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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: john.p.thompson3@boeing.com.

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): https://www.incose.org/systems-engineering-certification.

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.

Upcoming INCOSE Events

INCOSE-LA Chapter Speaker Meeting: Help! My requirements are a Hot Mess! New INCOSE Guides Can Help

Register here! (Remote participation available. Contact info at this link)

Topic: Help! My requirements are a Hot Mess! New INCOSE Guides Can Help

Abstract: Can your requirements situation be described as a “Hot Mess at Best”?

Have you ever wondered if there had to be an easier way to develop, manage, and verify requirements for your technical project?

Do you have a well-functioning team, but the potential for more efficiency at reduced cost is there – even if everyone simply used all the systems engineering terms the same way?

Several new guides from INCOSE will help solve these problems – and help your team become more efficient.  Guides are designed to define a comprehensive vocabulary, lay out a step-by-step process, and present examples and implementation guides for the entire requirements, validation, and verification  lifecycle.

Raymond will introduce the Needs and Requirements Lifecycle Manual, and the two practitioner-level guides to support it:  the Guide to Needs and Requirements and the Guide to Verification and Validation.  All 3 documents, along with a revision to the established Guide to Writing Requirements, are scheduled for release at the INCOSE International Workshop in January 2022. 

Speaker: Raymond Wolfgang brings his unique requirements and V&V expertise to a host of national systems in his role as a Systems and Qualification Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. He has worked with customers to identify needs for an operational software key management system, deployed several process improvement initiatives in requirements management, and currently leads an effort to complete a large program’s use case portfolio.

Before Sandia, while working for the US Navy, Raymond managed the installation process for a critical ship-board technology refresh. His current push is to use MBSE to save projects time and money, increase quality, and reduce risk through more efficient and thorough requirements analysis. His INCOSE papers are available upon request, as are several open reports from his employer. A graduate of both Purdue and Penn State Universities in the United States, he is originally from Philadelphia, PA. 

When: August July 10, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM PST

Cost: Free

Venue: Virtual, register by clicking here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ei848xk33c9e6245&llr=l4ihvgeab

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