A better world through a systems approach

The International Council on Systems Engineering proudly offers its free weekly and monthly web-based service to the greater Systems Engineering community.

Once a week, the INCOSE Technical Operations Training Working Group presents the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook V4.0 Tutorial series over a six month period beginning in October.

Once a month, INCOSE Technical Operations presents recognized experts in the field who discuss the "State of the Art" in Systems Engineering.

These presentations occur live, via the internet. Each lasts one hour, and includes the opportunity for attendees to submit questions to the presenter. We record the webinars and INCOSE members can access these recordings from the Member's Only pages of INCOSE Connect.

Please access the INCOSE Connect Library for a complete library of TutorialsWebinars and Recordings sponsored by INCOSE Tech Ops, Chapters and Working Groups including the Training Tutorial Webinars.

The materials presented here are the professional opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of INCOSE. Use of these presentations are limited by the author’s copyright. Contact information for the authors is usually found in the presentation or video.

Webinars Qualify for PDUs

INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professionals can claim 1PDU credit towards their re-certification by attending a webinar or watching a webinar recording. To qualify, a CSEP must have attended through at least 75% of the webinar for webinars that last less than one hour, or through 45 minutes of the webinar for webinars that last for 1 hour or longer. Attendees of INCOSE webinars who have other professional certifications or licenses may find that these webinars can apply to the PDU requirements for re-certification or license renewal.

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Upcoming Webinars

Additional webinars will be announced on the home page INCOSE News and Events as soon as they are confirmed.  We are always looking for new topics. If your company would like to sponsor a webinar, if you have an idea for a webinar or would like to present one, please send an e-mail with your suggestion to the webinar coordination team.


Previous Webinars (2009 - Present)

Webinar 15:00 UTC:"Design for Affordability"

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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.