Calendar
Railway Interest Group

Below is the Calendar showing Chapter events for the Railway Interest Group.

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February 2010
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How not to do Systems Engineering

Railway Interest Group

The Duke of York, 47 Rathbone Street, London W1T1NQ

17:00 for 17:30

"Systems Engineering and the UK Transport System"

Railway Interest Group

Arup, Fitzroy Street, London

• Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements

Railway Interest Group

London Underground, 55 Broadway

1700 for 1730 to 1830

• Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements

Railway Interest Group

London Underground, 55 Broadway

1700 for 1730 to 1830

Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements

Railway Interest Group

London Underground, 55 Broadway

1700 for 1730 to 1830

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Current Events

Time Location Details
02/02/2010 -
02/02/2010

17:00 for 17:30
Railway Interest Group


The Duke of York, 47 Rathbone Street, London W1T1NQ
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How not to do Systems Engineering


Until now, Rail Interest Group events have been designed to serve positive systems engineers who are working hard to make their project a success. We are now pleased to provide an event for the community of project saboteurs. In the informal environment of the function room at the Duke of York pub in Fitzrovia, a number of experienced systems engineers will describe their favoured systems-related method of bringing a project to its knees. There will then be an opportunity for members to describe their own preferred methods and a discussion on which is most effective. The event will finish at 1830H but informal discussions may continue over a drink or two.


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16/02/2010 -
16/02/2010


Railway Interest Group


Arup, Fitzroy Street, London
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"Systems Engineering and the UK Transport System"


Duncan Kemp, the lead systems engineer for rail in the Department for Transport, will discuss the role of systems engineering in DfT. Duncan will outline the systems engineering challenges that the DfT is facing and some of the approaches they are using to ensure a whole of life, whole systems approach to rail.


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28/02/2010 -
28/02/2010

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, 55 Broadway
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• Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements


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In his presentation “Eating the Elephant: ETCS Requirements for GB railway” John Alexander of Network Rail described the Reference Design process that was implemented to elicit the GB specific requirements for the configuration of the ETCS product.  This involved the production of some 31 documents to describe various aspects of operation on the GB railway and the ETCS capabilities to be applied to those.  From these 31 documents 5 requirement sets were consolidated.

This presentation follows on from John’s and describes a number of toolsets developed by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to support and automate the processes for consolidation and documentation of the Reference Design itself and subsequent requirement specifications.

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28/02/2010 -
28/02/2010

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, 55 Broadway
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• Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements


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In his presentation “Eating the Elephant: ETCS Requirements for GB railway” John Alexander of Network Rail described the Reference Design process that was implemented to elicit the GB specific requirements for the configuration of the ETCS product.  This involved the production of some 31 documents to describe various aspects of operation on the GB railway and the ETCS capabilities to be applied to those.  From these 31 documents 5 requirement sets were consolidated.

This presentation follows on from John’s and describes a number of toolsets developed by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to support and automate the processes for consolidation and documentation of the Reference Design itself and subsequent requirement specifications.

Click here to register via Eventbrite

28/02/2010 -
28/02/2010

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, 55 Broadway
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Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements


Click here to register via Eventbrite

In his presentation “Eating the Elephant: ETCS Requirements for GB railway” John Alexander of Network Rail described the Reference Design process that was implemented to elicit the GB specific requirements for the configuration of the ETCS product.  This involved the production of some 31 documents to describe various aspects of operation on the GB railway and the ETCS capabilities to be applied to those.  From these 31 documents 5 requirement sets were consolidated.

This presentation follows on from John’s and describes a number of toolsets developed by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to support and automate the processes for consolidation and documentation of the Reference Design itself and subsequent requirement specifications.

Click here to register via Eventbrite

Future Events

Time Location Details
20/04/2010 -
20/04/2010

1730H for 1800H
Railway Interest Group


UCL's Engineering Building, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
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Nimrod and the MoD: missed opportunities and lessons for rail


Nigel Murphy, Technical Director of Atkins Rail Systems Consultancy, will be relating the findings from a recent review conducted for the DfT. This examined transferable lessons from experience in the defence sector, including the recent Nimrod inquiry, for the management of safety and integrity and for the delivery of major complex programmes in rail. The current economic background poses challenges for the rail sector and these have implications for the effective delivery of rail's investment portfolio. Furthermore, increasingly aged legacy systems in rail generate real challenges for the systems engineer. Atkins' team on this review comprised a cross section of defence, rail and systems specialists as well as transport economics and planning professionals. It promises to be a stimulating and indeed thoughprovoking insight into how we might learn from failure and the sacrifice of others.


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11/05/2010 -
11/05/2010

Early Evening
Railway Interest Group


Finnmeccanica, 39 Victoria Street, LONDON, SW1H 0EU
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"The Roots of Systems Engineering", Eddie Goddard, LU.


This is the new date for this event, previously the 16/03/2010.


