June 21, 2017 – June 21, 2017
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
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 with early ancient ideas and literature on systems, moving onto modern systems scientists (Bertalanffy, Wiener, Churchman, Forrester, etc.), and ending with INCOSE’s SE Handbook and the SEBoK explanations of the Concepts, Principles and Patterns of Systems Thinking. The road this talk will take is long and winding but it will illustrate the rich heritage that Systems Thinking brings to the table. And the fact that this is a new way to view the world with new eyes. To be able to see the world beyond its abstract categories and definitions and to start to appreciate the wonder of a system’s “wholeness.”
Speaker: Mr. Martin is a practicing Systems Engineer with over 35 years of experience. He is the founder and owner of SE Scholar, LLC, a company dedicated to helping Systems Engineers get their INCOSE SEP certification through affordable, on line instruction, no matter where they live and work! Paul also serves as an Adjunct Professor at UMBC where he teaches two SE graduate courses.
Advance Registration $20 for Members, $25 for Non-members, and Students Free.
Payments received after June 18th, add $5.