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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
*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



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Contact INCOSE North Texas Chapter ntxinfo@incose.net to be added to our meeting emails.
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 December 13

INCOSE RWG 2022 year in review by Mr. Lou Wheatcraft 




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Abstract:  

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.


Bio

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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Abstract:  

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. 


Bio

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

TBA
 

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Graduate perspective on Academic Equivalency: Kahdeem Cohens, ASEP

Mrunmayi Joshi

Sep 30, 2022
Here is an interview with Kahdeem Cohens, a graduate from Cornell University which talks about his experience and perspective as a graduate from the academic equivalency program. Happy SEPtember!

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This interview was conducted in 2022.

Q1. What is your current role/position?

» I am a Systems Engineer Sr, Model-Based Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin Corporation, Aeronautics.

Q2. What are your next career goals?

» I am actively enhancing my systems engineering skillset--both depth and breadth--with ambitions of stepping into formal Systems Engineering leadership, i.e., Systems Engineering Associate Manager.

Q3. What have you learned about systems engineering in school?

» I learnt that Systems engineering is the central repository for all things architecture and requirements. Engaging the systems engineering discipline early and often will pay dividends throughout a system's lifecycle.

Q4. What interests you about systems engineering?

» What interests me about Systems Engineering is that it touches all domains--both technical and non-technical. In order to ensure a system's or program's success, systems engineering must be involved from the outset to ensure the right thing is being built and that the thing is being built right.

Q5. What motivated you to get SEP certification?

» Obtaining SEP certification was a means for me to formally communicate that I had a baseline understanding of the systems engineering discipline in an objective manner. Given that I wanted to pivot into the discipline, it was a natural stepping stone.

Q6. How did the academic equivalency program benefit you?

» Academic equivalency benefitted me as I ultimately obtained my Master of Engineering degree. Moreover, I got my certification without sitting for the formal knowledge exam. Standardized testing, like the knowledge exam, is not always the best means to test one's conceptual understanding of a discipline or topic.

Q7. How did taking courses under the academic equivalency program help you deepen your understanding of SE?

»  At Cornell University, we applied all our systems engineering learnings to generate what we called a compendium. This final project required us to understand the intricacies of systems engineering, its benefits, and why the industry is currently shifting to becoming model-based versus document-based. It provided a great foundation as I pivoted into the discipline within my career.

Q8. What is your advice for students and research professionals pursuing SEP certification?

» I promote SEP certification. I would suggest that everyone considering it do some introspection on their "why." In an ideal world, all systems engineering professionals are INCOSE SEPs for personal motivations like recognition, objective communication of your knowledge, and the ability to apply systems engineering learnings in the workplace. Not to mention, INCOSE SEP certifications are portable and universally recognized across industries. Maintaining your INCOSE SEP certification also ensures you develop skills through continued professional development. Continued education (via earning PDUs) ensures you are aware of industry-wide changes and can adapt and succeed.

Q9. How can we reach out to you?

» You can reach out to me at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kahdeemcohens/


Know more about Academic Equivalency from here.

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