Chesapeake Chapter Offers
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarships
Deadline Extended: May 31, 2017
Chapter Member Scholarship, $5,000: The INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Foundation is ...
Learn the Tools and Methods of Design Thinking That Will Turn Your Organization Into an Innovation Powerhouse
Abstract: Creating a culture of innovation sounds great, but how do you start? Focusing on our experience in making substantive change in the DoD and government environments, we’ve leveraged the design thinking methodology to inject innovation into our organization. Join us for a workshop stepping through the core components of a design thinking approach. You’ll learn about ethnographic interviewing, analogous research, brainstorming methods and low fidelity prototyping to rapidly bring a concept into the physical world. More importantly you will practice these activities – this is a hands-on session with the intent of providing participants with takeaway knowledge and tools.
Instructors: Thomas Heffner is a leader in Design Thinking and works at the intersection of design, technology, and business. He uses human centered design to create transformative solutions for the complex and challenging problems facing our nation’s security. His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review and the UK’s New Scientist. Dennis Smith is a founding member of JHU/APL’s Design Thinking Corps – responsible for the application of design thinking methods to both external (sponsor-facing) projects as well as internal initiatives. He was a chief contributor to the creation of an innovation space and currently manages a lab-wide competition for innovation solutions to technical challenges.
Continental Breakfast 8-9am and Lunch 12-1pm Tutorial
Cost: INCOSE Members: $100, Guests $125. Register Deadline May 10th. Maximum numberof participants is 15, so be sure to register early! To pay by credit card or PayPal, visit ourwebsite.
A Systems View of Whole-Enterprise Enterprise Architecture By: Marc Gewertz
May 17, 2017 6:00pm Networking and Dinner, 7:00pm Lecture
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Building 1 (Lecture in Parsons Auditorium)
Presentation: There is much confusion across business, government and non-profit organizations as to exactly what the differences are between the business practices of Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture, and IT Architecture. Most is due to overlap of interests and many differences in terminology between architects, managers and executives, especially when their activities are coupled with external organizations, customers and stakeholders with different interests and needs, a common working environment in today’s marketplace. Through the lens of a systems perspective of an enterprise in a start-up environment, the basic and fundamental capabilities are systematically differentiated and defined, including the roles and responsibilities for architecting and managing each capability.
Speaker: Marc Gewertz is a leading-edge EA with an extensive background in engineering, program management, EA and governance. Marc specializes in the integration of business processes and resources, pioneering advanced methodologies in integrated team concepts. Prior to management consulting Marc served GE and Lockheed Martin executives and managers as a complex problem solver of systemic business problems. Marc’s experience spans all size businesses from startups to mega-corporations. He has performed work for government, commercial and not-for-profit system and service providers over a wide range of domains from interior design products to space systems, from patient-centered disability services to health insurance and other IT-intensive services.
Advance Registration $20 for Members, $25 for Non-members, and Students Free. Payments received after May 14th, add $5.
Description: Applying UPDM 2/DODAF/MODAF with MagicDraw is a 5 day course for Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM 2). The course focuses on implementation of UPDM 2 using core MagicDraw functionality and the MagicDraw UPDM 2 plug-in.
Course: This comprehensive course will help students to quickly improve planning and implementation of complex systems using UPDM 2 standards and the MagicDraw UPDM 2 plug-in. The training approach used assumes that many students have a basic understanding of DoDAF or MODAF and an understanding of how to describe an architecture. This course covers UPDM 2 in terms of the following architectural frameworks:
May 19, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
The Chesapeake Chapter Women in Systems Engineering (WISE) will host the 3rd Annual WISE and Wine Networking Event.
Ms. Courtney Wright, INCOSE Certification Program Manager, will be our guest speaker. Ms. Wright will address the benefits of INCOSE SEP Certification and will share some additional information regarding certification.
This Event is Sponsored by InfoTek, Wood Consulting Services, and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and open to women and men.
