Orlando Chapter

Welcome to the INCOSE-Orlando Chapter!

The mission of the Orlando chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is to drive success in engineering programs for engineering organizations in industry, academia, and government and drive up the capabilities of its professionals including top executives and practicing engineers.

We host monthly presentations offering a topic that supports the goals for acquiring dramatic speed, precision, interoperability, and innovation using systems engineering and other practices.

Our Chapter Presentations are open to the professional community in Central Florida (with RSVP). The event begins with a free buffet dinner as a courtesy to our guests and members followed by one or two presenters who represent local organizations. The goal is to share knowledge, techniques, and success stories to drive improvement in product delivery throughout our community.

Our meetings occur on the second Thursday of the month starting at 5:30pm at Rocket Technology HQ, which houses our INCOSE-Orlando office, at 13501 Ingenuity Drive, Suite 232, Orlando, Florida 32826.


Chapter Events


June 2024 Chapter Meeting

Extending MBSE for Decision Patterns and Traceability

Date and Time: 

Thursday, June 13, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Dinner provided by INCOSE-Orlando Chapter Members

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One Resource Square/SAIC Building, 13501 Ingenuity Dr., Ste 232, Orlando  (Building Doors Lock at 7pm)
Go to Rocket Technology, Inc. (2nd Floor, left from elevators, right down the hall)

About this Event:
Dinner and Networking: 5:30
Enjoy Southern BBQ provided by the INCOSE Orlando Chapter

Featured Presentation: 6:30
About the Presentation:
Modern system modeling languages and tools do an excellent job in modeling the problem definition and solution description, but poorly address the design decision-making process that transforms a problem into a solution.  As a result, there is an inability to:
• Preserve the essential and perishable thinking that creates stakeholder value.
• Visualize, communicate, and holistically integrate the factors that contribute to high-confidence, high-quality design decisions.
• Efficiently revisit design decisions.
• Perform multi-decision tradeoffs.
• Maintain a precise traceability thread from decisions to the knowledge created by these choices.
• Capture and leverage patterns of decisions to accelerate future projects.
This presentation will propose methods for filling these “decision gaps” in the digital thread by demonstrating decision-centric extensions to MBSE tool features.

About the Presenter:
John Fitch is a Principal Consultant and Course Presenter for Project Performance International and an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP). He brings over four decades of systems engineering, engineering management, consulting, and training experience.  Over the course of 150+ projects with 40+ organizations, he has developed and refined a set of decision patterns and decision traceability views that can jump-start any system development project or strategic initiative.

Practical SE Series: 7:30
Following the featured presentation we will have a brief tutorial on a practical systems engineering topic. The goal of our Practical SE series is to present brief prescriptive approaches to SE activities that you can use the next day.

Orlando Chapter Leadership

PresidentJudd Cheatwood
Vice President/President ElectIan Phillips
SecretaryJohn Allen
TreasurerBecky Matz
Past PresidentLink Parikh
Director at LargeWalter Hammond
Director at LargeLinda Britt
Director at LargeTom Herald
Contact: Orlando Chapter Leaders
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