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The North Star Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in Minnesota to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems across diversified business sectors.

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Chapter Events

INCOSE North Star: Spring Tutorial- Understanding and Applying the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook

Meeting Title: Spring Tutorial- Understanding and Applying the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook
Speaker(s): David D. Walden
Date: Friday, 1 March 2024
Time: 8:30 - 16:00 Central Time
Venue4800 East River Road Fridley, MN 55421

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tutorial-understanding-applying-the-incose-systems-engineering-handbook-tickets-808423334957?aff=oddtdtcreator

Meeting Description:
The objective of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook (SEH) is to describe the state-of-the-good-practice for Systems Engineering (SE). It also serves as the basis for the INCOSE certification examination. The objective of this one-day tutorial is to provide an overview of the 2023 fifth edition of the SEH and explain how it can be used to plan, manage, and realize complex systems within the context of demanding business constraints. Participants are introduced to key SE terminology, concepts, and principles in the handbook. The participants will complete several exercises to solidify the concepts being presented. Each student will receive a complete set of lecture notes and an annotated bibliography. All participants are asked to purchase or download a copy of the handbook from the INCOSE Store prior to class. The download is free for INCOSE members.

Note: This tutorial is an overview of the handbook and does not include the level of detail typically presented in an INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) preparation course. 

Biography
David D. Walden, ESEP, is co-owner, principal consultant, and lead instructor for Sysnovation based out of Valparaiso, Indiana. Previously, he was with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for 13 years and McDonnell Aircraft Company for 10 years. Dave was the Editor-in-Chief of the INCOSE SE Handbook Fifth Edition. He has an M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University in Indiana. Dave was one of the first to earn the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) credential in 2004 and was awarded the INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) credential in 2011. He was awarded the INCOSE Founders Award in 2022. He is also an IEEE Senior Member

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INCOSE North Star: Spring Tutorial- Understanding and Applying the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook

Meeting Title: Spring Tutorial- Understanding and Applying the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook
Speaker(s): David D. Walden
Date: Friday, 1 March 2024
Time: 8:30 - 16:00 Central Time
Venue4800 East River Road Fridley, MN 55421

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tutorial-understanding-applying-the-incose-systems-engineering-handbook-tickets-808423334957?aff=oddtdtcreator

Meeting Description:
The objective of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook (SEH) is to describe the state-of-the-good-practice for Systems Engineering (SE). It also serves as the basis for the INCOSE certification examination. The objective of this one-day tutorial is to provide an overview of the 2023 fifth edition of the SEH and explain how it can be used to plan, manage, and realize complex systems within the context of demanding business constraints. Participants are introduced to key SE terminology, concepts, and principles in the handbook. The participants will complete several exercises to solidify the concepts being presented. Each student will receive a complete set of lecture notes and an annotated bibliography. All participants are asked to purchase or download a copy of the handbook from the INCOSE Store prior to class. The download is free for INCOSE members.

Note: This tutorial is an overview of the handbook and does not include the level of detail typically presented in an INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) preparation course. 

Biography
David D. Walden, ESEP, is co-owner, principal consultant, and lead instructor for Sysnovation based out of Valparaiso, Indiana. Previously, he was with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for 13 years and McDonnell Aircraft Company for 10 years. Dave was the Editor-in-Chief of the INCOSE SE Handbook Fifth Edition. He has an M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University in Indiana. Dave was one of the first to earn the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) credential in 2004 and was awarded the INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) credential in 2011. He was awarded the INCOSE Founders Award in 2022. He is also an IEEE Senior Member

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Share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the state of Minnesota while working with a world view for the benefit of humanity and the planet.

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To be the preeminent authority on Systems Engineering in our region through educating our practitioners and encouraging Best Practices through our relationship with INCOSE.

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Chapter Officers

Katherine Garvey

President 2024

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Brendan Hall

President Elect 2025

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Steve Untz

Past President 2023

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Paul Frenz

Past President, ESEP

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Roz Dolid

Secretary/Past-President

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Sean McCoy

Past President

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John Palmer

Past Treasurer

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Udhaya Kumar Dayalan

Director of Academia and Government
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Ron Hannig

Director of Industry

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Mike Keyes

Treasurer

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Justin Walters

Membership Director 

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Taconna Mhoon

Director of Communications

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Kousha Davoudi

Webmaster 

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Eileen Arnold

ESEP

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