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INCOSE-LA- Spkr Meeting

  • Date:
    Nov 14, 2017 - 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Venue:
    The Aerospace Corporation

What:  INCOSE-LA Chapter Speaker Meeting

Topic:  Best Practices and Lessons Learned from MBSE Pilot Programs

When:  Tuesday 14 November 2017

Where: HOST VENUE:  The Aerospace Corporation, Building D8/1010, 200 N. Aviation, El Segundo, CA

Cost: Members: FREE.  Non-members: $10 (refreshments provided)

5:15-5:30  Sign-in/Registration 
5:30-6:00  Networking/Refreshments 
6:10-6:20  Introduction 
6:20-6:30  WG Presentation (TBD)
6:30-7:30  Guest Speaker Presentation

Please RSVP by noon November 3, 2017 to facilitate event registration and planning. 

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Topic:  Best Practices and Lessons Learned from MBSE Pilot Programs

Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) can offer significant benefits to organizations responsible for managing their increasingly complex enterprises. However, implementing MBSE is not a straightforward task, and there are many pitfalls along the way. An incremental approach built on solid system architecting principles, focusing on supporting major stakeholder decisions, and informed by best practices and lessons learned from previous efforts offers the best chances of success. Five years of experience in working MBSE efforts at multiple levels have produced many lessons learned and recommended best practices.  This report authored by Ryan Noguchi will be briefly summarized in his presentation.




Ryan Noguchi is the Director of the Space Architecture Department in the Systems Engineering Division at The Aerospace Corporation.  Ryan received a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been with The Aerospace Corporation for 20 years, and led numerous system acquisition, development, integration, and mission assurance efforts. His current responsibilities focus on the refinement and application of methodologies for model-based systems engineering, and system-of-systems engineering.





Ryan Noguchi

Director, Space Architecture Department

The 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 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. Identify yourself to the security guard as attending the INCOSE meeting. You can park where Security directs and enter 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. Inform the security guard if you plan to use that ramp.


Remote Sites (potential-please verify with site POC):



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Irvine: Rockwell Collins Inc. (Employees)

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Huntington Beach: Boeing

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