Calendar

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

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Agile Working Group inaugural meeting

Agile Systems Engineering WG

IBM United Kingdom Limited Birmingham Road Warwick Warwickshire

10:00 - 1600

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Current Events

Time Location Details
07/08/2014 -
07/08/2014

10:00 - 1600
Agile Systems Engineering WG


IBM United Kingdom Limited Birmingham Road Warwick Warwickshire
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Agile Working Group inaugural meeting


The first meeting of the INCOSE UK Agile Working Group will be at IBM Warwick on Thursday 7 August starting at 10am and with an intended finish of 4pm. I know that is not convenient for everyone; I will try to ensure that any important points are captured so that we can share them with anyone unable to attend.

Please can you let me know if you intend to attend, or if you are sending someone else.

I would appreciate it if you could come prepared. Some things I would like you to have thought about in advance are:

  1. What is the driving force behind your interest in Agile for Systems Engineering (what need are you addressing)
  2. What do you want to get out of the Working Group
  3. What are your current references for understanding Agile
  4. What I hope to get out of this first meeting is a goal statement for the working group and a plan for starting work on at least one output (possibly a z-guide)

    If you have any really good references, then it would be really helpful if you could print out some notes, links, abstracts, references, or whatever you have, with enough copies to go around. I am hoping that by the meeting, I will have a plan for a collaboration space, either on the INCOSE UK domain, or elsewhere, so that we can share information easily.

    I will have some information about the INCOSE UK expectations of a Working Group, and we will have an update from the INCOSE International Agile Systems Working Group.

    Hazel Woodcock

    click here for a link to directions

Future Events

Time Location Details
02/09/2014 -
02/09/2014


Model Based Systems Engineering


Rolls Royce
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Model Based Systems Engineering WG Mtg


08/09/2014 -
08/09/2014

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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Service SE Meeting #10 Please note change of venue


Agenda:

1. Introductions

2. Notes from Last Meeting 21 July 2014

3. Issues with scope and content of work.

4. World views of Services

5. Scope of Working Group

6. Use Cases – updates

7. Characteristics – updates

8. Threefold – Strawman

9. ASEC14 presentation/contribution

10/09/2014 -
10/09/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


RSSB, Block 2, Angel Square, 1 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NY
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Whole Life Cost Modelling for the Tube


I am pleased to announce our first event for the Autumn session:

Whole Life Cost Modelling for the Tube, Stephen Jones, LU, 1700H for 1730H, Wednesday, 10th September 2014, RSSB, Block 2, Angel Square, 1 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NY.

Stephen Jones is a Systems Engineer at London Underground. He will describe how systems thinking is being applied to whole life cost and some of the practical problems encountered. The presentation will examine the enterprise-level requirement and will review different solutions taken from UK history and overseas practice. For the New Tube for London, Stephen will describe how LU are scaling the whole life cost approach up to line level and how this can focus development on those key activities that drive cost over the programme and asset life cycles.

There is no charge for attendance at this event but places must be booked in advance. Bookings for this event are now open. To book, obtain directions or for any other questions, please contact me at bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk or on +44 (0)7970 694043.

29/09/2014 -
29/09/2014

7.00 pm (coffee from 6.30)
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Defence Academy Shrivenham Marlborough Hall Room 105
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Enterprise Systems Engineering IG


The SESAR Enterprise
 
We pick up after summer break with an Invited talk by John Lomax of Airbus Defence & Space, who will join us from his office in Brussels.
 
Synopsis: A programmatic overview will be given of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management System Development Programme (SESAR) - with observations on the application of Systems Engineering in the context of the new paradigms of Enterprise Systems and Systems of Systems Engineering (ESE and SoSE). The presentation will include a summary of the of the programme scope and objectives, with special emphasis on key challenges, including its size and complexity and the emerging SE responses.  The talk will be illustrated by slides and an audio-visual presentation. Ample time will be allowed for discussion of points arising. 
 
Presenter: John Lomax is a Systems Engineer with Airbus Defence and Space with over 28 years experience that include international assignments across five different countries. He has a degree in Control Systems and an Advanced Systems Engineering Diploma and is an INCOSE CSEP and Senior Certification Application Reviewer. Previous notable positions includes the lead requirements and systems engineering role for the Prognostics and Health Management System of the Joint Strike Fighter Programme. John is currently on assignment as one of the 'Technical Coherence Coordinators' of the Industrial Support Team at the SESAR Joint Undertaking European Commission Agency located in Brussels.
 
