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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 MFC- Grand Prairie
*Raytheon- McKinney

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

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The meetings are not recorded. Presentation are posted in the library and resources during the following weekend if we receive the presentation.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Chapter Meeting February 21

Requirements Modeling and Automated Testcase Generation  by Dalton L'Heureux

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The Requirements Table block allows you to find errors in your system earlier by analyzing requirements for 'completeness' and 'consistency' before you even begin your design!... This is the story you are told every time someone talks about the Requirements Table block, but there's a more valuable picture to be painted. By making use of Simulink Design Verifier, Simulink Test and Simulink Coverage, we can generate testcases from our modeled requirements, and verify our design is meeting those requirements without needing to manually write thousands of testcases. And best of all, since we've independently modeled our requirements and our design, our generated testcases have the potential to yield complete requirement, model, and code coverage valid under safety critical verification standards.


Dalton obtained a BSE in Aerospace Engineering and a MSE in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dalton worked as a Systems Engineer at Collins Aerospace, developing flight software for the Boeing 777X and Bombardier C-Series Aircraft. At Collins, his main responsibilities were in specification modeling and test case development and generation. In April 2020, Dalton joined the MathWorks as an Application Engineer with a focus in helping aerospace customers best utilize the MathWorks' Systems Engineering, Verification & Validation, and Code Generation tools for DO-178C certification and other high integrity/safety-critical applications.

Chapter Meeting December 13

INCOSE RWG 2022 year in review by Mr. Lou Wheatcraft 

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The INCOSE Requirements Working Group is one of the largest and most active of the INCOSE WGs.   This presentation will cover the activities we have been involved during 2022 and our accomplishments.  Our major accomplishments involved monthly RWG Exchange Cafes’ on various topics, release of our major products, and collaboration with other working groups.  This presentation will give an overview of these accomplishments for 2022 and outline our plans for FY2023.


Lou Wheatcraft is a senior consultant and managing member of Wheatland Consulting, LLC. Lou is an internationally recognized expert in systems engineering with a focus on needs, requirements definition and management and verification and validation across the system lifecycle. Lou has over 50 years’ experience in systems engineering, including 22 years in the United States Air Force. Lou has taught over 200 requirement seminars over the last 22 years. Lou supports clients from government and industries involved in developing and managing systems and products including aerospace, defense, medical devices, consumer goods, transportation, and energy. Lou is very active in the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and is a past chair and current co-chair of the Requirements Working Group (RWG).  Lou is a principal author of several RWG manuals and guides.  Lou has spoken at Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter meetings and INCOSE conferences and chapter meetings. Lou has published and presented many papers concerning needs and requirements development and management for NASA’s PM Challenge, INCOSE, INCOSE INSIGHT Magazine, and Crosstalk Magazine. 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.


Chapter Meeting June 14

Feature Space:  Where System Value, Purpose, Risk, and  Configurability All Come Together by Dr. William "Bill" Schindel 

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Model-based digital engineering offers the possibility of clarity of models that powered the scientific revolution. Among the surprising results of this is realization that, for sufficiently structured  models, some seemingly separate aspects of engineering can be collapsed into a simpler integrated representation. Engineers are accustomed to thinking of mission engineering, stakeholder needs analysis, requirements engineering, optimization of design, risk analysis, and engineering of product line variants as a series of related but different subjects that  collectively add up to a complex problem. In this talk, we will summarize some implications of the question  “What is the smallest model of a system?”  for purposes of engineering and science across the life cycle. We will  take a look at Feature Space, how it reduces degrees of freedom to give a clearer integrated  view of system value, purpose,  risk, and configurability,  along with SysML realization of this approach. 


Bill Schindel is president of ICTT System Sciences. His engineering career began in mil/aero systems with IBM Federal Systems, included faculty service at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and founding of three systems enterprises.  

He chairs the INCOSE MBSE Patterns Working Group, and served on the lead team of the INCOSE Agile Systems Engineering Life Cycle Discovery Project. He is an active member of the ASME VV50 working group on model credibility in advance manufacturing, and the AIAA digital thread and digital twin case study teams.  

Schindel is an INCOSE Fellow and CSEP, and is a director and past president of the INCOSE Crossroads of America Chapter.  


INCOSE International Symposium Hybrid event June 25-30

INCOSE International Symposium 2022


Top 10 Reasons to attend: 

