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

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



Remote Program Access
Contact incose.ntx @ out look . com to be added to our meeting emails.


Upcoming Chapter Events

Chapter Meeting May  12

The Digital Thread, Advanced Manufacturing, and Industry 4.0 by Dr. Don Kinard

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: Over the past decade or so the digital thread has provided great opportunities to improve engineering and manufacturing products and has allowed unprecedented levels of automation in the aerospace industry. More recently the maturation of the digital thread has provided opportunities to integrate our large IT systems to initiate the start of Industry 4.0, the next industrial revolution, the revolution of data.

Bio: Dr. Don Kinard is a Senior Fellow for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Production Operations and has been with LM for 35 years. Currently Don supports Digital Transformation at Aeronautics as well as programs such as F-35. Prior to his current assignment he was lead for the F-35 Fighter Production System (rate transition) development for F-35 and earlier the Director of F-35 Production Engineering responsible for Joint Strike Fighter Tooling, Planning, Manufacturing Engineering, and Aircraft Systems Testing. Before joining F-35 in 2004 Dr. Kinard held various positions in both Engineering and Manufacturing during his 18 years on the F-22.

Don is also the lead for the LM Corporate Fellow’s Manufacturing Team whose objective is to develop and share engineering, manufacturing, and sustainment technologies throughout all of the LM business units. His technical interests include materials and structures, digital thread integration, Industry 4.0, manufacturing technology, manufacturing system design, and production management. In 2018 Dr. Kinard was named as one of the Smart Industries 50 leaders in digital transformation honoring individuals across industry who are making a difference in their organizations’ pursuit and embrace of digital transformation.

Dr. Kinard earned a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a PhD (Physical Chemistry- Polymers/Composites focused) from Texas A&M University.
 

 


Peterbilt Tour - Postponed

Join us for a factory tour of Peterbilt

Location: 3200 Airport Rd, Denton, TX 75207
Closed toe shoes and pants are required. No shorts or loose clothing. You may bring your own safety glasses if you have them. We will provide safety glasses for those that need them. Prefer you take off watches and jewelry. If you have a metal belt buckle don’t lean against any cabs or trucks.
This event will be for chapter members, their families, and friends. However, children under 16 may not get approval. We are willing to put them on the list and try, but they have denied them in the past. We must provide a list of names by April 24th.


 

 




Chapter Meeting June 9

Early System V&V Using SysML Simulation by Saulius (Saul) Pavalkis, Phd

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: Webinar demonstrates recent trends in system model execution with SysML to perform early validation and latter architecture and design verification. We will demonstrate system simulation, automated requirements verification, test cases specification and automated execution. We will use Cameo Simulation Toolkit which is integrating pluggable evaluation engines and standards to enable out of the box system model execution and analysis.

NASA perspective on recent trends in executable models: “This is an important development since it requires minimal configuration, can be used earlier in the lifecycle and can evolve as the design matures.”

Full hands-on one day tutorial on system simulation will be provided at MBSE Cyber Experience Symposium at Allen Texas. Reserve your spot at https://mbsecyberexperience2020.com/.

Bio: Saulius (Saul) Pavalkis, Phd - Chief MBSE Solutions Architect at 3DS CATIA | No Magic Cyber Systems Center of Excellence

17 years of experience working on modeling solutions. Working as a chief MBSE solutions architect, consultant, and trainer. Former analyst and PLM products integration manager in R&D department core MagicDraw team with 10 years of experience. Major expertise areas are MBSE, system simulation, SysML. Successfully helping major companies to adopt MBSE.

Major practical expertise areas are MBSE, system simulation, requirements, data interchange, SysML, UML, traceability, modeling solutions, change and configuration management. Helping major companies adopting MBSE: Ford, Boeing, NASA, NGC, Draper, Raytheon, UTAS, BAH, MITRE, L3Harris. Multiple research and practical articles in model-based architecture and analysis at INCOSE, NDIA, etc. Founder of "MBSE Execution" Youtube channel on model simulation and chief editor of a modeling community blog (blog.nomagic.com) dedicated to sharing practical model-based engineering experience. Representative at INCOSE CAB. In 2018 received lifetime achievement in MBSE and Modeling award from No Magic, Inc. “Cameo Award for Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Excellence.”
BS Electronics and telecommunication (Kaunas University of Technology)
MS Telecommunication engineering (Kaunas University of Technology)
PhD Computer Science (Kaunas University of Technology)
OCSMP - OMG-Certified SysML Modeling Professional
OCUP - OMG-Certified UML Professional
ASEP - Associated SE profesional (CSEP is pending).
 

 



2020 MBSE Cyber Experience Symposium

21-24 June 2020 Postponed to 2021

Allen, Texas

Register Here


Chapter Meeting July 14

TBD

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.
 

 



Chapter Meeting August 11

TBD by Dr. Long Dong

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.
 

 



Chapter Meeting September 8

TBD by Ken Garlington

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.
 

 



Chapter Meeting October 13

TBD by Chris Schreiber

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.
 

 



Chapter Meeting November 10

TBD by Ursula Christian

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.
 

 



Holiday event will be held Friday, December 04, 2020

Location is TBD

Save the date.


 

 



All Events

Continuing Madness: Methods Behind System Architecting Challenged

  • Date:
    Nov 21, 2019 - 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    CT
  • Address: 455 Regency Park
  • Location: O'Fallon, IL
  • Venue:
    Bella Milano
  • Contact: Mike McCarthy
  • Email: mike.mccarthy@incose-mgc.org

Thanks to everyone for coming to the event. Download a copy of Bob Scheurer's presentation here.

In November, INCOSE-MGC is coming out to the Metro East for a presentation. Bob Scheurer of Boeing will speak about System Architecting.

Event info

  • When: Thursday, 21 November, 2019
  • Where: Bella Milano, O'Fallon, Illinois

     

  • Who: Anyone who wants to understand the future of systems engineering by examining the past of systems engineering (spoiler alert: they're similar to each other).
  • Abstract

    System architecting has been performed for multiple decades now, yet positive outcomes are still elusive in far too many cases. Observations and lessons learned in a paper written by the author 25 years ago are as relevant now as they were in 1994. Visions shared by leaders today have an appealing allure, just like those shared in times past: claims of greater system development accuracy, completeness, traceability to requirements, and over-all better development economics and customer satisfaction are among those being proclaimed again today. Resultant architectures still suffer from problems for developers and complaints from users and other stakeholders. Then as now, certain necessary ingredients to an architecting process are needed in order to achieve the often-elusive benefits. So, is there anything different today which can lead to better outputs and outcomes than many years ago?

    This presentation will re-examine the architecting methods, tools, training, and other elements of an enabling environment that are used (or not used) today to see what may have really changed. Questions will be raised and answered as to what can be helping versus hurting attainment of architecting success and useful system architectures. It will also explore architecting frameworks today and their implementation to understand if they are meeting their intended purposes. Finally, observations as to what is needed to get to better, more useful architectures and architecture processes will be offered, including the integral need to employ a methodology to reduce or eliminate architecting madness.

    Speaker Bio

    Bob Scheurer is an Associate Technical Fellow at the Boeing Company with 36 years of engineering experience in both defense and commercial industries. He is currently involved with defining, applying, and assessing Systems Engineering and integration practices across Boeing Defense, Space, and Security (BDS), including architecting and model-based systems engineering (MBSE).

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