Although the talk continues the on-going exploration of enterprise-related issues, it will undoubtedly be of interest to those who have not previously attended the IG and who wish to gain some insight into complex multi-national programmes. 
 
[Please note that are currently planning a session from 4pm for those involved in the presentation on ESE & SoS for ASEC 14. Details to be confirmed nearer the time.]
 
In order to comply with Defence Acedemy's rules for visitor access, we ask those wishing to attend to register by close of play on Friday 26th September, either on line - ie below - or by contacting Peter Brook on dashwoodbrook@aol.com , 
 
10/10/2014 -
10/10/2014

09:30 - 17:00
Agile Systems Engineering WG


Thales, Reading
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Workshop to understand different perspectives on agile SE


At the inaugural INCOSE Agile SE working group, the group identified that there was no clear and universally agreed definition of Agile Systems Engineering. The group agreed to hold an initial workshop to understand what is meant by ‘Agile SE’. This workshop will use Soft Systems Methodology to understand the different worldviews of Agile SE, and if time permits to analyse the differences between worldview. The workshop is open to all INCOSE UK individual and CAB members. We are interested in people who have applied agile SE methods, who have a business need to apply agile SE or just an interest in the subject. No prior experience of Soft Systems is required.

This is a working session of the Agile SE working group rather than a training event of management session. Participants will be expected to work together to develop a series of alternative views of what Agile SE is.

Duncan Kemp has kindly offered to facilitate this workshop and Thales are providing a great location.


We will need to know your nationality and your company name and address if you intend to attend. Please register through this site and we will pick up the other details in follow up conversations.

16/10/2014 -
16/10/2014

18:00
Midlands_Local_Group


Loughborough University, W1.30 Sir David Davies Building
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What is the value of Systems Engineering?


Award winning presentation: Quantification of the Value of Systems Engineering, and the influence of the organization by Prof. Paul Davies MA(Cantab), C.Math, C. Eng INCOSE Systems Design Engineer, Network Rail For more information view the flyer.


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16/10/2014 -
16/10/2014

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, W1.30 Sir David Davies Building
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Quantification of the Value of Systems Engineering, and the influence of the organisation


In 2000, Sarah Sheard and Chris Miller published “The Shangri-La of ROI” on the subject of the value provided by Systems Engineering (SE). In the opening paragraph, they summarized: “This paper shows that: 1) There are no “hard numbers”; 2) There will be no hard numbers in the foreseeable future; 3) If there were hard numbers, there wouldn’t be a way to apply them to your situation; and 4) if you did use such numbers, no one would believe you anyway.”#However, time has moved on, and recent studies by Eric Honour and by the National Defence Industries Association (led by Joseph Elm) have started to quantify the correlation between SE practices and business benefit. Sheard and Miller’s points (1) and (2) are  therefore seen to have been overcome. However, the study results need careful interpretation and consideration of the organizational context in which they apply. This presentation will cover some empirical rules for consideration of point (3), and start to address the barriers to adoption of point (4).

An outline of the presentation is as follows:
- Different models for the business value of SE
- The conclusions of the relevant studies, and implications for the ROI in SE
- The dependence of the business benefit correlation with  project complexity
and individual / organisational competence
- The evolution of maturity in SE praxis, by individuals and organisations
- A possible interpretative structural model of achieving maximum value of SE through improvement of praxis

 

For more information and to book please contact Luminita Ciocoiu
Tel: 01509 635 208
Email:L.Ciocoiu@lboro.ac.uk

27/10/2014 -
30/10/2014

Full Days
INCOSE EMEA


Cape Town, South Africa
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INCOSE EMEA Sector Conference


The EMEASEC is the continuation of the biennial European Systems Engineering conferences (EuSEC). The name of this ninth conference has changed from EuSEC to EMEASEC in order to better represent the geographical and cultural scope of the EMEA Sector of INCOSE. For more information http://incose-emea.org/.


