Calendar

Below is the Calendar showing Chapter events, Working and Local Group events, as well as International Events.

INCOSE Calendar
November 2016
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Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) 2016, 15-16 November,

UK Chapter

Scarman House, Warwick Conference Centre, Warwick University

Full Days

Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) 2016, 15-16 November,

UK Chapter

Scarman House, Warwick Conference Centre, Warwick University

Full Days

Requirements Analysis & Specification Writing 5-Day Course

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London, UK

All Day

Requirements Analysis & Specification Writing 5-Day Course

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London, UK

All Day

Requirements Analysis & Specification Writing 5-Day Course

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London, UK

All Day

Systems Engineering and the Innovation Landscape - Dr Andy Powell, KTN

Midlands Local Group

Loughborough University, Sir David Davies Bldg, Room W1.30

18:00 - 19:00

NiteWorks Architecture Process and an update on the Architecture Working Group

Bristol Local Group

Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ

18:30 - 20:15

SSE Meeting 22

Service Systems Engineering

Babcock International, Devonport House, Durley Park, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT

11:00 - 15:00

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Current Events

Time Location Details
08/11/2016 -
08/11/2016

18:30 - 20:15
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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NiteWorks Architecture Process and an update on the Architecture Working Group


 

We have the pleasure of having Mike Wilkinson, former INCOSE UK President, give a presentation on the NiteWorks Architecture Process. Mike is Technical Director at NiteWorks and he has oversight of all NiteWorks projects and outputs.  Effective architecture process provides a means to readily share data, visualise findings and to exploit dependencies.  Mike will cover how NiteWorks manages these activities.

 

Mike will also provide a short update on the activities of the Architecture Working Group.  This group has been very influential across many business domain.  Mike will be free to answer questions from the audience.

We will have Mike’s presentation start by 18:45 so that he can leave by 20:00.



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15/11/2016 -
16/11/2016

Full Days
UK Chapter


Scarman House, Warwick Conference Centre, Warwick University
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Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) 2016, 15-16 November,


This year’s theme is ‘Building on Success’ to follow on from last year’s 21st anniversary. Now is the time to think about contributing to the event as an author or a reviewer, for more information look at the documents below or visit the conference website www.asec2016.org.uk


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17/11/2016 -
17/11/2016

18:00 - 19:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Sir David Davies Bldg, Room W1.30
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Systems Engineering and the Innovation Landscape - Dr Andy Powell, KTN


 

Systems Engineering and the Innovation Landscape

Andy will talk about how systems engineering is vital in any innovation before moving on to describe the support offered to companies in the UK who want to develop new products and services.  This will be in the context of the newly created Department for Business, Employment and Industrial Strategy.  He will talk about the funding available for innovation development and how systems engineering helps to improve bid writing.  Lastly, he'll explain the free support that the Knowledge Transfer Network can offer to anyone trying to innovate.

 

 

Dr Andy Powell BEng, PhD, FIMechE, MAPM

Andy started his career with a Systems Engineering Degree from the University of Bath and started working at Brush Traction as a vehicle dynamics engineer.  He moved to Loughborough University to work on a mechatronics project funded by Bombardier Transportation looking at active control of rail vehicle suspensions.  He held various roles in the rail industry including project and department management over a number of years and in more recent years has worked in the aerospace and space sectors.  He currently works for the Knowledge Transfer Network, a not for profit company funded by Innovate UK to help accelerate innovation, where he covered the Space sector for two years before moving to the Defence and Security Sector in July 2016.

 

21/11/2016 -
21/11/2016

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


Babcock International, Devonport House, Durley Park, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT
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SSE Meeting 22


To discuss findings from ASEC2016

To develop focuse on Stakeholders and Msnagement of Services

To discuss what we ca release now

28/11/2016 -
02/12/2016

All Day
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London, UK
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Requirements Analysis & Specification Writing 5-Day Course


This 5-Day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organisations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines, which combine to optimise system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.
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Future Events

Time Location Details
01/12/2016 -
01/12/2016

10:00 - 15:30
Human Centric Systems Engineering WG


Leonardo Offices, Westminster, London
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HCSEWG #007


Seventh Plenary Meeting of the HCSEWG
05/12/2016 -
05/12/2016

18:30 for 19:00, till 21:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins The Hub 500 Park Avenue Aztec West Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Nimrod AEW3 – A Cautionary Tale


 

 

 

December 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the cancellation of the Nimrod Airborne Early Warning aircraft, arguably the most traumatic event to befall the post-war defence systems community.