1. Learn something new that you can use on the job!
The technical program is filled with keynotes, tutorials, presentations, and panels that address the most relevant topics in systems engineering. Come prepared with tough questions to ask our speakers and plan to bring your newfound knowledge back to the office when you return.
2. Take advantage of the program
Enjoy a very diversified and full program on different application domains through keynotes, presentations, panels...Participate in high level Systems Engineering tutorials. Be informed on the latest practices in Systems Engineering.
3. Expand your network of colleagues in the systems engineering community!
New questions arise every day on the job. Consider how great it could be to pick up the phone, or send an email, to ask a colleague with similar experiences how they have addressed the same challenge. Private and group chats will be available during the event.
4. Be inspired!
The convocation of systems engineering includes many forward looking thought-leaders who may offer just the motivation you need to read a new book or learn more about new methods that will benefit you in your daily life, both personally and professionally.
5. Hear the latest announcements from our sponsors!
It can be hard to keep up-to-date with developments in SE throughout the year, so this provides a unique opportunity to gain insights on the latest thinking and tool support for
Systems Engineering. Meet our sponsors/exhibitors in the exhibit hall and through their virtual booth on the event platform. Discover their latest products and services.
6. Gain Professional Development Units (PDUs)
Claim 1 PDU toward your INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) certification per hour of participation, or toward other organizations depending on the subject matter.
7. Enhance your knowledge
Take the INCOSE knowledge exam & get certified as an Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) or Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP).
8. Learn beyond your field or interest
The program includes 24 domains and 34 represented topics with speakers and attendees from all over the world.
9. Contribute and advance the discipline
Share your experience, points of view, approaches and best practices with other speakers, interact during coffee breaks and lunches. Stay connected with others at all times through private chat.
10. Be an actor in the INCOSE community
Meet the INCOSE Leadership during social events, and engage in an open discussion

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Chapter Meeting July 12


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Faculty Perspective of Academic Equivalency: Bob Kenley, ESEP

Mrunmayi Joshi

Sep 19, 2022

Here is an interview with Bob Kenley from Purdue University which talks about his experience and perspective as a faculty of the academic equivalency program. Happy SEPtember! 


This interview was done in 2022.

Q1. What is your role related to INCOSE’s Academic Equivalency?

»  I am faculty member overseeing our one course for academic equivalency and teaching other systems courses in our curriculum.

Q2. What is one of your proudest professional achievements?

»  A three-semester sequence of student projects supporting the INCOSE Professional Development portal: (1) an undergrad Industrial Engineering senior design project that developed a proof of concept, (2) an MBA project that investigated market feasibility, and (3) an undergrad Computer Graphics Technology senior design project that developed a prototype.

Q3. What skills do you think a systems engineer should develop during their education?

» We prefer to think more along the lines of higher-level learning objectives rather than skills. Understanding various quantitative and qualitative approaches to systems engineering, with case studies, concepts, and readings to support interdisciplinary project work. Developing patterns of systems thinking, understanding systems engineering processes and methods, understanding the theory for model-based systems engineering, and using a model-based systems engineering tool. How to apply multiple systems concepts and methods. Performing critical thinking about how the concepts and methods are applicable to the problematic situations of real-world projects and how well the project teams are able to perform the required activities.

Q4. What was your university’s motivation behind joining the academic equivalency program?

» Industrial partners for our online program were seeking an academic equivalence course for their employees.

Q5. What do you see as the benefits of the academic equivalency program for a university and a student?

» For the university, it can lead to a broader set of industrial partners. For the students, it can lead to a greater understanding of what is really needed to become a certified systems engineering professional as well as learning the knowledge that is in the Handbook.

Q6. What methods do you use to teach SE courses effectively?

»  Lectures on the Handbook and the INCOSE Competency Framework, readings based on the lectures, and quizzes. Online discussion forums about certification and about professional competencies. Writing assignments that critique the literature in the field, e.g. papers from Systems Engineering and the International Symposium.

Q7. How do your SE courses help students to deepen their understanding of systems engineering?

» We cover multiple scientific frameworks, methodologies, and application domains that give student different perspectives that include “traditional” systems engineering and other approaches to the engineering of systems.

Q8. How do your SE courses differ from those at other universities?

» Purdue Systems Collaboratory offers a Graduate Certificate in Systems that is a 9-credit hour program designed for students and professionals across all majors who want to gain understanding and practical skills in systems thinking, systems science, and systems engineering. The Certificate program is a response to the need for a new generation of leaders with holistic perspective, who can address the most challenging and complex problems of today’s societies. Also, we offer a 100% online, 30-credit hour systems engineering (SYS) concentration packed in our Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)/Master of Science (MS) degree. This program was created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge with graduate-level knowledge of systems engineering, from which they will be able to apply state-of-the art methods in designing, analyzing, and controlling the next generation of complex systems that respond to rapidly changing environments. The concentration aims to develop professionals who are both well-grounded in interdisciplinary engineering as well as prepared to create and execute trans-disciplinary processes that result in engineered systems that are responsive to stakeholders' needs. Application areas include next-generation air traffic management, sustainable buildings, intelligent healthcare devices, healthcare delivery systems, flexible manufacturing integrated with design, next generation transportation systems, and next generation intelligent systems.

Q9. What is your advice for universities or institutes considering applying for academic equivalency?

» Keep it to one course. Do not limit the course to testing knowledge of the Handbook. The students will be happier that they learned more, and your colleagues will be happier that the course goes beyond rote memorization and is truly worthy of being treated as a graduate-level course.

Q10. How can we reach out to you?

» You can reach me at:

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