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11/05/2010 -
11/05/2010

Early Evening
Railway Interest Group


Parsons Brinckerhoff, Devonshire Square, London
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"SE Business Case to Organisational Implementation", Kuldeep Gharatya, LU.


25/05/2010 -
25/05/2010

Early Evening
Railway Interest Group


Parsons Brinckerhoff's offices at 6 Devonshire Square, London
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"The Application of SE to the Tender Phase of a Major Project", Garry Greenland, Parsons Brinckerhoff




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22/09/2010 -
22/09/2010

17:00
Railway Interest Group


Euston Tower, London
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AGM


The RIG is taking a Summer break but we are putting together a series of events for September to December inclusive. We'll be in touch again with further details but please find attached a flyer for our next event on 22nd September - a date for you to put in your diaries. Sylvia Churba's talk will be preceded by our AGM. This will be short and we don't twist anybody's arm to join the committee so it are perfectly safe and it does provide an opportunity to influence the way the RIG. We hope that you can come along a few minutes early and join us for the AGM.


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27/10/2010 -
27/10/2010

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


10th floor of London Underground's offices at 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0B, directly above St James's Park tube station
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Could the Rail Industry Benefit from a System-Wide Approach to Reliability?


At the request of the Technical Strategy Advisory Group (TSAG), the cross-industry Reliability Steering Group has commissioned a study into Whole System Reliability. Whilst many people are working hard on improving reliability within their „silos‟, does this produce the most reliable system from the user‟s point of view? This study set out to understand how considering reliability across the whole rail system could improve performance and reduce cost. Fortunately, the industry collects statistics on the causes of unreliability across the system – at least so far as delays are concerned – and this information was used to support interviews with the relevant stakeholders for each area.


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30/11/2010 -
30/11/2010

17:00 for 17:30
Railway Interest Group


Network Rail's office in 40 Melton Street, London NW1 2EE
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SE Business Case to Implementation - 3 years on


A presentation on one of the first pieces of research done examing the value of SE in rail. It is also examines the organisational implentation of Systems Engineering in a 'traditional' rail organsiation and provides a view 3 years on from publishing.
Presented by Kuldeep Gharatya


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07/12/2010 -
07/12/2010

All Day
Railway Interest Group


IET London: Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL
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Delivering the Right Transport System: Systems Engineering and Project Management in Harmony

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled


The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group (RIG) is proud to be working with the IET to put on a one-day seminar at the IET's premises in Savoy Place, London on Tuesday 7 December 2010.

Is transport driving – or driven by – the economy?

In order to have a direct impact on steering the economy out of recession, the industry needs to have the right overall objectives AND intelligently combine cost, carbon, customer and capacity in a way that drives the right behaviours from ‘users’.

Of course, the industry faces a very real risk of becoming a victim of the prevailing economic conditions and the urge to cut, rather than invest intelligently.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology are pleased to present this one day seminar, in conjunction with representatives from the International Council on Systems Engineering’s (INCOSE) Rail Interest Group.

Join us at the headquarters of the IET for a seminar that will break down the typical project lifecycle, exploring good practice in “delivering the right transport system” and how this has been practically achieved with Systems Engineering and Project Management working in harmony.

  • How do Governments and Stakeholders get the Transport System they want?
  • How do we ensure that the financial crisis does not dwarf the ticking time bomb of Global Warming?
  • Can we realistically put Carbon at the heart of our commercial decisions?
  • How have successful transport projects blended Systems Engineering and Project Management to deliver what was required – on time and on budget?

Book your place at this conference today – discounts are available for INCOSE members..

15/12/2010 -
15/12/2010

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


licensed premises tba, London
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A Lighter-Hearted 'End-of-term' event

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled


31/01/2011 -
31/01/2011

1300H-1800H
Railway Interest Group


venue to be advised in central London
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INCOSE International Workshop: Transportation Working Group (London Satellite Session)


The RIG has strong connections with the INCOSE Transportation Working Group (TWG) and many RIG members are also TWG members. The TWG is an international working group, established to promote the development and tailored application of Systems Engineering (SE) best practices to ground transportation systems, with emphasis on roadways, rail, bus and metro. Generally its business is done by email and teleconference but INCOSE runs an International Workshop every year which provides an opportunity for working group members to meet face-to-face and accelerate progress. This year the International Workshop is being held in Phoenix, Arizona between 29th January and 1st February and the TWG will be there.

The RIG is pleased to offer the opportunity for UK members who cannot get to Phoenix but can get to London to participate in one of the TWG's workshops remotely. This is a rare opportunity to gain an insight into what is happening in SE in ground transportation at an international level and to work with key players to influence the direction of this work.


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Past Events

Time Location Details
11/11/2009 -
11/11/2009

All day
Railway Interest Group


IET's premises in Savoy Place, London
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Systems Engineering in Railways


The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group (RIG) is proud to be working with the IET to put on a one-day seminar at the IET's premises in Savoy Place, London on 11th November 2009 in 'Systems Engineering in Railways'.

