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Webinar 15:00 UTC:"Design for Affordability"

INCOSE Webinar: "Design for Affordability"
Date: 21 January 2015
Time: 15:00 UTC/ 11am EST
Presenter(s):Joseph Bobinis (Lockheed Martin Corporation)
General Webinar Details: Webinar 71

Design for Affordability
Improving design methods for affordability has become a real focus area both commercially and in the DOD. The concept of affordability can seem straightforward. The difficulty arises when an attempt is made to specify and quantify the affordability of a system / system of system and how the “buy” affects the mission(s). This is significant when writing a specification or when comparing two affordable solutions to conduct an affordability trade study. Even though affordability has been defined by NDIA, INCOSE and MORS, in discussions at the MORS Special Meeting on Affordability Analysis: How Do We Do It? (Oct.2012), all industry groups have discovered that affordability analysis is contextually-sensitive, often leading to a misunderstanding and incompatible perspectives on what an “affordable system is”. The various industry working groups have recommended developing and formalizing affordability analysis processes, including recognizing the difference between cost and affordability analyses.
Joseph Bobinis is a Senior Fellow with Lockheed Martin Corporation. He has been a Supportability professional for 29 years, 26 of which have been with Lockheed Martin Corporation. He has held various roles in Project and Functional Management, in Acquisition Logistics and Product Support. Prior to becoming a Sr. Fellow he served as a Director in Engineering Project Management as an Advanced Engineering Leader.
Joe served as co-chair of the INCOSE Affordability Working Group and has contributed to the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge and ISO/IEC 15288 in the area of Design for Affordability. He has written a book on Meta Logistics – A System of Systems Exploration of Design for Operational Effectiveness, and was lead writer for the Lockheed Martin Corporation “Performance Based Logistics Guide”.
Joe has written and co-authored many papers, guides and articles in the area of Supportability and Affordability, including papers presented at INCOSE Symposia. He has contributed to a number of books and has given keynote presentations in the area of Supportability, Logistics and Affordability.
Joe served as a US Naval Officer. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, where he won the Excellence in Research award.
Improving design methods for affordability has become a real focus area both commercially and in the DOD.