TGCC Chapter Program April 2018
Overview of SE in Infrastructure
Infrastructure – System of Systems or a system at all?
Aerospace and Defense industries have enjoyed the benefits of systems engineering (SE) for decades. The massive infrastructure industry is seeing increases in project size, scope, and budget that push the limits of traditional project management techniques. Infrastructure managers are looking for new ways to support the development of larger-scale projects and programs. Over the past few years, SE has appeared in ways ranging from glimmers of systems thinking to specific federal requirements to follow the systems engineering process. This presentation will share an overview of how SE is applied in infrastructure programs: strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for growth and support of the wider systems engineering community. Project examples will include California High-Speed Rail, the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, and an Oklahoma Water Project.
Jennifer Russell, EISE, CSEP
Jennifer Russell, EISE, CSEP is a Senior Project Manager for Garver, LLC (https://garverusa.com/) an infrastructure design and consulting firm headquartered in Little Rock, AR. She has 24 years of experience in transportation, including 8 years as a Captain in the U.S. Army. As an infrastructure and transportation consultant for the past 13 years, Jennifer has focused on transportation system planning and systems engineering. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Engineering Psychology from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a M.S. (2003) and Engineer Degree (2007) in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.