The seminar, delivered by senior figures within the rail industry, will illustrate the manner in which systems engineering techniques are becoming increasingly essential for modern railway engineers. Subtitled ‘Making it work for you’, the seminar will be of value to anyone needing to understand the benefits of systems engineering techniques in a railway environment as well as providing an opportunity for systems engineers to explore the current state of the art in rail systems engineering.

There is an optional ,pre-seminar tutorial to ensure that the seminar is fully accessible to the non-expert so, after you have taken a look yourself, please consider passing the details on to any colleagues who might benefit from a better appreciation of systems engineering in railways.

The programme is available at http://www.theiet.org/events/2009/systems-engineering-prog-280909.pdf and more general details are on the IET web-site at http://www.theiet.org/events/2009/railway-systems.cfm. You will also find details of how to book your place at the seminar on this page. Please note that you cannot book for this event via INCOSE UK - the IET is handling all bookings. If you cannot find the answer to your question on one of these web pages, please contact the RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott on bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk

16/09/2009 -
16/09/2009

17:00hrs
Railway Interest Group


13 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ
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AGM


Railway Interest Group's Annual General Meeting
16/09/2009 -
16/09/2009

17:30
Railway Interest Group


Arup’s offices in 13 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ
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The Systems Engineering Competency Framework and Guidelines and How They Could be Applied to Rail


The Systems Engineering Competency Framework and Guidelines documents were developed in response to an issue identified by the INCOSE UK Advisory Board (UKAB).whose member organisations wanted a common language with which to describe and discuss the competencies that are required to conduct good systems engineering. The objective was ‘to have a measurable set of competencies for systems engineering which will achieve national recognition and will be useful to the enterprises represented by the UKAB’.


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11/06/2009 -
11/06/2009

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Atkins’s offices at Euston Tower 126 Euston Road London NW1 3AT
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Towards Visualisations of Configuration Management


One of the principal areas of concern for managing large programmes is the management of risk associated with change. The central issue is one of communication. This presentation proposes better methods of communicating change. An illustration of this is shown using the Victoria Line Upgrade project, where a visualisation of the configuration has improved communication. Areas of success are highlighted and a number of improvement areas identified.


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21/05/2009 -
21/05/2009

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


SELEX Systems Integrations offices 84-86 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NR
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EA, IA, O – Enterprise Architecture in the Rail Domain


Systems Engineering was introduced to manage the complexity risk in large projects to replace, merge, augment and transition major mission critical systems.

The success of SE has allowed more difficult and risky projects to be tackled which in turn has stimulated additional disciplines. This evolutionary cycle promises approaches to more “wicked” problems in “complex adaptive systems” as seen in the non-military evolution of “business capability” involving people, competencies and technical systems.

The presentation will explore the challenges of the expanded problem domain and attempt to position the relationships between the disciplines.



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08/04/2009 -
08/04/2009

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Finmeccanica’s offices in 39 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0EU.
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Requirements Capture, Analysis & Specification using UML/SysML


It is often difficult to gain an overall appreciation of the problem definition, or indeed one’s own solution, from routine and often meaningless lists, so Michelle has tried to promote the benefits of using UML and SysML to graphically represent requirements. Until recently, Michelle had only seen these languages used for articulating software specifications or safety requirements....

To book, obtain directions or for any other questions, please contact the RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott

bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk
or +44 (0)7970 694043).



There are 2 Documents for this event, click here to view
25/02/2009 -
25/02/2009

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Arup’s offices at 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ
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Tram / Train – A Systems Engineering Challenge


A talk by Giles Thomas

What is tram-train and can the concept bring benefits in the UK? In his talk Giles will explore the tram-train concept that has evolved in continental Europe and look at how the rail industry might benefit from of this emerging technology in the UK. The tram-train concept, that of inter-running vehicles that are designed for use on street tram systems and on the mainline railway, offers a significant opportunity for passenger market development in the UK. The concept, however, brings with it some significant system challenges



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21/01/2009 -
21/01/2009

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


London Underground’s offices at Southside, 105 Victoria Street, LONDON SW1E 6DT
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Three Models for Systems Engineering Delivery


Following on from previous talks concerning the application of Systems Engineering, and the value it brings to projects, David Steward considers how best to deliver System Engineering in a large Metro programme.

To book, obtain directions or for any other questions, please contact the RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott

bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk
or +44 (0)7970 694043).



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20/11/2008 -
20/11/2008

17:30
Railway Interest Group


Room 2A of Network Rail’s 40 Melton Street, London Office
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The Value of Systems Engineering


Bruce is quite convinced of the potential benefits of adopting systems engineering approaches on rail projects but his conviction is currently not supported by hard evidence.


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28/10/2008 -
28/10/2008

17:00
Railway Interest Group


South Wing Council Room, University College London
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The application of System Engineering within the MOD: From Policy to Projects (preceded by AGM)


History has taught the Ministry of Defence many lessons. One of its most important is how to procure the capabilities it needs to meet the UK Government’s Defence Policy with a reducing budget but increasing stakeholder expectations.


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