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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.

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Upcoming Chapter Events

Hardware-Inclusive Agile & DevOps: Improving Engineering Outcomes

May 6, 2020, 6:30-7:30 PM CDT

Please register here to view additional meeting details.

321 Gang's Bryan Smith builds a foundational understanding of agile and devops, and how these frameworks have matured in the past decade. Next we'll review their key principles and how we can bring these practices and outcomes to systems engineering- where we must align software, firmware, hardware and other engineering disciplines while meeting rigorous regulatory compliance requirements. We'll discuss how a synchronized value-stream, on an iterative cadence, using DevOps can:
• Reduce batch sizes to leverage shorter learning cycles
• Shorten queues to reduce the high costs of delays
• Help limit Work in Progress (WIP) with capacity planning
• Build quality in to accelerate V&V/compliance
• Improve economic decision making

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Blog

President's note, March 2019

Kirk Kittell

Mar 15, 2019

In brief:

  1. SE Career and Professional Development, March 27: incose-mgc.org/pro
  2. March 2019 survey: surveymonkey.com/r/Y8KV2B8
  3. 2019-Q1 newsletter input: rob.simons@incose-mgc.org
  4. More upcoming events on April 10 and 25: incose-mgc.org/events

Hi all. Thanks to everyone who came out to the Systems Engineering Career Lifecycle event at Ferguson Brewing on Feb 28. We had more than 30 people attend to ask questions to our panelists. Big, huge thanks to Mary Malast, Matt Ingram, Kara Heimburger, and Shaun Mathews (with cameo appearance by Lou Pape) for serving on the panel. And—surprise—the tables got turned and the questioners became the questionees. We had a good time and met some new colleagues, and that's why you should come out to...

(1) Systems Engineering Career and Professional Development at SLU, March 27 at Sports Cafe. Register at incose-mgc.org/pro. Tickets are free, but there is only room for 30.

The SLU Center for Workforce and Organizational Development provides professional organizational and technology training for skill acquisition and certification credentials. For systems engineers looking for career skill enhancement, these courses provide PDUs necessary to maintain our Systems Engineering Professional certifications. Cheryl Roth will be our invited speaker to share what SLU offers and how their programs can be valuable additions to your professional portfolio. In addition to explaining what SLU offers, she will also teach you a few tangible skills about Python that you can take home with you.

(2) March 2019 survey: surveymonkey.com/r/Y8KV2B8. We've got one fun follow-up question from the Feb 28 event, and a few questions about upcoming INCOSE-MGC systems engineering education activities. We use this feedback to guide our programs—help us serve you better.

(3) 2019-Q1 newsletter input. INCOSE-MGC will publish our Q1 newsletter at the end of the month. We would love to have your input: write us an original article, tell us about upcoming events, share articles/books/etc. that other systems engineers should read. Get in touch with our Communications Director, Rob Simons, at rob.simons@incose-mgc.org.

(4) More upcoming events: incose-mgc.org/events.

As always, get in touch if you have feedback or ideas about chapter programs. All of our best ideas started with conversations with our chapter members. Once we know what you're interested in, it gives us a star to navigate by. (Or an identified stakeholder need, if you will.)

Take care, and see you at the next event,
-kirk

President, INCOSE Midwest Gateway Chapter
kirk.kittell@incose-mgc.org

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