The technological difficulties are relatively well known and certainly played a part. Less publicised are the many causes of failure resulting from the nature of the system, how it was specified and developed and how procurement was conducted.

This talk will be given by systems community leading lights Peter Brook & Mike Parnell; two people who had a ringside seat at various times and in different roles in the 10 years leading up to cancellation:

The story will be told from start to finish, and lessons drawn which are still relevant today to anyone involved in commissioning, procurement and systems more generally.



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14/12/2016 -
14/12/2016

18:00 - 19:30
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University
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The Magic of Engineering - Prof. Jon Holt


 

In this family lecture Professor Jon Holt will be exploring the power of science and numbers and the impact that they have on Engineering, our everyday lives and why they are so important for STEM. Take a walk through a typical Systems Engineering project and learn how we can use science and numbers to predict the future, read minds and influence our lives. Explore how we can also use numbers for the greater good and not-so-greater good! Expect an evening of wonder with plenty of audience participation, terrible jokes and some mind blowing magic. This performance is suitable for children and adults of any age.

 

All this, plus a special appearance by the Engineer in the Hat!

 

23/01/2017 -
23/01/2017

11:30 - 15:30
Service Systems Engineering


Babcock International, Devonport House, Durley Park, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT
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SSE Meeting 23


To update and review current work:
 
 
 

Competencies for Services

Findings and Conclusions from Case Studies

Stakeholder analysis - applying to Services via the Case Studies

Expanding the groups' participation

Does Services use the same processes but different language?

 

30/01/2017 -
30/01/2017

18:00 for 18:30 start to 21:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins The Hub 500 Park Avenue Aztec West Bristol BS32 4RZ
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InDevelopment


What is “InDevelopment”? 

InDevelopment is a new type of working group event BLG is piloting.  We will collectively look at 3 separate real life project and organisational scenarios from systems perspectives, drawing on each other’s expertise in a friendly and constructive atmosphere.  We will discuss each scenario in small groups and brief our findings across the groups.  All who attend will agree to maintain discretion over anything discussed.

What will you get out of attending? 

We will use a collaborative problem-solving approach that leads to a shared learning experience for all, not just those whose topics are being worked on.  It will provide an opportunity to work and learn with fellow systems folk.  We hope that all will deepen their understanding of Systems Thinking, and their own problem solving and decision making behaviours.

What’s the approach? 

We will examine each of the 3 scenarios through the lens of Systems Thinking, and in particular from the perspective of the personal qualities and attributes a Systems Thinker might have.  We have been inspired by two (relatively) recent BLG talks; one by Kevan Boll on the subject of Daniel Kahneman’s work and the second by Gary Smith, on an approach to Systems Thinking he has developed with Brigitte Daniel Allegro, that they call the Systems Thinking Tree.

 

Preparing for the session: 

 

Recommended preparation for attendees will be to read and watch the following:

 

Systems Thinking Fast & Slow: Presentation by Kevan Boll:  www.bit.ly/BLG-FastSlow

Systems Tree in action:  Presentation by Gary Smith:  www.bit.ly/BLG-Sepsis

Examples of Kahneman and Tverksy’s heuristics and biases: www.bit.ly/KahnemanAnimation

 

 



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31/01/2017 -
31/01/2017

18:00 - 20:30
North West


Network Rail – Square One, 4 Travis Street, Manchester, M1 2NF (3rd Floor – Room 7 and 8)
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Systems Engineering In Rail


The first North West Group event of 2017 will be a double header exploring the application of Systems Engineering in the rail sector:

Kevin Gedge will talk about how Systems Engineering is being used on Network Rail's Major Infrastructure Projects.

Andy Jenkins (Systems Engineering Manager - Thales) and Alan Knott (Principal Professional Associate - WSP|Parsons Brinkerhoff) will explore aspects of Systems Engineering applies to the Manchester Metrolink Extension Programme.