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29/10/2014 -
29/10/2014

3.30pm
INCOSE Associates


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Continuous Engineering: A vision for the future of engineering. A conversation between INCOSE and IBM


Continuous engineering describes the essential capability that engineering organisations must foster to successfully develop the increasingly sophisticated and connected products and systems that markets and customers now demand. Continuous engineering isn’t a wholesale replacement of systems engineering or existing techniques such as agile and lean; instead it is rethinking of the key practices needed to scale development to meet future engineering demands—practices such as continuous verification, unlocking engineering knowledge and strategic reuse.

If you want to join the conversation about a better way to do things, then join this webcast on 29th October to hear Jon Holt of INCOSE and Greg Gorman & Barclay Brown of IBM discuss continuous engineering and its relevance to the systems engineering profession.

To register click here



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03/11/2014 -
03/11/2014

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


QinetiQ, 1st Floor, 36 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH
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SSE Meeting 11


The aim of this meeting will be to look at Use Cases and how they fit into the template and do they tell us the information we need to support Systems Engineering of services.

Notes from Previous Meetings are at

http://www.incosewiki.org.uk/Service_Systems_Engineering/index.php?title=Main_Page

Past Events

Time Location Details
21/07/2014 -
21/07/2014

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


QinetiQ, 1st Floor, 36 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH
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Service SE Meeting #9


The aim of this meeting will be to consolidate where we are and get to a point where, at the next meeting, we can finalise the characterisation variables and Use Cases we are going to use in our analysis of techniques etc.

1.       Review plan and current status
2.       Review and agree characterisation variables
3.       Review and agree service type categorisations
4.       Review existing Use Cases
5.       Review Use Case template
6.       Discuss generic Use Case examples
7.       Discuss output format
8.       Agree actions for next meeting

Notes from Previous Meetings are at

http://www.incosewiki.org.uk/Service_Systems_Engineering/index.php?title=Main_Page

15/07/2014 -
15/07/2014

18:30 -21:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub, 500 Park Avenue Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4RZ
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A Systems Approach to Nuclear Safety”


For this event, the Bristol Local Group is pleased to welcome Gideon York, of the Office of Nuclear Regulation, to discuss a Systems Approach to Nuclear Regulation.

Gideon will present an overview of the issues of nuclear safety, introduce the role of Office of Nuclear Regulator and its changing approach and conclude with a couple of Case Studies. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss role of governance and oversight across the Systems Engineering field

This event is free, and refreshments will be provided, however for site security requirements and to ensure appropriate catering arrangements can be made, please register online

07/07/2014 -
07/07/2014

6.30 for 7.00 pm
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Defence Academy Shrivenham Room 107 Marlborough Hall
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ESE Interest Group


After two workshop meetings, we return to presentation-mode with a talk from one of INCOSE UK's most influential members, who will speak on issues of direct concern to Enteprise Systems Engineering.

 

“Addressing Root Causes through Enterprise-level Collaboration”.

 
The talk will be based on the presenter's experience from Niteworks and the development of its White Papers, including Continuous Capability Evolution and Architecting Styles (but will also mention Complex Systems Interventions and Capability Coherence). It will focus the major part of the briefing on the first two of these as exemplars. 
 
Presenter:
 

Mike Wilkinson is the Technical Director of Niteworks, where he is on secondment from Atkins. He has a first degree in physics and a PhD in theoretical physics from King’s College London. He is past president of the UK Chapter of INCOSE and is currently their Academic Director. He is co-chair of both INCOSE’s UK and International Architecture Working Groups. Within Atkins he is a Technical Director in the Defence Business Unit and was first chair of the Atkins Systems Technical Network. He is a visiting professor at the University of Loughborough, where he is associated with the Engineering System of Systems (ESoS) group.

This topic should be of interest to a wide cross-section of INCOSE membership, who are encouraged to attend even if they have not previously been involved with the ESE Interest Group. There wil be ample opportunity for discussion with Mike and between attendees. If previous meetings are any guide, this will be lively, informative and stimulating.

Time wil be taken at the end of the meeting to discuss future plans, in particular the way ahead for the workshop topic: ESE vs SOSE. 

The usual rules for booking in apply: to be admitted at reception, please book in via this site by close of business on Friday 4th July

03/07/2014 -
03/07/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Mott MacDonald’s offices in 10 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RB
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HS2 Systems Architecture


Eddie will describe how a systems architecture is being constructed and used on the HS2 project to identify all high level interfaces and to align activities concerned with RAM, safety, requirements, commissioning and overall systems demonstration and assurance. For more details see the flyer attached.


