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MEET the North Star Chapter Officers for 2020!

President for 2020 - Roz Dolid
Roz was born and raised in Minneapolis, has BSME and MSME degrees and a PMP®.  She has managed engineering projects for at MTS Systems Corp, North Star Imaging Inc, and DIGI International where she is currently the Engineering Services Manager.  Roz is excited to tackle the position of President of the INCOSE North Star Chapter to continue to build on the successes of 2019 and expand the initiatives for more diversity.

President-Elect for 2020 - Sean McCoy
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Sean is the Chief Architect at Trane. He received his CSEP in 2016 and has over 35 years of experience designing and building software systems.  Sean has been an active member of INCOSE since 2011. He spent several years developing Trane’s Requirements Management, Process Automation, and Test Management systems in PTC Integrity.  In his spare time, Sean likes to play guitar and can often be seen at Rock Camp Experience events.

Treasurer for 2020 - Mike Keyes
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Michael is a Senior Test Engineer at Phillips-Medisize.  He is an active member of the INCOSE North Star Chapter and a past president.  In his spare time, he likes reading, wood working, saber fencing and spending time with the family.  His most recent free time endeavor is as an assistant soccer coach for his son’s team.

Co-Directors of Academia for 2020
Udhay Dayalan
Udhay Kumar Dayalan

Udhay works as a Systems Engineer at Trane. Udhay has a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from University of Minnesota and currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota. He received his CSEP in 2018.  Udhay has been an active member of INCOSE since 2016. In his spare time, Udhay likes to learn and develop proof of concepts on trending technologies.

Dan Stone
Dan StoneDan has spent more than a decade as an R&D engineer in the medical device industry.  He has worked in multiple roles as a systems engineer, a process engineer, and a human factors / user experience engineer.  Dan has been active in INCOSE for a number of years now, most recently serving on the North Star Chapter leadership team as the Director of Academia for the past three years and as a company ambassador to the chapter.  he will continue to build on the relationships he has established, look to continue to increase involvement of both engineering students and early career engineers in INCOSE, and continue to seek new avenues to increase INCOSE's exposure in academia.

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North Star Chapter Newsletter: The Integrator for Q1 2019

CONGRATULATIONS! PLATINUM CIRCLE AWARD         platinum-circle-award   

 Winner of the OUTSTANDING CHAPTER AWARD  for 2017! 


GOLD YEARS: 2012, 2013, 2016

January 9th Meeting
The Cynefin framework - A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making
Minnesota State University
7700 France Avenue South Suite 519
Edina, MN 55435


Our Speaker: Mike Stoecklein from Institute For Enterprise Excellence will be presenting on the Cynefin Framework. The Cynefin framework was developed by David J. Snowden in 1999. It aims to help leaders understand that every situation is different and requires a unique approach to decision making. The framework outlines five situational domains defined by cause-and-effect relationships.Mike Stoecklein is a Partner with the Institute for Enterprise Excellence (IEX), a learning organization (a group of pracademics), who have captured lessons learned from many industries that help us expand the approach and application of principles, systems and tools in order to “bring purpose to life.”

6:15 pm Networking with Pizza
6:45 pm Welcome and Chapter Business by Roz Dolid, NSC President
7:00 pm The Cynefin framework - A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making
8:30 pm Adjourn

Join us for the Annual INCOSE International Workshop


Date: January 25 to 28, 2020

Where: Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach
              3635 Fashion Way
              Torrance, California 90503 - USA

Working Groups

INCOSE working groups are a great place to meet individuals who are looking to overcome similar challenges.  These groups often span multiple regions and industries, so we can really look at these topics in a broad, informed way.   In the North Star Chapter, we have several members Chair/working in different groups like the Measurement, SE in Very Small Enterprises (VSE), Handbook as well as others. There are many topics to choose from.  Finding the groups and joining is easy!

To join any working group:

1. Login to your account at INCOSE.ORG

2. Click on Welcome, <your name>, from the pull-down menu, select from the  “Profile Home” link at the top of themenu.

3. Scroll down to “My committees/Working Groups and click on the link “Browse/Join a Working Group”

4. This will result in a list of Working Groups under the header Committees.  (The terms are interchangeable)

5. Scroll down until you see find a committee that you are interested in.  Click the link and then on the right click on the (view) link.

6. This will result in a roster of current WG members.  

7. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and under “Committee Tasks” click on "Join this Committee"

Working groups are a great way to learn more about a subject, grow your network, and share your knowledge about a subject. 

Get Started TODAY with this link to the Working Groups page!


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