Refreshments (including pizza) will be provided from 1800 with the prograsmme getting underway at 1830.

 

Square One is most easily accessed from Manchester Piccadilly railway station.



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02/02/2017 -
02/02/2017

1730
Railway Interest Group


Arup, Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ
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Embedding Systems Engineering in NR Infrastructure Projects


 

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Network Rail (NR) Infrastructure Projects Engineering function (IP‐ENG) was established in January 2016 to improve and provide consistency in engineering leadership and assurance, responding to the lack of a whole systems approach to engineering across NR IP.

Kevin Gedge, Systems Engineering Discipline Manager, will introduce the development of the IP-ENG function of 1,500 engineers, embedding Systems Thinking and Engineering practice through policy, standards, and SE competencies.

Kevin will also introduce Network Rail’s integrated engineering lifecycle (iELC) with its approach to engineering assurance to address key project delivery risks including:

  • Inadequate requirements management and governance
  • Lack of scalable end to end engineering processes
  • Lack of integrated engineering approach and SE interfacing with the supply chain

iELC introduces a configurable phased lifecycle approach, which aligns with the policy for management of Network Rail projects (GRIP), ISO/IEC15288:2015 as well as improving integration between engineering and non-engineering activities and alignment with the collaborative working approach introduced within Building Information Management (BIM).

Arrive from 17:00 for a 17:30 start.

 

Click here to register on Eventbrite

 

22/02/2017 -
22/02/2017

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Room W1.31, Sir David Davies Bldg
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An Evaluation of the Viable System Model with Supporting Cybernetic Tools as an Aid to Capability Acquisition in a Modern Gas Turbine Manufacturer by Peter Holloway, Design Sciences, Rolls Royce


 

Abstract: Stafford Beer’s Viable System Model is a cybernetic tool for modelling organisational structures and assessing their viability. It has been described as a conceptual tool for understanding organisations, redesigning them and where appropriate supporting the management of change.

 

The VSM is supported by a set of concepts and methodological tools which assist in the understanding of organisational complexity. The application of these tools is not trivial. While many of the concepts are simple in theory, their application relies heavily on shared understanding between groups of stakeholders with a variety of interests and degrees of commitment.

 

An evaluation of the VSM was conducted using the engineering capability of a major aerospace developer as a subject.  The study coincided with organisational restructuring allowing a comparison of recommendations and an assessment of the utility of the model and methods.

 

The results of the study show that while the VSM can be challenging to employ, due largely to its conceptual content, it has proven to be a useful tool for understanding the regulatory functions of organisations of this type.  

 

Author: Peter Holloway is an employee of Rolls-Royce plc. He has worked for the Engineering Capability sub-organisation and its predecessor for the last five years, specializing in the engineering of design & simulation systems for gas turbines.  He has worked for a variety of engineering firms in the United Kingdom: from technology start-ups to top tier defence suppliers. His postgraduate studies include robotics and cybernetics. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce he spent six years in the MoD where he applied systems principles to socio-cultural research in operational theatres.

 

28/02/2017 -
28/02/2017

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, 55 Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H 0XH
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Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements


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In the 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, by Alison Danahay, a Principal Systems Engineering and Integration Consultant at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, follows on from John’s and describes several 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.

Alison Danahay is a professional Systems Engineer with 26+ years experience in engineering. She has been working with the Network Rail Safety Technical Engineering team on the definition of requirements to migrate current UK signalling and operations to ETCS Level 2.

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13/03/2017 -
13/03/2017

18:30 for 19:00, till 21:00
Bristol Local Group


Room 1.15 Queens Building, University Walk, Bristol. BS8 1UB
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Systems Research Showcase




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Past Events

Time Location Details
31/10/2016 -
04/11/2016

All Day
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Systems Engineering 5-Day Course


This 5-Day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organisations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines, which combine to optimise system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.
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17/10/2016 -
21/10/2016

All Day
Certification Training International Advert


London, UK
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CSEP Exam Prepration 5-Day Course


Certification Training International (CTI) offers a CSEP (Certified Systems Engineering Professional) Preparation 5-Day Course focused on preparing you to successfully sit the CSEP examination conducted by INCOSE. CTI is focused on equipping you with the knowledge to comfortably sit certification examinations. Our training stands out as having been scientifically designed to this end, employing leading edge adult learning principles and techniques to assist delegates to absorb and recall the information needed in the fastest possible way.
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12/10/2016 -
12/10/2016

18:30 - 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Digital Rail Presentation & Chapter AGM


18:30 Arrive for a 19:00 Start.

