Upcoming Chapter Events
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: email@example.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.
Enchantment Meeting Speaker: Jim Armstrong - Systems Engineering Evidence in Commercial Kitchens
Abstract: INCOSE has expressed interest in the application of systems engineering principles and practices in industries outside of the classic aerospace, communications, and other large system developments commonly related to the discipline. In this case, a visit to the kitchen at the Inn at Little Washington triggered thinking about how and why it was so different from other commercial kitchens. The resulting analysis of how systems engineering has significant relationship to the design of a wide variety of commercial kitchens is provided in this paper. The objective is to learn how we can see systems engineering in places it isn’t normally found to both find other ways it can be applied and to help others improve their results by using systems engineering discipline.
Speaker Biography: Jim Armstrong has practiced systems engineering for 54 years, performing various roles including configuration management, test, deployment, chief engineer, program manager, and program element monitor. For the last 30 years, he taught, consulted, and appraised systems engineering in industry and government. Jim was on the author teams for most of the systems engineering standards and is a frequent presenter at INCOSE events. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a PhD in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He has an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional certification.