This working group's mission is to provide a body of fundamental knowledge which enables systems engineering and engineered systems to operate in environments of caprice, uncertainty, risk, variability, and evolution (CURVE). See the full Agile Systems and Systems Engineering charter.
This working group views agility as a sustainable system and process capability under CURVE conditions, enabled and constrained fundamentally by system architecture. This architecture delivers agile capability as reconfigurable, augmentable, composable, and evolvable for system and process functionality, during operation throughout the lifecycle. The architecture enables the system or process to respond to new and immediate situational requirements effectively. Effectiveness of response is measured in response time, response cost, response quality, and response scope sufficient to sustain functional intent.
This working group's objective is to focus on fundamentally necessary and sufficient concepts, concept-employment principles, and concepts of operations that enable any system or process to be agile, and to show how these concepts and principles are or might be applied advantageously to a variety of INCOSE-relevant systems and processes of interest, independent of prescriptive interpretation.
- Identification and justification of necessary and sufficient fundamental concepts for any system or process to be agile.
- Identification and publication of a relevant body of knowledge appropriate for the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK).
- Development and maintenance of appropriate contributions to the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook that provide fundamental enabling concepts and considerations for engineering agile systems and processes, and for employing agile SE processes.
- Development of generic Agile Systems Engineering Life Cycle Model fundamentals, compatible with IEEE/ISO 15288 and with agile systems engineering processes of all kinds.
- Identification and development of informative examples of fundamental agile-system concepts employed in a variety of relevant system or process applications.
- Socialization of work efforts with papers for INCOSE’s journal of Systems Engineering, papers and tutorials at the International Symposium, INSIGHT theme issues, and educational and tutorial Webinars.
This working group holds workshops every year at the two main INCOSE events: the International Workshop (usually Jan/Feb) and the International Symposium (usually Jun/Jul). All working group members receive schedule and agenda announcements, and all INCOSE members can view the event planning details on the working group web-site. Non-INCOSE members with interest may inquire at the address shown in the Leadership box.
IW21 - Two workshop sessions
INCOSE will provide virtual linkage to the event sessions.
Friday 29 Jan, 1400-1600pm EST (New York), 2000-2200 CET (Spain)
Working group brief overview, then discussion on Agility in the Future of Systems Engineering (FuSE) project
- This meeting will start with a brief overview of the working group,
- then overview the INCOSE Future of Systems Engineering (FuSE) initiative,
- then present the nine concepts in the FuSE Agility topic with interactive discussion and a poll on importance of the concepts,
- then a mini workshop on deeper aspects of the top two concepts in the poll.
Sunday 31-Jan, 0800-0900 EST (New York), 1400-1500 CET (Spain)
Project Results: Using Agile SE Decision Guidance Methods In A University CubeSAT Environment.
The objectives of this session include:
- Raising awareness of the methodology usage experience by a university based CubeSat project (HYPSO) team.
- Discuss how the assessment methodology improves situational awareness and provides a way to measure Agile response capability.
- Solicit additional interested users in the INCOSE community.
- Then end with a short discussion on how best to integrate with INCOSE FUSE initiative and related agile SE principles.