Products & Publications

The International Council on Systems Engineering proudly offers its free weekly and monthly web-based service to the greater Systems Engineering community.

Once a week, the INCOSE Technical Operations Training Working Group presents the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook V4.0 Tutorial series over a six month period beginning in October.

Once a month, INCOSE Technical Operations presents recognized experts in the field who discuss the "State of the Art" in Systems Engineering.

These presentations occur live, via the internet. Each lasts one hour, and includes the opportunity for attendees to submit questions to the presenter. We record the webinars and INCOSE members can access these recordings from the Member's Only pages of INCOSE Connect.

Please access the INCOSE Connect Library for a complete library of TutorialsWebinars and Recordings sponsored by INCOSE Tech Ops, Chapters and Working Groups including the Training Tutorial Webinars.

Webinars Qualify for PDUs

INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professionals can claim 1PDU credit towards their re-certification by attending a webinar or watching a webinar recording. To qualify, a CSEP must have attended through at least 75% of the webinar for webinars that last less than one hour, or through 45 minutes of the webinar for webinars that last for 1 hour or longer. Attendees of INCOSE webinars who have other professional certifications or licenses may find that these webinars can apply to the PDU requirements for re-certification or license renewal.

All times listed are UTC. Please convert the time to your own timezone to determine when it will be presented in your local time. Please be careful to account for daylight savings time.

Upcoming Webinars

Additional webinars will be announced on the home page INCOSE News and Events as soon as they are confirmed.  We are always looking for new topics. If your company would like to sponsor a webinar, if you have an idea for a webinar or would like to present one, please send an e-mail with your suggestion to the webinar coordination team.


Previous Webinars (2009 - Present)

  • Webinar 15:00 UTC: Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering



    INCOSE Webinar: Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering Date: 17 March 2010 Time: 15:00 UTC Presenter(s): Bo Oppenheim General Webinar Details: Abstract: Lean Thinking is the paradigm that enabled Toyota to rise to the best and largest auto company in the world. The paradigm includes not only Lean manufacturing but also extraordinary effective Product Development and Systems Engineering, as well as a culture based on Respect for People. Systems Engineering is regarded as a technically sound process but often burdened with waste and inefficiencies. Lean Systems Engineering is a new body of knowledge applying the wisdom of Lean Thinking to Systems Engineering. Systems Engineering and Lean have overlaps and differences, but both represent processes that evolved over time with the common goal of delivering product or system lifecycle value to the customer. Lean Systems Engineering represents synergy of the two, leading to superior systems engineering process. Most emphatically, Lean Systems Engineering is not a "re-packaged FBC or Acquisition Reform". Lean Systems Engineering does not mean "less Systems Engineering"; it means more and better Systems Engineering, with better preparations, planning, front-loading, training, and more common sense, leading to better program execution. Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering is a product designed by 14 experts from industry, academia, and U.S. and foreign governments, supported by 115+ strong Lean Systems Engineering Working Group of INCOSE. Lean Enablers are formulated as 194 "do's" and "don'ts" of Systems Engineering practice focused on Mission Assurance/Product Success and elimination of waste. The workshop will cover of three parts: 1) Description of the development process of Lean Enablers for SE 2) Presentation of 194 Lean Enablers organized into six Lean Principles: Value, Value Stream Mapping, Flow, Pull, Perfection, and People. 3)"Validation" of the Lean Enablers by surveys, and by benchmarking with recent studies by NASA and U.S. Government Accounting Office. Biography: Bohdan "Bo" W. Oppenheim is the founder and Co-Chair of the Lean Systems Engineering Working Group of INCOSE, and leader of the development effort of Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering. He is a Professor of Mechanical and Systems Engineering and Graduate Director of Mechanical Engineering at LMU in Los Angeles, California. He serves as the local Coordinator of the Educational Network of the Lean Advancement Initiative consortium at MIT. He is on the Steering Committee of the Lean Education Academic Network. For seven years he served as a Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center assessing 125 U.S. industrial plants for productivity. He consulted Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Airbus, EADS, Telekomunikacja Polska, and 50 other firms on Lean, Systems Engineering and Quality. He has $2.5 million in externally funded grants on his credit. He teaches graduate courses on Lean Systems Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Product Development, Lean Final Engineering, Lean Office, Lean Supply Chain, and Quality. He authored 25 journal papers. Bo was born in Warsaw, Poland. His engineering degrees include Ph.D. from Southampton, U.K. in Systems Dynamics; Engineer's Degree from MIT in Ocean Systems; MS from Stevens Institute of Technology; and B.S. (equiv.) from Warsaw Technical University in Aeronautics. His professional experience spans space, naval, mechanical, software, and manufacturing industries.
  • Webinar 15:00 UTC: Introducing Systems Engineering Principles to the Commercial Product Development Cycle

    Feb 17, 2010 11:00 AM


    There is enormous potential benefit to be gained by using even the most basic Systems Engineering methods within the Commercial Product Development Cycle.
  • Webinar 15:00 UTC: The Importance of Early Systems Engineering Activities and Associated Technical Products in Support of US Department of Defense Weapon Systems Development

    Jan 20, 2010 11:00 AM


    Recent DoD lifecycle acquisition policy, signed by the Under Secretary of December for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics in late 2008 and updated in December 2010, puts added emphasis on the early phases of acquisition.
  • Webinar 15:00 UTC: Architecting Resilient Systems

    Dec 16, 2009 11:00 AM


    The concept of resilience has reached maturity over the past decade. There is general agreement on the definition of resilience and its attributes.
  • Webinar 15:00 UTC: K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education

    Nov 18, 2009 11:00 AM


    K-12 STEM - Do you know what this is? Why is it important to you? What are the key issues? Is it just a U.S. issue? Is INCOSE Engaged? What can you do to help?