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A better world through a systems approach

The INCOSE New Member Engagement Team presents

How INCOSE Products are Made
And how you can join in the fun


INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook

Systems Engineering Competency Assessment Guide

Systems Engineering Principles



As the new year starts off, the New Member Welcome Center Café will feature the story of how INCOSE products are created, and how you can be involved, whether you are a new member or have been with us for a year or two.


We'll highlight the stories of three INCOSE products and hear from their creators, both about the products, and also about the hidden story behind them.


We'll hear from:


  • Bernardo Delicado on the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook v5
  • Lori Zipes and Cliff Whitcomb on the Systems Engineering Competency Assessment Guide
  • Michael Watson on the Systems Engineering Principles

At the Café this month, as always, we’ll start with a brief overview of all of INCOSE for our new members and then hear from our featured speakers.


Register to attend one or more of the identical sessions (if you are an INCOSE member, please have your member number handy when you register. Non-members are welcome, too.)


Jan 16, 2023 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) REGISTER


Jan 18, 2023 09:00 AM Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi REGISTER

(Jan 17, 7:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Jan 19, 2023 04:30 PM London REGISTER

(8:30 AM, Pacific Time (US and Canada)


INCOSE board members, leaders and guides will be available to answer any questions you have about anything in INCOSE.

Welcome! The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1990 to develop and spread the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable successful systems. We have grown to more than 19,000 members meeting in over 65 local chapters in over 75 countries which translates to boundless opportunities to network, learn and have fun.

As members we represent a broad spectrum – from student to senior practitioner, from technical engineer to program and corporate management, from science and engineering to business development. We work together to advance our technical knowledge, exchange ideas with colleagues, and collaborate to advance systems engineering. There are many exciting challenges ahead and we are glad you are joining us!

Below is an overview of INCOSE – our organization, available resources and opportunities for involvement. Use the links provided to learn more.

For new member questions and inquiries, contact us at

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INCOSE Overall Organization, Simplified
Volunteer Leadership

INCOSE Organisation

Learn more about INCOSE’s organization

Learn more about INCOSE Membership

INCOSE Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives

To address complex societal and technical challenges by enabling, promoting, and advancing Systems Engineering and systems approaches.

A better world through a systems approach.

• Be a focal point for dissemination of systems engineering knowledge
• Promote international collaboration
• Assure the establishment of professional standards in systems engineering
• Improve the professional status of all SEs
• Encourage governmental and industrial support for SE

Learn more about INCOSE’s guiding principles and objectives

Ways to engage



Engage with other INCOSE members and the systems engineering community
in an informal, interactive discussion! Join a Systems Exchange Cafe session in

a time zone near you! All are welcome and you can join the discussion or just
listen in. Completely free.

Learning and Development



SE Handbook & fundamentals * (for members only)

Monthly Technical Topics

* Members can access the INCOSE Connect Member Area using the login and password credentials created when joining.

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