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Midwest Gateway Chapter

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

Bronze Chapter Award 2004
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Bronze Chapter Award 2005
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Silver Chapter Award 2006
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Silver Chapter Award 2007
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Silver Chapter Award 2008
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Silver Chapter Award 2009
2009
Silver Chapter Award 2010
2010
Silver Chapter Award 2011
2011

Upcoming Chapter Events

Midwest Gateway Chapter Speaker Meeting - Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) with MBSE for System Engineers

When: Nov 10, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM CST
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/127391987865

System Engineers, Agile has a problem with you. It does not know what to do with you. Just think about it, Agile advocates small cross-functional teams that define, design, implement, and test software. Where do systems and Systems Engineers fit it?

Well, it was not until we attempted to build systems using agile techniques, that we realized we needed to scale up these techniques and incorporate system engineering processes. Multiple frameworks have come into the limelight for scaling agile. The most popular is the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). And, sound the horns, Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) is making a resurgence. SAFe has, conceptually included MBSE and a role for System Engineers in its Large Solution configuration, but most of the implementation details have been left to the user.

In this presentation we will talk about a number of techniques that fill in these details. So hold on, the ride might get a little bumpy.

The presenter will be Peter Luckey, a Senior Solutions Consultant at 321 Gang, a Certified Scrum Master and a Certified SAFe Program Consultant (5.0). He received his master's degree in computer science from Purdue University. Peter began his professional career in IBM's Federal Systems Division as a programmer and became the manager of IBM's Rational Software Development Environment. Concurrently, Peter worked as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the State University of New York Binghamton teaching software engineering and publishing a number of papers on the subject. Since joining Rational, Peter has been involved in selling and supporting Rational, now IBM, tools and the processes supported by these tools. These processes include topics such as Agile, MBSE, and SAFe. Recently, Peter has also become Certified relative to Polarion/ALM, and is working on his Atlassian certification.

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President's note, January 2019

Kirk Kittell

Jan 07, 2019

Hello all. Happy New Year. I'm Kirk Kittell, a systems engineer at Boeing and the 2019 INCOSE Midwest Gateway Chapter president. Before we get started, I'd like to thank John Thompson, the outgoing president, and outgoing board members Jake Hertenstein and Mike Franco, for their service to the organization and its members. This year we're going to build on their work.

Thursday, January 24: Our first event of the year is a networking event at Sports Cafe in Bridgeton. For more information, see: http://incose-mgc.org/social. If you're a chapter member, and you bring a colleague who isn't a member, I'll buy you a drink.

2019-Q3 Planning Survey. We're looking ahead to third quarter events. Help us decide what to focus on: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7FTJT8Q.

The chapter needs your help to operate:

  • We have an open position on the board: if you are interested in serving as chapter secretary, email me (kirk.kittell@incose-mgc.org)
  • The chapter board is having a strategic planning meeting for 2019-Q1 programs this Wednesday, Jan 9; see http://incose-mgc.org/spm for more information. You're welcome to join us—send me an email and I'll get you integrated.
  • Join our volunteer email list and be notified whenever we need a hand: http://eepurl.com/gas8Pf

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