The Chesapeake Chapter in collaboration with the Washington Metro Area Chapter are pleased to offer a Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Exam at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel Maryland. This Exam is being sponsored by Chesapeake Chapter and Washington Metro Area Chapter.
In October 2016, a number of our members were interested in taking the SEP Exam offered by the INCOSE Washington Metro Area Chapter. We supported our members by offering a free chartered bus for transportation to Virginia along with a light breakfast and lunch.
In response to interest expressed by our members to host an exam more local to our Chapter, we successfully arranged for the INCOSE Certification Program Manager, Ms. Courtney Wright, to travel to the Baltimore area to support our members to administer this exam.
This paper-based SEP Exam will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 9:30am -11:30am, arrival by 9:00am and is open to INCOSE members only and non-members. If you are not currently an INCOSE member and wish to join, please register as a member Join INCOSE
NOTE: You may take this Exam without being a member of INCOSE. However, once you pass the Exam, you must become a member of INCOSE, and complete the Application Process with the required fees to become a Certified SEP.
June 21, 2017 – June 21, 2017 Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Map and Directions | Register Description: Presentation: We will look at the context of the Systems Thinking paradigm by exploring its history and philosophy. Explaining how this new mode of thought allows engineers to understand the workings of the world better. Starting […]
We are pleased to announced Certification Training International (CTI) will be offering an Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) and Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) training course. The 5-day course will be held at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Montpelier Building (MP) 3, Room E183, September 25th through 29th (Monday through Friday), 8:00 am to […]
Chesapeake Chapter Offers Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarships Deadline Extended: May 31, 2017 Chapter Member Scholarship, $5,000: The INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Foundation is offering a scholarship for a chapter member or a family member. The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria and be enrolled in a college or university STEM-related program. Chapter Member Scholarship Application Open Scholarship, […]
The Chesapeake Chapter of INCOSE serves the systems engineering community in Baltimore, MD and its suburbs. INCOSE is an international professional organization dedicated to advancing the practice of Systems Engineering.
The Chesapeake Chapter is very active and prides itself in the many endeavors it has undertaken. An organization such as ours relies on the willingness of its membership to put as much effort into it as they receive in return. We enjoy a high membership renewal rate because the members are involved and receive value for their time and money. Consider being part of this thriving organization.
The Chesapeake Chapter is the Northern and Central Maryland area chapter of INCOSE, formed to support INCOSE in the expansion of systems engineering understanding, practice, definition, and evolution. In addition, the Chesapeake Chapter is responsible for the expansion of INCOSE through increased membership of both individuals and organizations. We will further the systems engineering effort through an aggressive approach to informing the local, national, and international systems engineering community of our highly professional organization dedicated to systems engineering excellence. We will respond to our stakeholders' needs with enthusiasm and will provide them with and/or develop the information that meets their specific requirements. We will focus on understanding and disseminating the changing role of systems engineering as we enter the 21st century. We will meet these needs through providing a forum and communications channel to exchange systems engineering information, questions, concepts, application to future technologies, etc. on a local level, providing a service that cannot be achieved at the national and international level.
The Chesapeake Chapter of INCOSE is proud to recognize the following organizations for sponsoring our endeavors to expanding the understanding and appreciation of Systems Engineering in the local area:
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: A interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem.
Systems Engineering integrates all the disciplines and specialty groups into a team effort forming a structured development process that proceeds from concept to production to operation. Systems Engineering considers both the business and the technical needs of all customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user needs.
INCOSE MEMBERSHIP: Takes dedication, and that is the hallmark of the organization. If you are looking for a community of peers, resources for your career, and a place to be a leader, INCOSE is for you. INCOSE members stand out and are often sought after as experts. INCOSE members share practices and learn from each other. INCOSE members create products, produce events and represent the organization in international forums. INCOSE members increase the body of knowledge and advance the practice of systems engineering.