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Program meetings typically 2nd Tuesday of month
Time: 6:00-7:00 CST
Food & networking at 5:30

Physical Locations

*Bell Helicopter
*L-3- Greenville
*Lockheed Martin Aero- Fort Worth
*Lockheed Martin MFC- Grand Prairie
*Raytheon- McKinney

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Check out presentations from previous North Texas INCOSE Chapter Meetings!

Presentations can be found here

Board meetings typically 1st Tuesday of month
Time: 5:30-6:00 CST
Number: 1-719-457-6209
Passcode: 495813


Remote Program Access
Telecon (Audio) - 719-457-6209
Passcode -  495813 
Global Meet (Video/Audio) -  https://incose.pgimeet.com/GlobalmeetEleven

Upcoming Chapter Events

INCOSE Paper Based Exam - October 5

The chapter will host an INCOSE certification exam in the paper based format October 5, 2018. The exam will be free to anyone who wishes to take it including non-members. Visit this page for details and the registration link.


AOC Golf Tournament on October 5

The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Fort Worth Chapter scholarship golf tournament is October 5, 2018 at the Squaw Creek Golf Course in Weatherford, Texas.
The INCOSE North Texas Chapter is sponsoring 3 teams in support of the tournament. A couple of board members have already volunteered to play.
We need to fill out the teams. If you are interested in playing on the INCOSE team, let Tim O'Conner know (timothyoconner@sbcglobal.net).
Proceeds benefit the AOC Fort Worth Scholarship Fund.

Shotgun Start, “4 Person Scramble,” Tee Time at 8:30 AM
Clubs can be rented on site for about $10. Everything else is covered.  

 

Chapter Meeting - October 9

Information-based Requirement Development and Management

Presenter: Lou Wheatcraft

Abstract: This presentation proposes an Information-based Requirement Development and Management (I-RDM) approach to developing and managing requirements from the perspective that requirements should not be developed and managed separate from other system data and information model development and management activities. Instead, requirements should be developed and managed concurrently from the beginning of the project as an integral part of the data and information modeling activities. If done correctly, the Systems Engineering (SE) tools will adhere to data sharing standards that will result in the project having the ability to form an integrated or federated data and information model of the system of interest that includes all artifacts and work products generated during all SE lifecycle phases with established traceability that is accessible by both the requirements development and design teams. That way, the design team will not have to import an often-defective set of design input requirements and analyze those requirements, correct defects, and then develop their design model and resulting design outputs. Instead the design modeling team would work concurrently with the I-RDM team through scope definition, concept maturation and feasibility activities, defining stakeholder needs, transforming those needs into a well-formed set of design input requirement expressions. Using this concurrent data and information modeling approach, the start of detailed design would be a continuation of the data and information modeling activities that begin at the start of the project. Thus, the design output development activities would begin with a mature system data and information model rather than a set of requirements whose quality is questionable with no underlying data and information model from which the requirements were transformed.

Bio
: Lou Wheatcraft is a senior product manager for Requirements Experts (RE)/ Seilevel, who educates organizations on the importance of developing and writing well-formed requirements and helps them implement Requirement Development and Management (RD&M) processes based on industry best practices. Lou has taught over 190 requirement seminars over the last 18 years.
Lou works with both government and industry clients. Lou has spoken at Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter meetings, INCOSE conferences and chapter meetings. Lou has had published and presented a multitude of papers on requirement RD&M topics for NASA’s PM Challenge, INCOSE, INCOSE INSIGHT Magazine, and Crosstalk Magazine. Lou is a member of INCOSE, Chair of the INCOSE Requirements Working Group, a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), the World Futures Society, and the National Honor Society of Pi Alpha Alpha. Lou has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, an MA degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, an MS degree in Environmental Management from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, and has completed the course work for an MS degree in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Lou is the primary contributor to RE’s blog on requirements best practices. The blog can be assessed at: http://www.reqexperts.com/blog

Chapter Meeting - November 13

TBD Title

Presenter: Saulius Pavalkis

Abstract: Coming Soon.

Bio
: Coming Soon.

End of Year Networking Event - December 8

Where: La Hacienda Ranch
5250 Hwy 121,
Colleyville, TX 76034

When: December 8, 5:30 P.M.

What: Buffet style dinner 
Dinner Includes: Unlimited Portions- Chips, salsa, chicken and beef fajitas, grilled shrimp, cheese enchiladas topped with chili, Tex Mex rice & beans, sour cream, guacamole, pico-de-gallo, grated cheese and fresh tortillas.
Dress code is casual.


How much: Members and their guest pay $12 per person in advance and cover their own beverages onsite. The chapter pays the rest.

Member reservations are confirmed once the member has paid. Members may cancel the reservation by November 30 for a full refund. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after the 30th. 

Payments are made payable to the INCOSE North Texas Chapter Treasurer at  TBD address. Yvonne and Jerome will collect direct payments from those who wish to do so.

Dinner Agenda:
-welcome new members
-congratulate newly certified
-accomplishments throughout year
-introduce 2019 board members


Chapter Meeting - December 11

TBD Title

Presenter: Jeff Daniels

Abstract: Coming Soon.

Bio
: Coming Soon.