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Today’s complex systems present difficult challenges to
develop. From military systems to aircraft to environmental and
electronic control systems, development teams must face the challenges
with an arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are more complex,
and systems operate in much closer relationship, requiring a system-of-systems
approach to the overall design.
This workshop presents the fundamentals of a systems engineering
approach to solving complex problems. It covers the underlying attitudes
as well as the process definitions that make up systems engineering.
The model presented is a research-proven combination of the best
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course if you are:
- Working in any sort of system development
- Project leader or key member in a product development team
- Looking for practical methods to use today
is aimed at
- Project leaders
- Technical team leaders
- Design engineers
- Others participating in system development
Systems Engineering Model –
An underlying process model that ties together all the concepts
and methods. System thinking attitudes. Overview of the systems
engineering processes. Incremental, concurrent processes and process
loops for iteration. Technical and management aspects
A System Case Study – Practical
application of the systems engineering model using a realistic system
development to create anti-gravity automobiles.
Where Do Requirements Come From?
– Requirements as the primary method of measurement and control
for systems development. Three steps to translate an undefined need
into requirements; determining the system purpose/mission from an
operational view; how to measure system quality, analyzing missions
and environments; requirements types; defining functions and requirements.
Where Does a Solution Come From?
– Designing a system using the best methods known today. What
is an architecture? System architecting processes; defining alternative
concepts; alternate sources for solutions; how to allocate requirements
to the system components; how to develop, analyze, and test alternatives;
how to trade off results and make decisions. Establishing an allocated
baseline, and getting from the system design to the system. Systems
engineering during ongoing operation.
Ensuring System Quality –
Building in quality during the development, and then checking it
frequently. The relationship between systems engineering and systems
testing. Technical analysis as a system tool. Verification at multiple
levels: architecture, design, product. Validation at multiple levels;
requirements, operations design, product.
Systems Engineering Management
– How to successfully manage the technical aspects of the
system development; planning the technical processes; assessing
and controlling the technical processes, with corrective actions;
use of risk management, configuration management, interface management
to guide the technical development.
Systems Engineering Concepts of Leadership
– How to guide and motivate technical teams; technical teamwork
and leadership; virtual, collaborative teams; design reviews; technical
Continuing Education: This course qualifies for 1.4 CEUs or 14
Course overlap: This course is a two-day version
of our Applied Systems Engineering
Eric Honour, CSEP, has been in international leadership of
the engineering of systems for a dozen years, part of a 40-year career
of complex systems development and operation. His energetic and informative
presentation style actively involves class participants. He was the
founding Chair of the INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering)
Technical Board in 1994, was elected to INCOSE President for 1997,
and served as Director of the Systems Engineering Center of Excellence
(SECOE). He was selected in 2000 for Who’s Who in Science and
Technology and in 2004 as an INCOSE Founder. He is on the editorial
board for Systems Engineering. He has been a systems engineer, engineering
manager, and program manager at Harris Information Systems, E-Systems
Melpar, and Singer Link, preceded by nine years as a US Naval Officer
flying P-3 aircraft. He has led or contributed to the development
of 17 major systems, including the Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation
systems, the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System, the National
Crime Information Center 2000, and the DDC1200 Digital Zone Control
system for heating and air conditioning. Mr. Honour now heads Honourcode,
Inc., a consulting firm offering effective methods in the development
of system products. Mr. Honour has a BSSE (Systems Engineering) from
the US Naval Academy, MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School, and
is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Australia.
Scott Workinger has led innovative technology development
efforts in complex, risk-laden environments for 30 years in the fields
of manufacturing (automotive, glass, optical fiber), engineering and
construction (nuclear, pulp & paper), and information technology
(expert systems, operations analysis, CAD, collaboration technology).
He currently teaches courses on program management and engineering
and consults on strategic management and technology issues. Scott
has a B.S in Engineering Physics from Lehigh University, an M.S. in
Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in
Civil and Environment Engineering from Stanford University.
Glen Francisco (CSEP, PMP) has over 17 years of experience
developing new technologies, service, products, and applications for
both private and government uses. He has a personable, engaging teaching
style that keeps a class alive with information. He has worked as
an engineer, Lead Systems Engineer, Project Engineer and Program Manager
for a number of military & commercial companies to include Boeing
(McDonnell Aircraft Company), Lockheed Martin (Martin Marietta), Texas
Instruments, Raytheon, ELCAN Optical and DRS Technologies. His product
systems have supported security surveillance, paramilitary (fire,
police & EMS), automotive and industrial markets using passive
thermal imaging technologies and other wavelength illuminated electo-optical
imaging laser radar technologies. He was selected in the 2006 Marquis
Publication of Who’s Who in America. Glen has presented over
a dozen papers at security & defense symposium. He holds multiple
patents in active terminal guidance missile trajectory control and
low cost plastic thermal management. He is a firefighter, emergency
medic, firefighting instructor, and private pilot. He developed &
introduced Thermal Imaging Cameras into the firefighting market in
2001, technology saving hundreds of lives and millions of dollars
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