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Chapter Events

The SOARizona Chapter hosts and participates with regional chapters on Systems Engineering topics of interest.  Attendees discuss problems of importance in their work, and learn about Systems Engineering efforts in local, regional, and national organizations.  They include brief seminars with a presentation by an invited speaker, workshops, and conferences.  All events are advertised here and/or via the SOARizona Chapter e-mail list.
 
  • Sign up for our e-mail list here  (Google group).
  • View the chapter calendar here.

  • Venue: There are 3 ways to join us, depending on the event:

    1) In person at Raytheon airport site - RSVP to Raytheon airport site
    2) In person at The University of Arizona - RSVP to UofA
    3) Virtual using GlobalMeet
     

    SOARizona Chapter Meeting Information

    Chapter meetings and some speaker meetings will be held jointly or as an onsite event.  In these cases, the date, time, and location will be provided in the Event notice on the website and emailed to the chapter email list.

    When remote sites are available, the following information can be used:

    Raytheon - please click on the RSVP link to send a request to the Raytheon coordinator, who will then add you to the calendar invite at the company.

    University of Arizona - please click on the RSVP link to send a request to the UofA coordinator, who will then add you to the calendar invite at the University.  As we determine a consistent location, we will add the information to the website.  In the meantime, look for the information in the meeting announcements.

    The GlobalMeet service offers two options to participate for anyone who can not attend in person: 

    1. Web meeting.  The GlobalMeet service is at: https://incose.pgimeet.com/GlobalmeetThree.  Please join as Guest. You will have options to connect the audio portion through either your computer or your phone at that time.

    2. Telephone / Audio Only.  Dial 1-866-398-2885 (toll free).  Guest Passcode: 195 372 9323

    Upcoming Chapter Events

    Enchantment Meeting Speaker: Paul Davies - Interface Management, The Neglected Orphan of Systems Engineering

    • Date:
      June 09, 2021 - 04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
      MT
    • Location: Online, GlobalMeet
    • Venue:
      Online
    • Contact: Ann Hodges
    • Email: alhodge@sandia.gov
    • Phone: 505 - 951 - 7067

    Abstract: Every Interface is an opportunity to lose information, time, control and / or money through contention between stakeholders at either end. There are many issues surrounding Interface management, which are relatively unexplored in the engineering literature. Interface management is perceived as a critical skill in the engineering of successful systems (INCOSE TP-2018-002-01.0), but finding useful material on the subject proves elusive. It is not that there is a gap in the collective Body of Knowledge (BoK) – but there is definitely a gap in the documented BoK. This paper explores some of the characteristics of this gap, and outlines some of the key concepts in best practice. Along the way, the differences between best practice for interfaces and best perceived practice for architecting systems are noted, and recommendations for changes in approach are given.

    Speaker Biography:
    Paul supposedly retired in early 2014, but soon realized he needed to give something back to the systems engineering community and help mentor the next generation of practitioners. An experienced systems engineer with a sound track record in delivering successful projects over thirty years in the defense and aerospace industry, six years in the nuclear industry, and a couple of years in rail, he has a wealth of diverse experience to call on. Paul has conducted training courses and workshops in requirements, interface management, verification and validation, systems engineering management, competence assessment, and SE return on investment, with very positive feedback.

    Up-Coming Regional Events

    Enchantment Meeting Speaker: Paul Davies - Interface Management, The Neglected Orphan of Systems Engineering

    • Date:
      June 09, 2021 - 04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
      MT
    • Location: Online, GlobalMeet
    • Venue:
      Online
    • Contact: Ann Hodges
    • Email: alhodge@sandia.gov
    • Phone: 505 - 951 - 7067

    Abstract: Every Interface is an opportunity to lose information, time, control and / or money through contention between stakeholders at either end. There are many issues surrounding Interface management, which are relatively unexplored in the engineering literature. Interface management is perceived as a critical skill in the engineering of successful systems (INCOSE TP-2018-002-01.0), but finding useful material on the subject proves elusive. It is not that there is a gap in the collective Body of Knowledge (BoK) – but there is definitely a gap in the documented BoK. This paper explores some of the characteristics of this gap, and outlines some of the key concepts in best practice. Along the way, the differences between best practice for interfaces and best perceived practice for architecting systems are noted, and recommendations for changes in approach are given.

    Speaker Biography:
    Paul supposedly retired in early 2014, but soon realized he needed to give something back to the systems engineering community and help mentor the next generation of practitioners. An experienced systems engineer with a sound track record in delivering successful projects over thirty years in the defense and aerospace industry, six years in the nuclear industry, and a couple of years in rail, he has a wealth of diverse experience to call on. Paul has conducted training courses and workshops in requirements, interface management, verification and validation, systems engineering management, competence assessment, and SE return on investment, with very positive feedback.