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

Physical Locations

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

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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,,495813#
Global Meet (Video/Audio) -

Upcoming Chapter Events

MBSE Meeting - February 23

As a reminder, this group was formed with the purpose of improving our professional skills by learning how to apply MBSE on a project. Our project will be to model the processes in the INCOSE SE Handbook using Cameo and UAF, which will improve our knowledge of the SE processes along with developing our modeling skills. If you want to be part of the group, let Yvonne and Barry know. Send an email to: bpapke @ nomagic . com; yvonne_bijan @ Hotmail . com and please put MBSE LIG in the subject line. For those of you expressing an interest in more personal or face to face meeting or tutorials in the ongoing survey, this meets all of those. We meet face to face in Allen for our lessons in UAF and Cameo.

Chapter Meeting - March 12

MBSE for PLM: Part of the Digital Systems Life Cycle

Presenter: Sarena Gazic and Raymon Smith

Abstract: This presentation is about the practical application for modeling as it is applied to the amalgamation of disparate data in the deployment of information systems.  The focus of the approach entails the modeling of people, processes, and system data that are required through the ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 System Life Cycle Processes. In this approach, we are using SysML (Systems Modeling Language) to connect what is deemed essential in requirements to the structure and behavior of the fielded tool.  This system model shapes the deployment for the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) environment and interfaces to legacy systems.  The presentation also discusses model-generated artifacts that are used for tool deployment, external system integration, and end user training.

Bio: Sarena Gazic is a Systems/Software Engineer and owner of SGGE, a consulting company she started in 2011. Her company sets up modeling environments, trains users in UML/SysML/UPDM, develops automation tools, and develops systems engineering products. Prior to that she worked for 3 companies in the defense industry on most phases of the program lifecycle. She has 19 years of model based engineering experience, including large programs with distributed users. She has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a Physics concentration.


Raymon Smith is a Project Manager for StraCon Services Group.  He is currently leading a team in deploying a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach to Product Lifecycle Management tool implementation.  Raymon has over 10 years of DoD experience spanning systems engineering from requirements and architecture definition to mechanical and electrical design through verification and validation.  Throughout his time working with the DoD, Raymon has focused on how to better design and support complex defense systems by implementing sophisticated digital tools that enable a holistic lifecycle understanding.  He has a M.S. in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and B.S. degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.  

Dallas Makerspace Tour- April 5

INCOSE NTX members, their families, and friends are invited to tour the Dallas Makerspace.
Dallas Makerspace is a non-profit, shared community workshop and laboratory that supports local artists, engineers, makers, and thinkers who work together to provide tools and learning resources to the public. They use these resources to collaborate on individual and community projects in order to promote science, technology and art; while working and experimenting on innovative ideas to encourage learning within our community. For more information on the Dallas Makerspace, visit their website at
We will provide details on how to sign up soon.

Socorro Systems Summit Apr 5-6, 2019
Two Days of Collaborative Exchange on Open Issues

Keynote Speaker: Kerry Lunney, INCOSE President Elect.

NRAO Very Large Array tour and SEP exam are free, Summit cost is $100.

Workshops focus on collaborative definition of the problem space, not the solution.

Eight Topics: participants can attend 4 prelim workshops day 1 and 2 detail workshops day 2.

  • What impedes and would facilitate full life cycle consideration by system developers?
  • What impedes and would enable agile systems engineering in mixed discipline projects?
  • What impedes and would establish effective problem space attention over a solution focus rush?
  • What impedes and would encourage mixed discipline systems engineering training?
  • What impedes and would facilitate women as leaders in systems engineering?
  • What impedes and would encourage and facilitate student involvement in Chapter and WG activities?
  • What impedes and would facilitate dealing with complexity, emergence, and assessment in autonomous systems?
  • What impedes and would encourage verification and validation of SE models?

Chapter Meeting - April 9


Presenter: Lou Wheatcraft

Abstract: Coming Soon.

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:


Chapter Meeting - May 14


Presenter: Dr. Long S Dong

Abstract: Coming Soon.

Bio: Long Dong has a PhD in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University (SMU). He conducts research in systems engineering with focuses in systems design maturity assessment, systems engineering capabilities maturity, program management and systems affordability and systems effectiveness. He has a Bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering and Technology, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from SMU. He has worked at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for 17 years. He served as Technical Development Vice President of INCOSE, North Texas Chapter in 2016.


The North Texas Chapter will probably host the next exam at the end of May in Allen, Tx. Planning is in progress. Details will be posted when the plans are complete.

