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Midwest Gateway Chapter Sponsored Certification Preparation Workshop 2021

The first session of Midwest Gateway Chapter (MGC) sponsored 2021 Certification Preparation Workshop starts Thursday, 19 Aug 2021, at 4:30PM Central Time. See details below. If planning to attend workshop, please send email to:

What: Certification Preparation Workshop is sixteen (16) one-hour virtual reviews of the SE Handbook Version 4 and tutorial material each week.

Why: INCOSE MGC is organizing a review workshop in preparation for a systems engineering knowledge exam. The knowledge exam is one of the requirements to become a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP):

The written knowledge exam will be offered at a yet to be determined price (around $30 more or less). It is tentatively to be held on 17 December 2021 (stay tuned for more details on the written knowledge exam itself).

Who: The preparation workshop is open to anyone (INCOSE-MGC members and non-members). The low fee knowledge exam is available to anyone although priority given to members if space is limited. INCOSE Certification requires an active INCOSE membership and submission of application information and fee.

When: Certification Workshop planned every Thursday from 19 August to 9 December 2021 at 4:30pm Central Time.  Sessions last 1 hour.

How:  Some CSEPs/ASEPs are attending to provide discussion and advice on becoming certified.

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INCOSE Midwest Gateway Meeting: Bob Scheurer

Ferguson , USA
418 S. Florissant Rd.
Adeel Khan

Bob Scheurer, Boeing: "Mission Engineering, Digital Engineering, MBSE, and the Like: The One Underlying Essential Attribute"

Update: Presentation from Bob Scheurer's talk

What: Bob Scheurer, "Mission Engineering, Digital Engineering, MBSE, and the Like: The One Underlying Essential Attribute"

When: 13 November 2018 - networking at 17:30, dinner at 18:00, presentation at 18:30

Where: Ferguson Brewing Company, 418 S. Florissant Rd., Ferguson


Today’s systems challenges involve a desire to apply new approaches to produce and exploit innovative systems much faster and more affordably than ever before. Prior practices are questioned as to their relevance in today’s fast-based society that seemingly identifies new threats on a daily basis. Emerging methods to counter these threats include Mission Engineering, Model-Based System Engineering, and Digital Engineering. While each of these may have relevance to solving particular aspects of stakeholder problems, they all fundamentally share the same integral or resultant attribute at their core: an architecture.

This presentation addresses the vital role that systems architectures play in the midst of the various approaches to creating, modifying, or just understanding a system. While integrated tools, agile practices, new technologies, and different thinking may form the basis of this new age, the old-fashioned notion of a system architecture is still very much involved. An explanation is offered that shows how system fundamentals involving relationships between elements ultimately has to be a shared attribute and ultimately forms the basis for taking our systems thinking to the next level.


Bob Scheurer is an Associate Technical Fellow at the Boeing Company with over 35 years of experience in engineering and the application of systems engineering principles in a variety hardware and software developments, both in defense and commercial settings. Bob has participated in numerous professional society events/symposia, served on conference panels, delivered keynote addresses, and taught systems engineering. He also served on the industry working group that created the ISO/IEC/IEEE-15288.1 & .2 SE Standards and currently chairs the NDIA SE Architecture Committee.

Bob was granted his Professional Engineer license in 1987 and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign.

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