - just let us know you are coming. 

Topic: Evaluating Australia’s Most Complex System of Systems – the Future Submarine: A Case for Using New Complex Systems Governance 


Speaker: Joseph Bradley
About the Presentation:
The concept of System of Systems (SoS) was developed to explain the behavior, operation, and design of complex and interconnected systems. Much effort has been expended attempting to predict the emergent behaviors in SoSs, developing and executing testing and evaluation (T&E) programs involving more sophisticated multi-factor and multi-response statistical techniques, and then recovering when unpredicted emergent behaviors occur. Recently, the concept of Complex System Governance (CSG) has been developed as another way to manage the development of complex interdependent capability architectures. Using Australia’s Future Submarine (FSM) program as an illustration, this talk examines the need for CSG, explores several governance propositions focused on the developmental T&E regime, and provides potential areas to leverage the efficacy of this approach.

About our Presenter:
Joseph Bradley is Principal Engineer with Patrona Corp. He has had an extensive career in ship operations, maintenance, repair and organizational design. He led the initiatives that resulted in the broad adoption of Theory of Constraints within the Navy’s ship maintenance community, supported efforts to improve quality performance, and developed educational programs to improve individual and organizational performance. His research has led to a new approach to the creation, development, assessment and transformation of competency models, which are a vital management element in any large technical organization seeking long termviability. He was a co-recipient of the Jimmie Hamilton award from the American Society of Naval Engineers for best paper in 2011. He holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Ph.D. from Old Dominion University.

Location - Florida Tech Evans Library Room 204 (Link Multimedia Room)

Florida Tech Evans Library Room 204 (Link Multimedia Room)
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

You can park in most spaces after 5:00 p.m., except for those marked "Reserved 24/7." Lot 10 off Country Club Drive is a good location, quite close to the library. So is Lot 16 off Babcock.

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