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INCOSE-LA Chapter Tutorial: Correcting Misperceptions of Systems Engineering Practices

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Topic: Correcting Misperceptions of Systems Engineering Practices

Abstract:  This tutorial addresses common misperceptions of systems engineering, explains from where these misperceptions arise, demonstrates through exercises the problems that can arise, and provides solutions to correct these misperceptions of systems engineering concepts, methods, and practices.

Examples of common questions and misperceptions include
  -  Should requirements come first before functions?
  -  Should decomposition be done independently of the solution architecture?
  -  Should high-level requirements be different from other requirements?

Participants will be able to identify several common misperceptions regarding SE practices and be able to explain and demonstrate correct SE methods and processes on the selected topics.

Speaker: Dr. Ron Carson is an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at Seattle Pacific University, an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Washington, a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering, and a certified Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).

He retired in 2015 as a Technical Fellow in Systems Engineering after 27 years at The Boeing Company. He is the author of numerous articles regarding requirements analysis and systems engineering measurement. He has been issued six US patents in satellite communications, and two patents regarding “Structured Requirements Generation and Assessment”.

When:  Saturday June 19, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST

Cost: Free, INCOSE Members
$50, Associate and Non-Members

Venue: Virtual, register by clicking here:

Over the course of the year, INCOSE-LA hosts a series of engaging events for the systems engineering community. See our Roadmap for these events, which include conferences, speaker meetings, tutorials, and workshops. So, don't miss out on these opportunities!

We accommodate two different types of Conferences: Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) and mini-conferences. CSER is our biggest conference event, bringing together practioners and researchers from all around the world to one central location to voice their thoughts and ideas on the subject of systems engineering. CSER subjects can range from system architectures to systems of systems. On the other end of the spectrum, mini-conferences are an abbreviated version of CSER. We host intimate one-day mini-conference events, which include a few keynote speakers, technical presentations, and a panel discussion.

Additionally, we offer Speaker Meetings, Tutorials, and Workshops. Each product is designed for a specific purpose and audience. Speaker Meetings are dynamic, educational technical presentations that can be broadcast through the web to reach a broader audience. Tutorials are skill-enhancing sessions for the participating members, who wish to expand their current systems engineering skill set. Workshops are intense sessions designed to reinforce the methods and concepts of systems engineering and empower the creative minds to transform the gained systems engineering knowledge into practice.