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

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*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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Upcoming Chapter Events

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 on Academic Equivalency: Cihan Dagli

Mrunmayi Joshi

Sep 22, 2022

Here is an interview with Cihan Dagli of Missouri University of Science and Technology which talks about his experience and perspective as a faculty of the academic equivalency program. Happy SEPtember!

Cihan Dagli

This interview was done in 2022.

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

» I am the founder and program director of Systems Engineering Graduate program at Missouri S&T. I am an INCOSE fellow and former INCOSE Fellows chair.

Q2. What is one of your proudest professional achievements?» My proudest professional achievements are:
1. Founding organizing and chairing ANNIE Artificial Neural Network in Engineering Conferences 1991 -2011.
2. Founding organizing and chairing Complex Adaptive Systems Conferences 2012 to date
3. Founding and directing Systems Engineering Graduate Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology from 2000 to date 4. Integrating all these activities with the popular theme of today AI in Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering in AI based on over 40 years of experience in each of these fields

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

» Good systems engineers are excellent engineers and basic scientists first then systems engineers. We need to build up systems engineering , systems architecting, artificial intelligence, namely; adaptive or achromous systems and complex systems concepts based on strong foundation in engineering and applied science. Ability to think systems as a whole is a fundamental for them. This is generally identified with the term systems thinking. They should be good communicators, listeners who can formulate the right questions so that correct decision problems are defined and correct sequence of decision are made in responding dynamically changing needs. Our program is build on these ideas in our course design and integration and continuingly involving.

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

» Our basic motivation was to provide a platform for our program within INCOSE community so that we can continuously inform the community adaptive nature of the graduate program in meeting the needs of international practicing systems engineers as the systems that we are designing evolve. The second motivation was to create an ecosystems for system engineering education. Missouri S&T is a main partner of this new activity SEEE- SYSTEMS ENGINEERING EDUCATION ECOSYSTEM.

Q5. What do you see as the benefits of the academic equivalency program for a university and a student?» This is very well explained in the basic vision statement of SEEE. You can also see the founders and the team. I am one of the founders.
Q6. How do your SE courses differ from those at other universities?

» Our MS degree programs has a modular structure having six core systems engineering courses and four elective courses where students can earn a second graduate certificate based on their selection. Four out of six systems engineering core courses are sufficient to get a systems engineering graduate certificate. Second graduate certificate can be from system engineering or other engineering or basic science discipline. Hence each graduate has their unique characteristic in the degree they receive based on their choices of second graduate certificate. Here is an example program: . Computational Intelligence Engineering Emphasis SYS ENG 5101 Systems Engineering and Analysis SYS ENG 6102 Information Based Design SYS ENG 6103 Systems Life Cycle Costing SYS ENG 6104 Systems Architecting Receive Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate SYS ENG 5211 Computational Intelligence SYS ENG 5212 Introduction to Neural Networks and Applications SYS ENG 6213 Deep Learning and Advanced Neural Networks SYS ENG Elective: Like Modeling Complex Systems Receive Computational Intelligence Engineering Graduate Certificate Sys Eng 6542 Model Based Systems Engineering Sys Eng 6196 Systems Engineering Capstone Receive Master of Science in Systems Engineering.

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

» The students are exposed to a variety of opinions, tools and methodologies. The end point of the inclusion of design prototyping, electronics, software development, and validation from a real world customer is a more personal understanding of the processes and results of systems engineering realities.

Q8. What methods do you use to teach SE courses effectively?

» Our courses are synchronous live both on campus and off campus. They are recorded and archived for viewing 24/7 throughout the semester and deleted at the end of the semester. The systems engineering pedagogy used in the program is to expose students to the wide range of influences that program managers and systems engineers face in real programs, along with the systems engineering tools that are needed to produce the best balanced development of today’s complex systems, while incorporating “real-world” problems that expand the students’ knowledge base in the area of “system life-cycle.”

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

» They can look the programs of current universities who have secured INCOSE Academic Equivalency and contact them. I also advise them to look at SEEE- SYSTEMS ENGINEERING EDUCATION ECOSYSTEM vision links that I provided earlier.

Q10. How can we reach out to you?

» You can reach me at:

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