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INCOSE Systems Exchange Café - Oak Tree Café


The  next meeting will be on the 27th September at 0800 BST, talking about how Systems Engineers should engage outside of the "SE Silo".
Systems Engineers can be accused of too often talking to themselves, which for a "transdisciplinary and Integrative" discipline is not ideal.  The discussion at this café will look to explore experiences when other disciplines either have, or should have been engaged with, or discuss which disciplines should be engaged with and why
Please come with personal examples of successful or unsuccessful engagements outside SE, or who should be engaged with (or not) - and please contribute to the online discussion (before or after café) SE interactions with non-SE disciplines discussion 

All are welcome

Future events are described below

Finally - if anyone would like to take over as "coordinator" of the Oak Café (in 2024) please contact to discuss.

 We look forward to your attendance and contribution to our discussions

Longer term calendar of Oak Café meetings [all at 8.00am UK time)

All at 0800 Uk time - note the change to Greenwich Mean Time of 29th October

Wed 27th September 2023 Topic- Engagement of SE with area outside the SE "silo"
Wed 11th October 2023 Topic - Systems Thinking - general introduction / discussion 
Wed 25th October 2023 Topic - Sustainability as a key systems issue
Wed 8th November 2023 Topic - Highlights for IS23 (Hawaii)
Wed 22th November 2023 Topic - Recommendations of "landmark" Se papers 
Wed 6th December 2023 Topic - Problems with Requirements - why is it still so difficult 
Wed 20th December 2023 Topic tbd
Wed 3rd January 2024 Topic - Systems thinking - challenges to its uptake 
Wed 14th February 2024 Topic - tbd  

For discussion on the agenda, and for suggestions in advance of points to make or other topics you'd like to see discussed INCOSE members can continue the conversation on Yammer - see Oak Café Yammer discussion of future topics

Looking forward to the discussions.

If you haven't got the Zoom meetings and link in your calendar already, please click on link below to register.  The café is open to all (including non-INCOSE members).  Looking forward to talking with you. 

 Register for Oak Tree Café

Previous Oak Tree Café discussion (from 2023) - with links to INCOSE Yammer posts to continue the conversation

Wed 7th June            Tailoring SE for SMEs and new domains Tailoring SE Yammer post
Wed 24th May           Needs and Requirements - Requirements yammer post
Wed 10th May           Agile Systems Engineer - Agile Yammer post
Wed 26th April           SE and Ethics 
Wed 12th April           Book recommendations for Systems Engineers - books Yammer post
Wed 29th March        How to be on time (with system development projects) "On time" Yammer post
Wed 15th March        Systems Security / Cyber Threats Cyber Yammer post
Wed 1st March          Requirements Management Frameworks Requirements Frameworks post