Calendar

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

INCOSE Calendar
September 2018
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Successful Systems Approaches in Cross-Disciplinary Healthcare Improvement

Bristol Local Group

Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ

18:30 for 19:00 start to 20:30

SSE Meeting

Service Systems Engineering

Rolls-Royce plc Whittle House WH73 PO Box 3, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7QE, UK Sat nav postcode - BS34 6QA

10:30 - 14:30

Comparing and Contrasting Requirements Management across Aerospace and Nuclear Industries

North West

BAE SYSTEMS Warton, PR4 1AX, Theatre Lecture

17:30-20:00

Applying the INCOSE SE Competence Assessment Framework in the Rail Sector

Railway Interest Group

SNC-Lavalin Atkins’s offices in Euston Tower 286 Euston Road London NW1 3AT

17:00-18:45

1st working meeting of the group

Energy Systems Interest Group

Newcastle upon Tyne

09:30 - 17:00

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Current Events

Time Location Details
05/09/2018 -
05/09/2018

09:30 - 17:00
Energy Systems Interest Group


Newcastle upon Tyne
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1st working meeting of the group


Following the successful launch of the Interest Group in April 2018, this will be our first working meeting.

 

If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact us via email on Michael.Gainford@es.catapult.org.uk

 



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11/09/2018 -
11/09/2018

17:30-20:00
North West


BAE SYSTEMS Warton, PR4 1AX, Theatre Lecture
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Comparing and Contrasting Requirements Management across Aerospace and Nuclear Industries


 

Abstract

 

The systems developed by both BAE Systems in the defence industry and Sellafield in the nuclear industry have many common characteristics, including complexity, socio-technical aspects and a focus on dependability and safety. This profile leads to challenges in Requirements Management in both domains.

 

In this event, notable presenters from both industries will deliver a 20 minute presentation on the Requirements Management approach in their respective sector, answering questions that include: why they do it, how they do it, and their biggest challenges.  The presentations will be followed by a Q&A and open discussion session.

 

 

Suitable for: Systems Engineers of any level of experience who have an interest in Requirements Management.

 

 

Bios:

 

Tony Gibson: Tony is a Chartered Nuclear Engineer and INCOSE member (ASEP) who is the Requirements Management lead for Sellafield Limited and Deputy Head of Project Engineering Management. Tony’s nuclear career spans more than 30 years covering all stages of projects from studies, R&D and concept design through to implementation, plant handover, and asset management.

 

Katy Pilkington: Katy a Certified Systems Engineering Professional who has worked for BAE SYSTEMS for 10 years.  She has significant experience in Configuration and Requirements Management within the Aerospace industry.  Currently, she is part of the Typhoon Weapon System Requirements Management team.

 

 

Venue instructions…. If you would like to attend, please pre-register by emailing Dave Burton at d.burton@fnc.co.uk with your full name, company, DOB, nationality, and country of residence, no later than Wednesday 5th September so that we can estimate numbers and arrange site admission.  On arrival please report to main gate reception at BAE Systems, Warton.

 

 



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17/09/2018 -
17/09/2018

18:30 for 19:00 start to 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Successful Systems Approaches in Cross-Disciplinary Healthcare Improvement


UK Healthcare is facing many challenges: an ageing population with increasing complexity of multiple long term conditions; improvements in medical care which can treat a larger number of conditions, and continued budget pressures and raising expectations. Healthcare is a complex socio-technical system, and identifying and devising interventions with clear net benefits is a challenge: a classic ‘wicked problem’. 

This talk is a presentation of a paper by Johnson, Harding, Smith and Beck that recently won Best Paper award at the 2018 INCOSE International Symposium in Washington DC USA.  It covers an outreach project that took place last year to support, through a series of facilitated workshops using systems approaches, a multidisciplinary project led by the NHS in Shropshire to improve services for the frail elderly.  It will explain the context, the nature of the workshops and techniques applied, and the outcomes, including a coherent prioritised work programme, with buy-in from all stakeholders.   The approaches used included, Systemigrams, Causal Loop Modelling, N2 Diagrams, Class Diagrams and others.

The presenter, Julian Johnson (INCOSE CSEP), was one of the 3 strong outreach team.  He has been an active member of INCOSE since 1997 and contributed to OMG Systems Modelling Language (SysML). From 1987-2015 he held roles in BAE SYSTEMS focussed on systems process improvement He is now Director of Holistem Ltd., a systems engineering consultancy focussing on early-phase systems engineering activities.

