Orlando Chapter

Welcome to the INCOSE-Orlando Chapter!

The mission of the Orlando chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is to drive success in engineering programs for engineering organizations in industry, academia, and government and drive up the capabilities of its professionals including top executives and practicing engineers.

We host monthly presentations offering a topic that supports the goals for acquiring dramatic speed, precision, interoperability, and innovation using systems engineering and other practices.

Our Chapter Presentations are open to the professional community in Central Florida (with RSVP). The event begins with a free buffet dinner as a courtesy to our guests and members followed by one or two presenters who represent local organizations. The goal is to share knowledge, techniques, and success stories to drive improvement in product delivery throughout our community.

Our meetings occur on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 530pm at Rocket Technology HQ, which houses our INCOSE-Orlando office, at 13501 Ingenuity Drive, Suite 232, Orlando, Florida 32826.

Please check our calendar for the latest meeting date and topic.


Chapter Events


September 13, 2023: 530-8:00 PM

INCOSE-Orlando Chapter, September 2023 Presentation

Successful Technical Reviews with your Customers!

Presenter: Jim D. Smith, Senior Fellow, Lockheed Martin

Date and time

Wed, September 13, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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About this event

Many programs and organizations have a difficult time preparing for, and executing, technical reviews with their customer. There are many potential reasons for this; misunderstanding the technical entry/exit criteria for the review, poor preparation, incomplete definition of customer’s needs, and lack of fundamental presentation skills are some of the commonly observed errors. This one-hour talk will present the commonly used DoD technical reviews standards (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288.2 ‘IEEE Standard for Technical Reviews and Audits on Defense Programs’, NAVAIR’s Systems Engineering Technical Reviews Guidebook, and the DoD Systems Engineering Guidebook), and leverage extensive lessons learned from years of preparing for, and executing, technical reviews for a variety of customers. These lessons learned, and approaches include:

Successful review preparation
Defining entry/exit criteria and related engineering artifacts
Obtaining customer concurrence on the review approach
Fundamental presentation skills: not too much detail, not too little
Defining the review “value proposition”; what do YOU want from the review?
Typical DoD review entry/exit criteria across the defense life cycle

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Orlando Chapter Leadership

PresidentLink Parikh
Vice President/President ElectJudd Cheatwood
SecretaryIan Phillips
TreasurerBecky Matz
Past PresidentMark Sellers
Director at LargeWalter Hammond
Director at LargeLinda Britt
Director at LargeTom Herald
Director at Large/Education CommitteeEd Smith

Contact: Link Parikh, President

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