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01/07/2014 -
01/07/2014


Model Based Systems Engineering


Dassault Systèmes
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Model Based Systems Engineering WG Mtg


27/06/2014 -
03/07/2014

Full Days
INCOSE Central


Henderson, NV, USA
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INCOSE International Symposium


INCOSE's International Symposium brings together senior leaders and practitioners from industry, universities, and organizations to deliver the latest global perspective on systems engineering along with sponsors and exhibitors from across the global systems engineering community.

Four industry tracks are included in the Technical Program:

  • Automotive Industry Track
  • Biomedical & Healthcare Industry Track
  • Energy & Infrastructure Industry Track
  • Ground Transportation Industry Track

This year's programming focuses on relevant industry themes and challenges - including increasing SE capability and SE competency within these domains; increasing the effectiveness of SE change programs across organizations; reuse and SE PLM (product lifecycle management) strategies and SE implementation case studies. Industry Roundtables and working sessions allow industry exchange of current SE practices and approaches to addressing SE challenges.

For more information visit http://www.incose.org/symp2014/?page=welcome.


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11/06/2014 -
11/06/2014

Full Day
UK Chapter


Lydiard House Conference Centre near Swindon SN5 3PA
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2014 Tutorial Day


INCOSE UK tutorial days provide an excellent opportunity to extend or reinforce your Systems Engineering skills by learning from acknowledged experts. The day focuses on subjects that are of practical use in an SE environment by covering topics that are established SE processes and techniques to add to your SE ‘tool-box’. There tutorial options will be published shortly.
29/05/2014 -
29/05/2014

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Garendon Wing (door L) Hollywell Park
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From IED's to bovine TB: Applying Systems Methods to Real World Problems


Science and technology has played an important role in supporting UK Government interests for
many years ranging from challenges within the UK to deployed operations abroad, such as Operation
HERRICK in Afghanistan since 2002. These challenges can be characterised by a high degree of
complexity, significant costs, major logistical demands and many severe technical obstacles that need
to be addressed, especially where there is a threat to livelihood or even threat to life such as in Op
HERRICK.


This presentation will comprise three elements. Firstly, the presentation will introduce some of the
complexities presented by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which became one of the touchstone
issues in Op HERRICK. IEDs have presented UK forces and coalition partners with extraordinary
challenges and treating them merely as a technical threat could only be part of a wider approach.
Secondly, the presentation will extend to introduce some systems approaches (including Soft
Systems Methodology SSM) currently being used within the Department for the Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), specifically in the domains of animal and plant health, and also bovine TB
in the UK. Effective interventions are necessary and systems methods are proving to be a vital way of
understanding long-term, complex sets of interconnected issues. Finally, the presentation will explain
how IEDs and animal/plant health/bovine TB are linked at all …


Neil Lindsay works in DSTL, the organisation providing scientific and technical support to the Ministry
of Defence. Following a period of in-depth materials research, Neil has undertaken a number of senior
roles within DSTL beginning with Chief Scientist (Naval Systems). For the last five years Neil has
developed innovative systems-based techniques to understand and counter complex enterprises and
threats.

 

Contact Information: Luminita Ciocoiu
L.Ciocoiu@lboro.ac.uk (01509 635 208)

19/05/2014 -
19/05/2014

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


University of Bristol The Systems Centre, University of Bristol, Faculty of Engineering, Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)117 331 5421
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Service Systems Engineering. Meeting 8


Agenda

1 Introduction / Attendees
2 Working Group Member Outcome Requirements and Schedule to complete
3 Previous minutes and outputs / Review and discussion of work being done
3.1 Risk in Service Provision
3.2 Characterisation of Services
3.3 Product-Service Systems
3.4 Review of Cambridge Services Alliance Documents
3.5 Review SEBoK entries
3.6 Update of Plan
4 Communications
5 Dates for future meetings
6 AOB

13/05/2014 -
13/05/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


UCL’s Roberts Building in Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE.
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The Atkins/UCL MSc in Rail Integrated Design Management: Developing the Skills to Deliver Multi-discipline Design Solutions


Bob will describe the integrated programme and its syllabus, reflect on the experience with it to date and suggest lessons that can be drawn for teaching system-related skills in the rail sector. For more details see the flyer attached.



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