John Clark and the HRA Chapter in the December INCOSE Member Newsletter

Our very own John Clark and the chapter got a mention in the December 2016 INCOSE Member Newsletter on page 6.  The article is about the free training on the new INCOSE Handbook John provides.

Mary Claire McLaughlin Interviewed at Sea Air Space 2016

Our own Director of Membership, Mary Claire was interviewed at Sea Air Space 2016 on Augmented Reality technology - a must see!

Steve Holcomb Provides SE Articles

Steve Holcomb, an employee of HRA Chapter Sponsor Reed Integration, has provided  links to two of his articles on Linkedin.

        Shipyard Production Performance “Soars”!

        What is "Theory of Constraints"?

Hal Todd Dinner Presentation Slides Available

Hal Todd has graciously provided a copy of his presentation from the March HRA INCOSE Dinner Meeting.  It is available here and will be at our Presentation page

2016 Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair

INCOSE HRA Board of Directors members Mary Stuczynski, Chad Peyton, Comfort Bell, and Duron Shearn were Special Judges at the 2016 Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair at Old Dominion University on March 12th.

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The chapter awarded $25 gift cards to the two exhibits that best demonstrated the theory and practice of Systems Engineering.  Suparanamaaya Prasad taking 1st place and Rhiannon Edwards taking 2nd place.

John Clark Represents HRA INCOSE at the 2016 IW!!!

John Clark, HRA Director of Training and Education, participated in the 2016 INCOSE International Workshop (IW) held in Los Angeles from Saturday January 30th thru Tuesday February 2nd. The IW is held annually at that time of year to review the past year’s actual technical progress, next year’s planned technical progress, and prepare for the following July’s International Symposium (IS). The IW is The event of the year for systems engineers to contribute to the state of the art.

IMG_4176The IW is organized and run by the Technical Operations (Tech Ops) arm of INCOSE. There are a total of 41 Working Groups (WGs) and an average of 46 meetings involving these WGs and other groups on each of the four consecutive days. Tech Ops manages the WGs, IWs, and the ISs. The 2016 IW site may be viewed here. Photos of the IW may be viewed by logging into INCOSE Connect.

John serves as the founder and chair of the Training WG and the chair of the Process Improvement WG. He led these two WG meetings and previously received two awards as shown in the attached photo wearing his HRA shirt! John also serves as the founder and author of the SE Handbook Tutorial and SE Fundamentals Tutorial webinars, and the recruiter for the Tech Ops monthly webinars.

At the IW he represented the HRA Chapter in chapter-related meetings including the Americas Sector chapter leaders meeting chaired by the new Director, Dr Steven Dam, and the WG-Chapter integration meeting chaired by Jim Armstrong. Dr Dam will be organizing a chapter leaders meeting of all of the chapters soon. Jim presented a matrix of which Europe, Middle East, and Asia (EMEA) Sector Chapters participated in which WGs, and will develop one for the Americas Sector. HRA Chapter members are encouraged to increase their participation in the WGs.

The IW is a great place to exchange ideas on technical activities and work together for the benefit of the systems engineering community. HRA Chapter members are highly encouraged to participate in the IW. If you have any questions, please contact John at