On Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 8.30AM – Noon

Presented by

Michael E. (Mike) Pafford,

President of INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter & Instructor of Software Systems Engineering at JHU

GMU | $0




The objective of this tutorial is to introduce and practice Lean Startup Method (LSM) techniques that can be used by all system solution project stakeholders for Initial Project Planning to help, “Get It Right, Right From the Start”.

This is a tutorial using Introduction Lectures and associated Short Exercises (based on real-life examples) to give attendees an actionable understanding of shareable and repeatable LSM tools and techniques. All system solution stakeholders (e.g., analysts, engineers, managers, customers, sponsors, users, etc.) can use these LSM tools and techniques to collaboratively develop initial work items that will enhance and improve the start of system solution projects.

Presenter Bio: Michael E. (Mike) Pafford has over 45 years of active duty military, commercial industry, and federally funded and university affiliated research center experience in the analysis, architect, design, development, testing, operations, and management of complex socio-technical and cyber-physical system solutions. He holds a BS in Business and Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and an MS in Computer Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. Mike has been a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) since 1998, and is currently the President of the Chesapeake Chapter. Starting in 2008 he has been an Instructor of the “Software Systems Engineering” course in the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) MS in Systems Engineering curriculum. For the past two years, Mike has been offering Tutorials to systems and software engineers, as well as project and program managers, in using LSM to collaboratively develop the initial solution-ready set of work items for system solution projects.