Chapter Meeting - June 11


Presenter: TBD

Abstract: TBD
Bio: TBD 

Chapter Meeting - July 9


Presenter: Dr. Saulis Pavalkis

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: Saulius Pavalkis is the Chief MBSE Solutions Architect at Dassault Systems (Former No Magic, Inc.). Saulius has 15 years of experience working on modeling solutions working as a consultant, trainer, PLM products integration manager, a former analyst in the R&D department core MagicDraw team. Saulius is helping with successful MBSE adoption at major companies: Ford, Boeing, NASA, Orbital ATK (NGC), Draper. Saulius has Ph.D. in Software Engineering – models traceability, BS, and MS in Telecommunication and Electronics Engineering. Last few years represents No Magic, Inc. at INCOSE CAB. In 2018 Saulius received lifetime achievement award from No Magic, Inc. “Cameo Award for Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Excellence.” Founder and chief editor of a modeling community blog ( dedicated to sharing practical model-based engineering experience. Contributor to systems engineering conferences: INCOSE IS, NDIA, GLRC, NMWS.

Chapter Meeting - August 13

TBD Application of MBSE in AGILE Development
TBD Presenter: Jason Forth, NAVAIR
TBD Abstract: NAVAIR’s latest program goal is to deploy, integrate, and sustain significant interoperable technology upgrades to increase the mission profile of the aircraft system in the coming years. The Northrop Grumman MBSE Agile Team has been establishing a system model for the as is product baseline, to be designed baseline, and the processes for each technical discipline with modeling approaches to transition into a digital technical baseline for the program. In the last two releases, the team has been developing modeling approach activity diagrams and style guide diagrams within the architecture modeling application, CAMEO Enterprise Architect®, to meet the Systems Engineering Modeling and Architecture Plan (SEMAP). The approach diagram provides each sprint team the “tasks, work products, and flow” to complete each type of modeling domain (e.g. behavioral) while the style guide diagrams are unique example diagrams with aligning requirements for each definition and usage of objects compliant with UAF and best practices from industry following Object-Oriented System Engineering Methodology (OOSEM). The team is also extending current NAVAIR profiles like classification of each element and view while developing new profiles for data rights and approval. Other MBSE efforts in the corporate portfolio will be able to leverage these style guides, approach diagrams, and profiles to establish system modeling methods for applying system engineering models to streamline digital technical reviews, submit digital deliverables, and increase technical competencies integration into generating their modeling approaches within the broader system model.
Bio: Jason Forth is a Senior Systems Engineering Architect for the Naval Air Warfare Center – Aircraft Division (NAWCAD, or simply NAVAIR) stationed in Patuxent River, MD. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University, and a Masters of Engineering in Systems Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, with graduate certificates in System of Systems and System Architecture. Jason has extensive experience on both the OEM contractor and government sides of acquisition, with particular experience in Cybersecurity, as well as System and SW Safety, that he brings to his role as a Systems Engineering Architect. He is currently assigned to the System Engineering Transformation (SET) initiative at NAVAIR, serving as a lead SE Architect for various pilot program efforts the command has identified.

Chapter Meeting - September 10


Presenter: Dr. Kristin Giammarco

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: Dr. Kristin Giammarco is an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), where she teaches courses in system architecture and design, system integration, systems software engineering, and model-based systems engineering. She conducts research in the use and development of formal methods for systems architecture modeling as well as system and software behavioral modeling and architectural patterns with students and colleagues within and outside of NPS.  Dr. Giammarco is a member of INCOSE, the Lifecycle Modeling Language Steering Committee, and the International Society for Systems Pathology.  She holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering, an M.S. in Systems Engineering Management, and a Certificate in Advanced Systems Engineering from NPS and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. 


Chapter Meeting - October 8


Presenter: Paul White

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: Paul is a senior systems engineer at KIHOMAC in Layton, Utah.  He works with BAE on the ICBM
Minuteman III and GBSD platforms and has worked on the A-10C aircraft.  Previously, he worked on the
Airbus A400M and Boeing EDCU programs for Astronautics Corporation of America in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin; on both the Big Safari and IBS programs for L-3 Communications in Greenville, Texas; and in
factory automation for Hyundai in Eugene, Oregon.  He has nineteen years of experience in the aerospace industry. Paul has been an INCOSE member since 2007 serving in various top leadership roles in the North Texas (Dallas - Fort Worth) Chapter,  Chicagoland Chapter, and Wasatch (Utah) Chapter.  He is the current president of the Wasatch Chapter.  Paul has been a leader in the annual Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC) since 2012 including conference chair for the 6th and 8th conferences.  He is the conference chair for the first annual Western States Regional Conference (WSRC) in Ogden, Utah. He has a graduate certificate in Systems Engineering and Architecting from the Stevens Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.  He is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) through INCOSE.   

Chapter Meeting - November 12


Presenter: Ken Garlington

Abstract: TBD .

Bio: Ken Garlington has worked as a software engineer and systems engineer at Lockheed Martin for 34 years on various weapons systems. His current role is as a Senior Staff Systems Engineer in the Aeronautics Engineering and Technology department. His interests include safety related systems and the use of Agile and Lean principles in the systems engineering discipline. He holds Master’s degrees in software engineering and systems engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington..  

Chapter Meeting - December 10


Presenter: TBD

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.