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Some Rumination on Systems Engineering

Everyone a Systems Engineer … or at least a Systems Thinker?

by Patrick Williams February 26, 2012

Presidents POV My first job out of college was as a Mechanical Engineer. Although I was doing finite element analysis to calculate stresses for state of the art electromagnetic devices, I was told that “every engineer is a marketer”. Our mindset was to be such that we were all to be thinking about new business […]

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Solving Systems Engineering problems on the Back of a Napkin

by Communications February 24, 2012

Paul Martin shares his experience at Dan Roam seminar. Insights drawn on the Back of a Napkin.

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IW2012: Chesapeake Report

by Communications January 29, 2012

Read some of the attendees thoughts and experiences on IW2012. If you went to the Workshop as well we’d love to publish your thoughts also. Please leave a comment or e-mail us.

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Predicting or Creating the Future?

by Communications January 7, 2012

Looking at Thomas Frey’s “Eight Grand Challenges for Human Advancement” from the latest THE FUTURIST, and contrasting it with IDC’s “hyper-disruption” period we are presently experiencing. How does SE fit into the creation of the future?

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Forbes names Baltimore 2nd for Tech Work in the U.S.

by Communications November 22, 2011

According to their research, which looked at the most recent high-tech employment data from metropolitan areas around the country Forbes Magazine found that Baltimore ranked 2nd in the U.S. for tech jobs.

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Proposed Establishment of Sectors and Sector Directors

by Communications October 24, 2011

This October and November, INCOSE Members will be asked to vote on a change to the INCOSE bylaws that is unanimously endorsed by the Board of Directors (BoD) to enable organizational changes that will establish the new positions of Sector Directors. The primary objectives of this proposal are to improve the direct influence of Chapters […]

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INCOSE and PMI: A Strategic Alliance at All Levels

by Communications September 17, 2011

Last night I saw something that really started to get me much more excited about the upcoming Baltimore PMI and INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Joint Panel . I was navigating around the website (as I normally do…I mean come on now…Who doesn’t?) and ran across an interesting news announcement. The title of the announcement, released […]

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Can Systems Engineering account for a corrupt heart?

by Communications August 26, 2011

I was reading a Washington Post editorial a few weeks back, dealing with the tragic events around the July 23rd train accident in China.  What got me was the line: “the government was forced to admit that a design flaw was partly to blame for the accident, and not only a lightning strike” Looking into […]

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Style vs Substance?

by Communications August 17, 2011

Where’s the fight? Every now and then I get an invitation in the mail to partake in a one day seminar for Edward Tufte’s “Presentation Data & Information.” I’ve never been able to go but the invitation I receive has a wonderful reproduction of an 1869 information map by Charles Joseph Minard. On one graphic, […]

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