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INCOSE-LA Speaker Meeting: Barry Boehm

  • Date:
    Sep 08, 2015 - 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Address: 200 N. Aviation Blvd
  • Location: El Segundo, California USA
  • Venue:
    Room D8/1010, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Contact: Susan Ruth
  • Email:

An Introduction to the SEBoK and the BKCASE Project
Dr. Barry Boehm, University of Southern California
Host site: Room D8/1010, The Aerospace Corporation, 200 N. Aviation Blvd, El Segundo, California
Cost: Free to INCOSE members with RSVP, $10 for non-members

Meeting Schedule:
5:30 - 6:15 pm Sign-In, Networking, Refreshments
6:15 - 6:30 pm Welcome & Announcements
6:30 - 8:00 pm Presentation and Questions


Registration is required to attend the event. Register here. Host site reservations close September 1.

Attendance is also available online and at remote sites throughout the region. For remote sites and virtual attendance, please RSVP by 12:00 noon, September 7.


The Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) is the evolving result of the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE) project, along with its counterpart Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE). It began as a 3-year project involving over 70 authors led by the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), and continues to evolve as a wiki-based web site ( jointly sponsored by INCOSE, IEEE, and the SERC. It includes parts on a SEBoK Introduction; Systems, SE and Management; Applications of Systems Engineering; Enabling Systems Engineering; Related Disciplines; and SE Implementation Examples; along with a glossary of terms and mechanisms for people to comment and suggest improvements to its content. These are reviewed by a continuing editorial board, and lead to periodic new releases of the SEBoK. The presentation will include summaries of the SEBoK content and usage, and examples of navigating around the SEBOK.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Barry Boehm is the USC Distinguished Professor and TRW Professor in the USC Computer Sciences, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Astronautics Departments. He is also the Chief Scientist of the DoD-Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center, and the founding Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering. He was director of DARPA-ISTO 1989-92, at TRW 1973-89, at Rand Corporation 1959-73, and at General Dynamics 1955-59. His contributions include the COCOMO family of cost models, the Spiral family of process models, and the Theory W (win-win) approach for creating and evolving successful systems. He is a Fellow of the primary professional societies in computing (ACM), aerospace (AIAA), electronics (IEEE), systems engineering (INCOSE), and Lean methods (LSS), and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He was the primary author of Part 1 of the SEBoK, and continues as a member of the BKCASE editorial board.

Attend Online

For remote sites and virtual attendance, please RSVP by 12:00 noon, September 7.

Online host information:
Client ID or email: 2101307 (Only ID is required)
Password: lb0093
USA /Canada (toll free): 1-866-546-3377
Access Number: 1-719-234-7872
Host Passcode: 445 039 4822

Remote Site Attendance

Status Site Coordinator Coordinator contact information Access Refreshments Reservation Deadline
? Antelope Valley/Palmdale Mike Wallace Open to all    
Confirmed Azusa: Northrop Grumman Corporation Louise Fluegeman      
? Goleta: Control Point Corp, 110 Castilian, Suite 200, Goleta CA Don Adams or Paul Stowell, or Open to all    
Confirmed Pasadena: JPL, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena Michela Munoz-Fernandez     Register minimum one (1) week prior to meeting
? Huntington Beach: Boeing
B/28 conference room (map)
Phyllis Marbach, US Citizens, Resident Aliens only   One week
? San Fernando Valley: Capstone Turbine Corp, 21211 Nordhoff St, Chatsworth Susim Gedam, 818-734-5113   Check with site coordinator.  
Host El Segundo: Aerospace D8/1010, 200 N Aviation Blvd Susan Ruth Open to all, but with special requirements for foreign nationals Yes One week before mtg; foreign nat’ls, 10 days

Directions to Aerospace Corporation

Location: between Imperial and El Segundo Blvd (north to south), between the 405 Freeway and Sepulveda (east to west)

From the San Diego (405) Freeway heading SOUTH:

  1. Take the exit towards El Segundo Blvd.
  2. Turn Left onto S La Cienega Blvd.
  3. Take the 1st Right onto W El Segundo Blvd.
  4. Take the 2nd Right onto N Aviation Blvd.
  5. Bldg D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.

From the San Diego (405) Freeway traveling NORTH:

  1. Take the El Segundo Blvd exit, Exit 44.
  2. Turn Left onto W El Segundo Blvd.
  3. Turn Right (North) on N Aviation Blvd.
  4. Bldg D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.

From the 105 Freeway traveling WEST:

  1. Take the exit towards 405 South
  2. Before getting onto the 405 Freeway, take the El Segundo Blvd exit
  3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left (west)
  4. Turn right on Aviation Blvd.
  5. Bldg D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.

The facility: It is the third building from the corner of Aviation and El Segundo, just north of the discount bakery outlet. The facility has 4 gates, but ONLY the southern-most gate is open. There is staff security where you will identify yourself as attending the INCOSE meeting. You can park where security directs you to park, we will badge in through the lobby at the center of the building where the flag poles are. Knock on the first of the double doors and someone will open the door for you. The handicap ramp is on the north side and can be reached by driving all the way around the back of the building. Tell security that you need to use that ramp.