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 16:00 UTC:"Radical Risk Identification, moving Risk Management into the 21st Century"

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INCOSE Webinar: "Radical Risk Identification, moving Risk Management into the 21st Century"
Date: 18 March 2015
Time: 16:00 UTC/ 11am EST
Presenter(s):Laurie Wiggins
General Webinar Details: Webinar 73

According to the INCOSE SE Handbook, risk management is a process ‘used to understand and avoid the potential cost, schedule and performance (i.e., technical) risks to a system; to take a proactive and structured approach to anticipate negative outcomes and respond to them….’ Known and unknown risks can impact projects significantly if not addressed. If risks are not identified, they cannot be addressed. If a risk costs $1000 to address early in a project, studies show that cost can increase to $300,000-$500,000 later in the project when hardware, software or both must be modified. Program risk identification is usually an ad hoc, non-comprehensive exercise. An extensive analysis of hundreds of programs has revealed a common set of program risks. By evaluating projects with a standard set of risks, projects can significantly reduce the monies required to address known and unknown risks. A risk management survey performed by Sysenex also provides information about how companies perform risk identification and risk management today.
Laurie Wiggins has over 25 years of experience in systems engineering, program management, and business development. A 19 year veteran of The Boeing Company, she held leadership positions on several successful development programs including Space Station Freedom, the Sea Launch launch vehicle and satellite accommodations, flown space experiments, US air traffic control systems and software systems. Her past endeavors include establishing a space payload services firm, ToSpace.
Since leaving Boeing, Laurie has consulted for several years in the aerospace, IT, and environmental industries. Laurie established Sysenex in 2010 to provide systems engineering services to commercial and government customers. Her vision is to help companies to be more successful by leveraging the power of systems engineering. Program Risk ID, a software tool, brings that vision into reality by helping program personnel help themselves to discover program risks for greater program success.