Coffee, Tea and Donuts will be provided.

We are holding our annual AGM. Items to be discussed include:

  • Intro to Bristol Local Group,
  • ASEC 2016,
  • Ideas for Future Events
  • BLG Membership Review.

The presentation for this evening is "Digital Railway: Enterprise Architecture Delivery Programme and Needs" by Colin Brown (Network Rail) Principal Architecture Phase 3 and Mike Brownsword (Atkins) Phase 3 Target State Lead.

Abstract: As with any SE journey few of us would choose to start where we do, the beginning is preferable but rarely realistic, Digital Railway (DR) is no different, it brings with it a history as long as the rail industry itself. This presentation will focus on how the programme is moving forward from where we are today using a System of Systems approach.

The Digital Railway challenge is to compress a 50-year capability development into 15-years. To do this we are trying to innovate the approach to capability readiness and delivery across the industry, we say trying as to do this the Digital Railway programme is working in partnership with the whole industry to maximise the potential of digital technology.

This paper will focus on the both the small changes we are making within the team to deliver high levels of performance through to the whole industry challenges which affect both the traditional SE community and the SoS movement and the way we work together across technical and business systems.



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04/10/2016 -
04/10/2016

19:00 - 21:00
North West


Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Malt Building, Wilderspool Business Park, Greenalls Avenue, Warrington, WA4 6HL
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INCOSE NWG - Wicked problems, complex decisions, and Babel Fish


Over the last century our society has developed a range of methods to tackle and resolve complicated challenges and decisions, especially across the various domains of Engineering. However these ’traditional’ approaches can break down when faced with complex situations, where feedback and interaction is significant (often because people are in the loop).

The good news is that there are also methods, tried and tested but less well established, to tackle this real world of complex, messy, human situations.

This talk will cover:

  • A brief outline of Systems Thinking with an introduction to SCiO, a group of systems thinking practitioners
  • Wicked problems, and how to recognise them
  • Decision Conferencing – the use of software models as a basis for sense-making with multiple stakeholders including the Synplex process for tackling wicked problems (with an example) and multi-criteria modelling for collaborative decision-making (with an example)

Presented by Peter Miles - Consultant at Catalyze

 

Refreshments provided.



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03/10/2016 -
07/10/2016

All Day
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Systems Engineering Management 5-Day Course


This 5-Day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organisations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines, which combine to optimise system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.
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26/09/2016 -
26/09/2016

10:00 - 15:00
Agile Systems Engineering WG


IBM, Warwick
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Agile Systems Engineering Working Group


Following the very successful paper at INCOSE IS in July, this session of the working group will be continuing to develop our thinking around how to apply Agile Systems Engineering.
19/09/2016 -
19/09/2016

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


Rolls-Royce plc Whittle House WH73 PO Box 3, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7QE, UK Sat nav postcode - BS34 6QA
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SSE Meeting 21


To review work for use at ASEC2016 and formal publication.

19/09/2016 -
23/09/2016

All Day
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Systems Engineering 5-Day Course


This 5-Day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organisations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines, which combine to optimise system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.
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12/09/2016 -
12/09/2016

Full Days
Swiss Chapter


Kongresshaus Zürich
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SWISSED 2016


The Swiss Systems Engineering Day 2016 (SWISSED 2016) will take place at Kongresshaus Zürich again on Monday, September 12th 2016.

This year, international guests can indulge in almost a whole week of interesting topics, since SWISSED 2016 will be held in conjunction with the 4th European STAMP Workshop (Tuesday, September 13th until Thursday, September 15th 2016). STAMP intruduces a systems approach to safety and security.

You can sign up jointly for both events for special rates, see here .

09/08/2016 -
09/08/2016

10:00 - 15:30
Human Centric Systems Engineering WG


QinetiQ Portsdown Technology Park, Southwick Road Cosham, PO6 3RU
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HCSEWG Plenary Meeting #006