INCOSE WMA Newsletter: Vol 2016, Issue 5

Highlights:

  • President’s Message from Muhammad Islam
  • INCOSE WMA Hosts Largest SEP Exam Session to Date
  • INCOSE WMA Celebrates Veterans Day 2016
  • Meeting & Tutorial Recap
  • Up Coming Events

Download at: http://www.incosewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/INCOSE-WMA-Newsletter-2016-5.pdf

Thanksgiving 2016 Newsletter

In this special Thanksgiving edition we will explore systems engineering success stories! The following posts are real.

Please use this as a lessons learned for you!

Download at: http://www.incosewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Thanksgiving-2016.pdf

Submit Nominations for INCOSE WMA 2017 BOD

Are you looking to be more involved with INCOSE WMA? Need hours for maintaining CSEP? Be a member of INCOSE WMA’s 2017 BOD. Avaiable positions and roles are below. To nominate yourself email nominations [at] incosewma.org with what position you are interested in and a bio with head shot by December 2nd.
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Register for Dec 3: INCOSE WMA 2016 SEP MINI CONFERENCE

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL (SEP) OVERVIEW AND APPLICATION PROCESS

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Location: GMU, Nguyen Building, Rooms: 2608, 4201, and 4705
Time: 8:30AM – 1:00PM
Cost: Free
Presenters/Mentors:

Dr. Muhammad F Islam, CSEP | Dr. James Davidson, ESEP | Barbara Staples, CSEP | Tom Britten, CSEP

Description: This one-day conference will provide an overview of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) certification process and CSEP application overview. Whether you are thinking about taking the exam for the SEP certification or have already taken the SE Handbook Knowledge exam, this conference will equip you with knowledge for next steps. Please bring in your completed out experience portion of the CSEP application for peer review and feedback. (Bring your completed SEP application with you for peer review)

1. Download CSEP Application Form: http://www.incose.org/docs/default-source/certification/application-for-asep-or-csep-certification-form-1.doc?sfvrsn=16
2. Download CSEP Certification Reference Endorsement Form: http://www.incose.org/docs/default-source/certification/csep-certification-reference-endorsement-form-4b.pdf?sfvrsn=16

Agenda:

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration, Light Breakfast and Networking
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
INCOSE Certification Overview
10:45 AM – 1:00 PM
CSEP Application Review Session (Please bring our draft application for review and comments)

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/system-engineering-professional-sep-conference-tickets-29194479474

Parking: Closest to Nguyen Engineering Building is Shenandoah Parking Deck Deck on Sandy Creek Way. Most convenient entrance area to Shenandoah Parking Deck is to take Braddock Road to Roberts Road, turn left on Patriot Circle and right on Sandy Creek Way. Alternatively, you can take University Drive to Patriot Circle and follow Patriot Circle to Sandy Creek Way. Note: In Waze use The Volgenau School of Engineering, Fairfax, VA

Halloween 2016 Newsletter

In this special Halloween edition we will explore the scary side of systems engineering. The following posts are real. Names have not been changed to protect the innocent. In some cases people died due to bad systems engineering practices. Some of these stories will make you cry, others will make you shake your head and say what the heck.

Please use this as a lessons learned for you!

Download at: http://www.incosewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Halloween-2016.pdf

Veterans Reception and November Chapter Meeting – Cloud Security and Forensics in an Interconnected World

INCOSE WMA would like to say Thank You to our active service members and veterans during the November Chapter Meeting Main Location. A number of FREE tickets are available for active service members and veterans in the registration page. Feel free to wear your uniform and medals, if you like.

Co-Chair of NIST Cloud Computing Security and Cloud Computing Forensic Science Working Groups Dr. Michaela Iorga will be presenting “Cloud Security and Forensics in an Interconnected World”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations.

Title: Cloud Security and Forensics in an Interconnected World
Presenter: Dr. Michaela Iorga
Date: Wednesday November 9th, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00 pm (Veterans Reception at Main Location) | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Meeting Presentation/Q&A)
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Main Location: McCormick and Schmick’s, 8484 Westpark Dr., Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Washington, DC

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Nov 5 Tutorial – Cognitive Principles: Improving System Acceptance and Usability

Presenter: Al Wong, D.Sc.

Discription: The ever-shrinking information technology (IT) budget dictates the need for IT solutions and systems to align with budgets. Industry as well as government reports indicate system failures are due to usability issues requiring updates, redesign, and in cases, complete replacement. This workshop identifies the core cognitive principles that when properly applied, enhance user acceptance and the usability of systems. The session will also present a framework for conducting user interface analysis.

The tutorial covers the following topics

  • INCOSE System Requirement Process
  • Understanding Requirements (exercise)
  • Technology Acceptance Model
  • Cognitive Principles (group Exercise
  • User Analysis
  • Putting it all together (group exercies)

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 9AM – Noon, Arrival 8:30am
Cost: Free
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Nguyen Engineering Building – Room 2608
4511 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cognitive-principles-improving-system-acceptance-and-usability-incose-wma-november-tutorial-tickets-28443762058

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INCOSE WMA Newsletter: Vol 2016, Issue 4

Highlights:

  • President’s Message from Muhammad Islam
  • Highlights from around the chapter
  • STEM Corner
  • September meeting recap
  • Up Coming Events

Download at: http://www.incosewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Sept-30-2016.pdf

October 12th Meeting – David Long

This month David Long will be presenting “Systems Engineering Your MBSE Deployment”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations.

Title: Systems Engineering Your MBSE Deployment
Presenter: David Long
Date: Wednesday October 12th, 2016
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Main Location: McCormick and Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Washington, DC

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Joint Event: Optimization in Medicine

Topic: Optimization in Medicine
Presenter: Dr. Ariela Sofer
Professor and Chair Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR) Department
George Mason University
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 6:30pm Registration and Refreshments # 7:00pm Program # 9:00pm Adjourn
Price: $10 for professionals. Students, free. Net proceeds to INCOSE student chapter at George Mason University. Light refreshments available.
Place: Johnson Center, Room 336 (Meeting Room F), George Mason University
Park in the Mason Pond Deck Parking Deck; see http://info.gmu.edu/Maps/FairfaxMap15TabldColor.pdf. The parking deck is Building 41 shown in purple. The Johnson Center is Building 30 shown in red.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iise-natcap-systems-engineering-overview-tickets-26500009241

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