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Systems Engineering Surveys

There are many issues that can benefit from surveying a community for input to the topic.
This page provides a convenient place to access current open surveys relevant to the INCOSE audiences.
These surveys are the creation of the respective originators, and are not INCOSE surveys, nor are they representing INCOSE interests or opinions.

See below several currently open surveys, each separately linked to the appropriate survey tool.

How do diversity and inclusion impact safety in complex systems? 

We invite safety professionals in all sectors and disciplines globally to have their say. The University of York is undertaking a short global study on how diversity and inclusion impacts on safety in complex systems. You can help the team better understand this issue by completing an online survey. This is part of the Safer Complex Systems programme coordinated by Engineering X, a new international collaboration founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Deadline: Wednesday 8 July. Contact: Shelley Stromdale.

Key points:

  • The research is being led by the University of York and is feeding into the Safer Complex Systems programme, which aims to enhance safety and resilience in complex systems globally to allow them to deal with future shocks of a similar scale to COVID-19.
  • The survey asks safety professionals to reflect on their protected characteristics in the context of the inclusivity of their working environment(s) and to give their opinion on whether each protected characteristic has influenced (positively or negatively) their ability to carry out your work effectively as a safety engineer or safety manager (for example their ability to raise concerns about safety).
  • This D&I survey is aimed at anyone who works in the safety field, particularly safety engineers and those working in safety management.
  • It would be brilliant to hear from safety professionals across a range of sectors and disciplines globally.
  • A flier is attached if you would like to forward it onto colleagues.
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Systems Frameworks and the Definition of Disruptive Ideas

We kindly request your contribution of this survey on how Software Engineering / System Engineering frameworks or good practices support on the building up and implementation of a Disruptive Business Idea, i.e.  those disruptive business models and ideas whereby startups are basing on their strategy and competitive advantage.
This work is being performed by the Software Architecture Team (SWA) at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
This survey will be the basis for a cutting-edge research work so we would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to ponder on the different questions, since we believe your expertise and knowledge in this domain could yield significant results through the survey for this research work.

Please click HERE to answer the "Systems Frameworks and the Definition of Disruptive Ideas" survey.
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Critical Failure Factors survey

Dear Systems Engineering practitioner,

Throughout our experiences in system development, we have seen many successes and failures. Often, it is through the failures that we have our most profound learning. And this is why a Critical Failure Factor Survey has been designed as part of the capstone project of the Technical Leader Institute of INCOSE (TLI Cohort 3).

Our goal in this survey is to identify what are the most Critical Failure Factors within the execution of development projects that have led to your greatest learnings. With your input, we will be able to build upon our experiences and learnings to develop a more robust understanding of the things that are most likely to cause others to struggle in their development projects. With this, we will be able to share this experiential information with you and with others to prepare them for identifying these cause as they happen and to provide them with tools to help mitigate and recover from the causes should they occur. It is only through your participation that we can develop robust data to build upon. Please, help us make a difference to those that have yet to have our experiences. Help us prepare our future Technical Leaders to advance even faster as the world we live in continues to evolve ever faster.

If you want to collaborate on this endeavour, you can find the "Critical Failure Factors" survey ready to be completed at: