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A Systems Engineering Practitioners’

Roadmap: from Brazil to Japan in the

Aviation Industry


Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 - 7:30pm PDT US, but join early! See below!


6:00pm-6:30pm: Networking, Check In, and Informal Discussion

6:30pm-6:35pm: Cascade Chapter Welcome & Speaker Introduction

6:35pm-7:25pm: Speaker Presentation, Questions, & Discussion

7:25pm-7:30pm: Wrap Up

7:30pm-7:45pm: ‘After Hours’ Open Discussion


A Systems Engineering Practitioners’ Roadmap: from Brazil to Japan in the Aviation Industry

From a System Engineering practitioner’s perspective, Leandro Silvério will share some histories and comparisons between the Brazilian and Japanese aviation industry. Additionally, he will share information about his current academic project related to the development of a lean self-assessment framework to be deployed in an enterprise jeopardized by the lack of lean engagement. The framework objective is the improvement of the enterprise’s leanness level through the definition of a lean index to provide insights for decision-makers, as well as some guidelines for the managers to introduce recommended changes on their lean implementation journey. Moreover, he will provide some interesting and useful perceptions about similarities and differences from working in different countries with very different cultures.


Speaker: Leandro Silvério, PhD

Dr. Silvério is a System Engineer with 13+ years of practical experience in world distinguished projects with industry-leading Original Equipment Manufacturers, working closely with specialists in multidisciplinary teams for the "build to specification" development for the aircraft systems. Along with his professional and academic career, Silvério has developed a solid technical and managerial knowledge in the areas of design, testing, human factors, system integration, requirement engineering (V&V), safety reliability analysis, end-to-end environmental qualification, and tests coordination for aircraft complex systems. Moreover, a proven experience for lean implementation in AAA companies, with 3 published papers: "A roadmap for a leanness company to emerge as a true lean organization," DOI:; "Application phases for productivity improvement through lean methods assessments in an aeronautical company – case study," DOI: and "Performance measurement and improvement of lean manufacturing operations: a leanness assessment literature review for the product development industry," DOI:


Join Early:

Just as we would in a physical meeting, join us early and share a little about what you are working on or chat about systems engineering issues. The meeting link will open 30 minutes before the main meeting starts to allow some ‘social’ time and stay open a few minutes following for any extra discussion.


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INCOSE Cascade Chapter Events

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

  • Date:
    April 17, 2020: 11am - 12pm
  • Address: Virtual Webinar
  • Location: register online,
  • Venue:
    Webinar via GoToMeeting (see link in description)
- 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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