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Saturday Session Details

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Authors Michael Pafford
Title Lean Startup Method and Agile Scrum for Initial Project Planning
Session Type: Tutorial
Time: Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Abstract A one-day educational workshop on how to apply best practices from the Lean Startup Method and Agile (Scrum) Product Backlog Item Development to enhance and improve Initial Project Planning for any system solution project. During the workshop attendees will learn, then immediately practice specific lean and agile process steps to develop a set of seven Focus Mechanisms, which can be used to increase productivity and cut development costs during any system solution project life cycle. The workshop will include lessons learned examples from real-life workshops facilitated between 2015 and 2018 for Static Software Inspection Tool Revision, Micro-Grid Reference Model MBSE, and Resilient Hospitals MBSE projects.

Authors David Walden
Title Inserting Systems Engineering into a Resistant Organization
Session Type: Tutorial
Time: Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Abstract You diligently attended all the excellent INCOSE local chapter meetings over the past year. You made it to the GLRC and started participating in an INCOSE working group. You are even contemplating getting your ASEP or CSEP certification. You are ready to insert some of the great Systems Engineering things you have learned into your organization. However, you soon discover that getting your organization to adopt Systems Engineering may be more difficult than you anticipated. Your senior staff does not recognize the systems issues your company is facing, management senses a loss of control and/or power, and your peers are so buried in work they are not too keen on changing anything until things settle down.

The objective of this tutorial is to provide guidance to practitioners and change agents on effectively and efficiently inserting Systems Engineering into an organization resistance to change. Systems Engineering is increasingly used to plan, manage, and realize complex systems within the context of demanding business constraints. However, many organizations, especially those new to the discipline, resist its deployment.

Participants are introduced to key concepts and principles to help them insert Systems Engineering into their organizations, answering questions such as:
• What is Systems Engineering and why is it important?
• Why is Systems Engineering relevant to you and your organization?
• What are the key factors that foster resistance to Systems Engineering?
• What are some key things that can make a difference at your organization?
• What are some of the soft skills that can be used?
• What are the key aspects of an effective deployment plan?
• How do we know if our Systems Engineering deployment is working?

Practical information and tools will be provided. The tutorial includes several in-class exercises to solidify the concepts being presented. The tutorial follows the terminology and conventions of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, and the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK). Each student will receive a complete set of lecture notes and an annotated bibliography.

Authors William Schindel
Title Emerging Issues in Application of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
Session Type: Tutorial
Time: Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Abstract This tutorial is concerned with emerging issues in applying Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), in two categories, and is divided into two half-day sessions:
Part I: Planning and Assessing
Your Path to Value from MBSE In its earliest years, MBSE enthusiasm has been focused on technical model content and methodology, tools, languages, and standards. As MBSE reaches for mainstream use, larger groups of non-technical stakeholders are involved, and larger questions of strategy and paths forward for propagation appear. This tutorial session will address key developments emerging from efforts toward standardization and transformation, being pursued in two professional societies in particular (ASME and INCOSE). In Part I, attendees will learn how to apply the planning framework, and take a copy home to use. Attendees will also learn about introducing re-usable MBSE Patterns into work processes, and learn how to get started addressing model credibility issues.

Part II: Applying MBSE Patterns for Increased Leverage: Examples from Smart Manufacturing and the IoT
Models are interesting to construct, and modelers are enthusiastic to do so. However, the business case for originating a “clean sheet” model for each project grows weaker as systems become more complex, as more is at stake, and as the demands for model content and credibility grow. This tutorial session will address the use of MBSE Patterns—formal models that are configurable and re-usable for different projects—as pursued in recent years by the INCOSE MBSE Patterns Working Group. In Part II, attendees will learn about the Embedded Intelligence Pattern and the Smart Manufacturing Pattern. Attendees will also learn about the strategy of financial capitalization of MBSE Patterns.

Tutorial summary outline:
Part I:
1. Features for Models: Planning the development, use, and life cycle of models based on a standard model planning framework, neutral as to tools, languages, and methods
2. Lessons Not Learned: Practical steps to improve on organizational learning, using models as a focus of organizational learning and knowledge, based on model-based Learning Systems and Autonomous Systems.
3. Can You Trust Someone Else’s Model? Your Model? Planning for Model Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification
4. Exercises

Part II:
5. The Embedded Intelligence (EI) Pattern: For any embedding of intelligence, in the form of automation, human operators, or other systems of management, feedback, regulation.
6. The Smart Manufacturing Pattern, for the IoT Age: For any manufacturing process, and with varied forms of instrumentation and management.
7. Capitalization of MBSE Patterns as Financial Assets: How to shift the burden of model cost to the time of use and benefit.
8. Exercises

Authors Rainer Dronzek
Title Simulation Modeling Workshop
Session Type: Tutorial
Time: Saturday, 1:00-4:30 PM
Abstract Simulation modeling is often associated with industrial engineering and operations research, but it has much to offer the systems engineer. It is being used to plan, design, manage and upgrade systems in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, energy, logistics & transportation, retail and services. The predictive and analytical nature of the technology make it a powerful tool for the engineer. This workshop will introduce the history, concepts, technology and uses of simulation models. Through case studies, live model demonstrations and interactive examples, attendees will gain an appreciation for how these digital models can be applied to specific systems engineering experience areas. In addition, attendees will be provided a no-cost personal learning addition of a general purpose simulation modeling tool.

For questions and comments, please contact:
GLRC2018 Technical Program Chair
Chris Hoffman

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