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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October 1 Tutorial: Essentials of Risk Management

Title: Essentials of Risk Management
Presenter: Larry Brekka, PhD
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 8AM-12PM
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Nguyen Engineering Building – Room 2608
4511 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030
Cost: Free

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INCOSE WMA Sept 14 Meeting

INCOSE WMA Sept 14 Meeting Info

Title: How to persuasively communicate and sell to the 4 personality types
Presenter: Daniel Abramson
Date: Wednesday Sept 14, 2016
Time: Social Hour: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Presentation: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: McCormick and Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA
Cost: $15 for Members, $20 for Non-Members, $10 for Students

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Aug Meeting: Impacts of DoDAF Changes

This month Dr. Steven Dam, ESEP will be presenting “Impacts of DoDAF Changes”. 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: Impacts of DoDAF Changes
Presenter: Dr. Steven Dam, ESEP
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Date: Wednesday Aug 10, 2016
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Main Location: Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; and Washington, DC

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INCOSE WMA June 2016 Newsletter

Highlights:

  • President’s Message from Dr. Muhammad Islam
  • INCOSE WMA Annual Awards Summary
  • May Meeting Follow Up
  • GMU Students win at IEEE SIEDS Conference
  • Upcoming Events

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Summer 2016 Party

Come join INCOSE WMA for their annual Summer Party and Awards Event. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other Systems Engineers and enjoy fine food. Award winning student papers on Systems Engineering topics will be presented.

Where: McCormick and Schmick’s – McLean
When: June 1, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $30 for INCOSE members, $60 for INCOSE member and 1 guest, $45 for non-member, and $20 for INCOSE student

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May Tutorial: INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATIONS WORKSHOP

Description: This tutorial will cover fundamental principles of Service Oriented Architecture and how they are expressed in cloud and non-cloud based systems today. Participants will gain a better understanding of what the principles are, and how to apply them to current systems engineering problems. The course will emphasize a conceptual understanding so that participants can apply what they’ve learned to their own particular programs. The course material heavily references the OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture 1.0.

Title: Introduction to Service Oriented Architecture Foundations
Presenters: Dr. Ken Laskey & Mr. Chris Bashioum
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time: 9AM-1PM
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Nguyen Engineering Building – Room 2608
4511 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030
Cost: Free
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.

Registration

Register separately for the online event is you plan to attend virtually.
GMU Fairfax Location: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/service-oriented-architecture-foundations-gmu-fairfax-location-tickets-25235872173
GMU Online Portal Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/service-oriented-architecture-foundations-online-session-for-incose-may-tutorial-tickets-25236059734

Online GMU URL: https://mymasonportal.gmu.edu/webapps/bb-collaborate-bb_bb60/launchSession/guest?uid=f3fd9794-1508-473c-8a10-f113ded1f504&course_id=_279303_1