INCOSE WMA May 2017 Tutorial

The Role of V&V in the Early Stages of the Lifecycle

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 9AM – Noon (Arrival 8:30AM)

Presented by Dr. Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP

$0 | Available for Participation In-Person & Remotely

Description: Verification and Validation (V&V) occur in the later parts of the system lifecycle to ensure that the requirements developed in the early phases of the lifecycle have been met. This tutorial presents how to use the techniques of V&V, including simulation, early in the lifecycle to enhance the probability of success of the program by identifying errors early in the development and preparing for the V&V activities later in the lifecycle.

Registration Here

Before the tutorial attendees must:
  1. Sign up for the free copy of Innoslate (
  2. Obtain a laptop with wireless capabilities
Address for in-person attendance:

George Mason University in Fairfax, VA
Nguyen Engineering Building – Room 2608
4511 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030

PARKING: Closest to Nguyen Engineering Building is Shenandoah Parking 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: For Waze app users, look up “The Volgenau School of Engineering, Fairfax, VA”.

Info for remote participation:

Web Collaboration:
Phone Only: 703-983-2020 Conf. ID: 66425673

More on the Presenter — Dr. Steven H. Dam

Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of the Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (SPEC Innovations), based in Manassas, VA. He has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 35 years. He participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework and DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) Vision Architecture, the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), and Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture. He currently is applying system-engineering techniques to various DoD projects.
Dr. Dam is the author of two systems engineering-based books: “DoD Architecture Framework: A Guide to Applying System Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures;” and “Proposal Engineering: A Guide to Developing Winning, Cost-Effective Proposals.” He was a contributor to the DoD/NASA-sponsored textbook entitled “Applied Space Systems Engineering.” Dr. Dam has a BS degree in Physics from George Mason University and a PhD. in Physics from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Dam is also an INCOSE certified Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).