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Welcome to the Midwest Gateway Chapter of INCOSE. We are based in the St Louis region, from Rolla to the Metro East.

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INCOSE/GfSE Webinar 11: Leveraging decision patterns to tame complexity and accelerate solution delivery

  • Date:
    Sep 28, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    ET
Click to download GfSE INCOSE Webinar 11 Invitation!

Meeting Title: Leveraging decision patterns to tame complexity and accelerate solution delivery
Presenter Name: John Fitch
Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Time EDT: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm EST (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm UTC; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET) 
     
Abstract 

Decision-making is one of four fundamental human thinking (aka analysis) processes. Decisions comprise the essential thinking content, the integrative mechanism of any design process, and as such effect the transformation of a problem definition into a solution description.

The author’s 35 years of experience in teaching and facilitating decision-making and systems engineering has led to the conclusion that there is a pattern of decisions behind every strategy, solution design or life. A wide variety of decision patterns have been created and refined through use in 150+ projects across 40+ organizations.

This presentation summarizes the conceptual basis for decision patterns and how they were “discovered”, defines a decision-centric information model of the engineering process, explains key principles behind how decision patterns create value, shares how a pattern-based decision model fits into a broader engineering process and identifies a range of use cases in which decision patterns have been employed.

Using a decision-centric information model (metamodel) creates a much richer digital thread than is currently supported in formal systems engineering languages and MBSE tools.

The presentation will demonstrate a simple but powerful technique by which a project decision baseline may be established by reverse engineering stakeholder decisions against a decision pattern. The resulting decision model (aka Decision Breakdown Structure) may be used validate system requirements and to focus project efforts on the decisions that are most critical to project success.

 Take-Away Key Message
  • Decision patterns are a useful technique for managing the complexity and reducing the time-to-capability of engineered systems.
  • Decisions are the integrative mechanism of systems engineering and as such decision-to-everything traceability and associated viewpoints should be at the heart of any organization’s digital thread.
  • Proven decision patterns exist that may be used to quickly frame the scope of any project, validate system requirements, and provide a structure for organizing project work around the most critical choices.
  • Although there is limited “native” software tool support for a decision-centric approach to engineering, existing MBSE tools or desktop tools may be extended to deliver this capability.
 Register in advance for this webinar at: 

https://incose-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HmNdj3FtQ5SQ4nHfGoEBKA


Upcoming Chapter Events

New Chapter Members

The following individuals joined the Midwest Gateway Chapter in 2021:
Jan 5 - Ha Phuong Le
Jan 21 - Bertrand Hughes
Mar 26 - Brendan Devine
Aug 10 - Lucas Mobberley
Aug 17 - Geoffrey Buck
Aug 18 - Ross Schwake
Aug 20 - Lori Kao
Sep 24 - Caleb Blissett

INCOSE/GfSE Webinar 11: Leveraging decision patterns to tame complexity and accelerate solution delivery

  • Date:
    Sep 28, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    ET
Click to download GfSE INCOSE Webinar 11 Invitation!

Meeting Title: Leveraging decision patterns to tame complexity and accelerate solution delivery
Presenter Name: John Fitch
Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Time EDT: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm EST (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm UTC; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET) 
     
Abstract 

Decision-making is one of four fundamental human thinking (aka analysis) processes. Decisions comprise the essential thinking content, the integrative mechanism of any design process, and as such effect the transformation of a problem definition into a solution description.

The author’s 35 years of experience in teaching and facilitating decision-making and systems engineering has led to the conclusion that there is a pattern of decisions behind every strategy, solution design or life. A wide variety of decision patterns have been created and refined through use in 150+ projects across 40+ organizations.

This presentation summarizes the conceptual basis for decision patterns and how they were “discovered”, defines a decision-centric information model of the engineering process, explains key principles behind how decision patterns create value, shares how a pattern-based decision model fits into a broader engineering process and identifies a range of use cases in which decision patterns have been employed.

Using a decision-centric information model (metamodel) creates a much richer digital thread than is currently supported in formal systems engineering languages and MBSE tools.

The presentation will demonstrate a simple but powerful technique by which a project decision baseline may be established by reverse engineering stakeholder decisions against a decision pattern. The resulting decision model (aka Decision Breakdown Structure) may be used validate system requirements and to focus project efforts on the decisions that are most critical to project success.

 Take-Away Key Message
  • Decision patterns are a useful technique for managing the complexity and reducing the time-to-capability of engineered systems.
  • Decisions are the integrative mechanism of systems engineering and as such decision-to-everything traceability and associated viewpoints should be at the heart of any organization’s digital thread.
  • Proven decision patterns exist that may be used to quickly frame the scope of any project, validate system requirements, and provide a structure for organizing project work around the most critical choices.
  • Although there is limited “native” software tool support for a decision-centric approach to engineering, existing MBSE tools or desktop tools may be extended to deliver this capability.
 Register in advance for this webinar at: 

https://incose-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HmNdj3FtQ5SQ4nHfGoEBKA


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