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Systems Engineering Lunch & Learn #4

Friday, July 10th at 10:45am - noon  download pdf flyer


10:45-11:00a Networking & Check in
11-11:05: Webinar Housekeeping & Welcome to INCOSE Cascade Chapter
11:05-11:35: Presentation on  Design of Purposeful Human Activity Systems: see below 
11:35-11:50: Speaker Q&A
11:50-12pm - General discussion & close out & next meeting(s) 

Presentation by Dr. Javier Calvo-Amodio:
Design of Purposeful Human Activity Systems:
Organizational processes that enhance existing organizational cultures


Dr. Javier Calvo-Amodio's research focus is on developing fundamental understanding of how to integrate systems science into industrial and systems engineering research and practice. The aim of this focus is on the design of organizational processes that integrate to and/or enhance existing organizational cultures. His research group, Change and Reliable Systems Engineering and Management (CaRSEM), works with Oregon’s industry, state and federal agencies, and other professional societies.
Defining organizations as purposeful human activity systems opens a holistic approach to organizational design that considers the interactions between physical and conceptual systems. From this perspective is possible to design organizational processes that provide sufficient level of centralized organizational control and cohesion while at the same time enabling autonomy and adaptability to specific units. In this presentation, Dr. Calvo-Amodio will provide a brief overview of the theoretical underpinnings for this approach and will present an example on how to apply the theory.

Our Presenter:
Javier Calvo-Amodio, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, where he directs the Change and Reliable Systems Engineering and Management Research Group (CaRSEM). He received his Ph.D. in Systems and Engineering Management from Texas Tech University, his MS in Business Management from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, and his B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. He serves currently as the chair of the Systems Science Working Group at INCOSE.

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INCOSE Cascade Chapter Events

Cascade Chapter Speaker: “Ike” Eisenhauer: Stop "Problem Solving" and Start "Systems Planning"

- 5 minutes - Setup audio bridge
- 5 minutes - Intro of the INCOSE Cascade Chapter Core Team
- 25 minutes – Presentation on Systems Thinking: see below
- 20 minutes - Q&A and Discussion
- 5 minutes - Next meeting(s), upcoming events, call to action

Presentation by “Ike” Eisenhauer:

Stop "Problem Solving" and Start "Systems Planning":
Avoiding the Specter of Unintended Consequences

Unintended consequences of problem solving, caused by myopic perspectives, knee jerk reactions, and antiphonal replies, all stem from a lack of true systems thinking view point. As systems engineers, we have (or should have) a voice of reason and experience in the complex thinking involved in understanding large scale systems and help in the planning process, thus ensuring the solution is not worse than the problem. This presentation hopefully will provide some insights and guidelines on how to approach and discuss this change of perspective and goal with decision makers not necessarily familiar with the systems thinking approach.

Our Presenter:
William "ike" Eisenhauer, is the co-owner of MindField Escapes in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He also is an adjunct associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at both Portland State University and Portland Community College. He holds a B.S.M.E. and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering. Ike was the Executive Director of the Office of Systems Reliability and Consultation for the Veterans Health Administration, where he served as an expert on the Healthcare System Engineering Workgroup of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He also is an industry consultant in the areas of healthcare systems engineering, risk and uncertainty management, executive decision-making, and benchmarking.

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