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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: Pat Foley - WBS Integration with an Effective Schedule

    • Date:
      Aug 11, 2021 04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
      MT
    • Location: Online, GlobalMeet
    • Contact: Ann Hodges
    • Email: alhodge@sandia.gov
    • Phone: 505-951-7067

    Abstract
    This presentation addresses the following questions:

    • How a WBS fits into the big picture of planning and managing a project
    • Why the WBS should form the foundation for project schedule development and elaboration
    • The hierarchial structure of a WBS
    • WBS nodes vs. project activities
    • Managing and relating WBS data within a project schedule

    Bio
    Mr. Foley is a highly experienced project controls data specialist who has built and supervised the deployment of complex project data management platforms. His business and technical qualifications span more than 30 years. He is employed by PM Tec Inc. and currently on contract to Sandia Laboratories. As a scheduling expert he has functioned as a team lead, team member, and subject matter expert in schedule controls for projects requiring broad institutional implementation as well as projects requiring detailed unit operation process improvement.  He is a scheduling expert in both Microsoft Project and Primavera P6.  He is also an accomplished VBA code writer and database designer/engineer.  As an active volunteer with the local PMI (Rio Grande) Chapter, he has delivered PMP prep course material for the chapter and conducted scheduler boot camp training at Sandia Labs.  

    Mr. Foley is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds an M.A. in Information and Communication Studies from California State University and a B.S. in International Business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

    Up-Coming Regional Events

    Enchantment Meeting Speaker: Pat Foley - WBS Integration with an Effective Schedule

    • Date:
      Aug 11, 2021 04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
      MT
    • Location: Online, GlobalMeet
    • Contact: Ann Hodges
    • Email: alhodge@sandia.gov
    • Phone: 505-951-7067

    Abstract
    This presentation addresses the following questions:

    • How a WBS fits into the big picture of planning and managing a project
    • Why the WBS should form the foundation for project schedule development and elaboration
    • The hierarchial structure of a WBS
    • WBS nodes vs. project activities
    • Managing and relating WBS data within a project schedule

    Bio
    Mr. Foley is a highly experienced project controls data specialist who has built and supervised the deployment of complex project data management platforms. His business and technical qualifications span more than 30 years. He is employed by PM Tec Inc. and currently on contract to Sandia Laboratories. As a scheduling expert he has functioned as a team lead, team member, and subject matter expert in schedule controls for projects requiring broad institutional implementation as well as projects requiring detailed unit operation process improvement.  He is a scheduling expert in both Microsoft Project and Primavera P6.  He is also an accomplished VBA code writer and database designer/engineer.  As an active volunteer with the local PMI (Rio Grande) Chapter, he has delivered PMP prep course material for the chapter and conducted scheduler boot camp training at Sandia Labs.  

    Mr. Foley is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds an M.A. in Information and Communication Studies from California State University and a B.S. in International Business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.