Developing Systems Engineer Expertise:
Actions You Can Take
March 15, 2017 6:00pm Networking and Dinner, 7:00pm Lecture
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Presentation: A study of top systems engineers has identified actionable information on how their development differs from general practice in talent development. This presentation will provide actionable findings and identify potential changes to our current approach. While much has been written about what systems engineering is, what systems engineers do, what defines competency, and how to teach systems engineering, not much exists on how systems engineering experts develop their abilities. There has been significant research in other fields about how expertise is developed. Now we have similar information about systems engineering that we can use in practice.
Speaker: Jim Armstrong is an Industry Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in the School of Systems and Enterprises. Jim has practiced systems engineering for 50 years performing various roles including configuration management, test, deployment, chief engineer, program manager, and program element monitor. For the last 28 years, he taught, consulted, and appraised systems engineering and project management in industry and government. He has contributed to many of the systems engineering standards and models. Jim is active in INCOSE and is a regular presenter at the International Symposium.
Advance Registration $20 for Members, $25 for Non-members, and Students Free. Payments received after March 12th, add $5.
The Chesapeake Chapter is pleased to offer a FREE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Exam at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel Maryland.
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 FREE 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.
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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.