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Webinar 15:00 UTC: "The Organization Mind-Set: Learning to Think and Act in Terms of Systems" – Professor Harold “Bud” Lawson

INCOSE Webinar: "The Organization Mind-Set: Learning to Think and Act in Terms of Systems"
 
Date:  15 August 2012
Time: 15:00 UTC/ 11am EDT
Presenter(s): Professor Harold “Bud” Lawson
General Webinar Details: Webinar 44

 
Abstract:
The Organization Mind-Set:
Learning to Think and Act in Terms of Systems
What if all or the majority of the people in your organization and related enterprises, independent of their personal background and professional role, held a shared view of their business, product, service, and infrastructure system assets? That is they establish a common mind-set and possess knowledge and develop capabilities concerning:
 
What systems are
How systems are structured
How systems behave and interact
How to develop and deploy management systems
How to define and utilize system life cycle processes
Relationship of data, information and knowledge
How to improve the decision-making process
How systems are effectively life cycle managed
How to organize change management of systems
How to build a learning organization
 
The Webinar provides an overview of system concepts and paradigms that have proved to be useful in affecting mind-sets. The presentation is based upon the book “A Journey Through the Systems Landscape” published by College Publications, Kings College, UK
(ISBN 9-781848-900103) as well as the forthcoming Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK).
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This Webinar benefits all organization/enterprise personnel since it provides the basis for building a common mind-set across the various organizational business, technical and infrastructure support functions. PERHAPS YOU can be a leader of mind-set changes
 
Biography:
Harold W. “Bud” Lawson has been active in the computing and systems arena since 1958 and has broad international experience in private and public organizations as well as academic environments.
Harold received the Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the PhD degree from the Royal Technical University, Stockholm, Sweden. He has contributed to several pioneering efforts in hardware and software technologies at Univac, IBM, Standard Computer Corporation, and Datasaab. He has also contributed to several successful computer-based systems including high voltage power dispatching, automatic train control and automotive components. Permanent and visiting professorial appointments at several universities including Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, University of California, Irvine,
 
What if all or the majority of the people in your organization and related enterprises, independent of their personal background and professional role, held a shared view of their business, product, service, and infrastructure system assets?