 

24/09/2018 -
24/09/2018

10:30 - 14:30
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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SSE Meeting


Agenda

- Review poster  for ASEC 2018

Plan for SEE ession at ASEC2018

-Use of Architecture Frameworks

Updates to draft handbook

 

26/09/2018 -
26/09/2018

17:00-18:45
Railway Interest Group


SNC-Lavalin Atkins’s offices in Euston Tower 286 Euston Road London NW1 3AT
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Applying the INCOSE SE Competence Assessment Framework in the Rail Sector


1700H Doors Open, 1725H-1845H Event

Finding people with the right skills to perform railway Systems Engineering (SE) is a challenge that is frequently discussed at RIG meetings. The INCOSE SE Competence Framework cannot solve that problem but it can contribute to a solution by providing an objective means of assessing SE competence which, in turn, can underpin recruitment and staff development.

The Framework was originally developed by organisations in the defence sector but is being increasingly applied in the rail domain. This event will provide an opportunity for those curious about the Framework to understand not only what it is and how it works but also to learn how it can deliver value, what the challenges are and how these challenges may be overcome.

Kevin Gedge of Network Rail and Jane Sanders of Bombardier Transportation are both involved in deploying the Framework within their organisations, They will introduce the Framework, describe their experience of using it, outline some of the challenges that their organisations have faced and describe how these challenges have been overcome.

Ian Presland of Charterhouse Systems is Professional Development Director at INCOSE and a key member of the INCOSE International Competency Working Group. Ian will introduce the recently-released internationally-agreed version of the Framework, describing how it was developed and a pilot project to use competency as a basis for assessing applications for Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) status.

This event is being allocated a slightly longer slot than normal to allow others to contribute their experiences and views with the aims of starting to form an industry view on the Framework and to establish a network of people interested in the Framework in order to foster further exchange of experience. 

The meeting will take place at SNC-Lavalin Atkin's offices in Euston Tower 286 Euston Road London NW1 3AT.  There is no charge for attendance and the event is open to non-members but places must be booked in advance.  To book, obtain directions or to ask any other questions, please contact RIG Organiser, Michael Morua at m.morua@fnc.co.uk or call 07763455171.

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is an international professional society for systems engineers whose mission is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government

The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group has been formed: 

  • To provide a forum for those interested in Systems Engineering in rail to network in a less formal environment, to exchange good practice and to provide mutual support in an area which can require some sustained perseverance;
  • To promote, improve and share the practice of Systems Engineering within the rail industry;
  •  To foster connections with other professional bodies within rail and thereby promote cross fertilisation of knowledge and experience across sectors and community disciplines; and
  • To promote awareness of INCOSE UK and encourage membership within the rail industry.

For further information about the RIG, see www.incoseonline.org.uk and follow the ‘Groups’ link.



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Future Events

Time Location Details
04/10/2018 -
04/10/2018

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


tbc
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UKAB Meeting


23/10/2018 -
23/10/2018

17:00 - 19:00
Railway Interest Group


55 Broadway London SW1H 0BD
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Progressive Assurance and how it Applies to Digital Railway


 

Complex projects are becoming the norm, interdisciplinary projects coupled with advanced digital technologies are making the assurance landscape more challenging.  From managing requirements and assuring system interfaces to providing proactive integration, verification and validation of the solutions; only progressive assurance, unifying the suppliers and client in joint delivery, provides the necessary guarantee of success.

 

Tim Whitcher is Solution Lead (Digital Railway) for WSP UK. He brings more than a decade of professional engineering experience within safety critical industries, from assistant tester to technical authority having led, managed and delivered advanced, and SIL-rated, control and infrastructure implementations valued in the low thousands to the multimillions.

 

The meeting will take place at TfL’s offices in 55 Broardway, London SW1H 0BD. There is no charge for attendance and the event is open to non-members but places must be booked in advance. To book, obtain directions or to ask any other questions, please contact RIG Organiser Karl King on k.king@fnc.co.uk or 07403 293935.

 

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is an international professional society for systems engineers whose mission is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government

 

The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group has been formed:

 

  • To provide a forum for those interested in Systems Engineering in rail to network in a less formal environment, to exchange good practice and to provide mutual support in an area which can require some sustained perseverance;

  • To promote, improve and share the practice of Systems Engineering within the rail industry;

  • To foster connections with other professional bodies within rail and thereby promote cross fertilisation of knowledge and experience across sectors and community disciplines; and

  • To promote awareness of INCOSE UK and encourage membership within the rail industry.

    For further information about the RIG, see www.incoseonline.org.uk and follow the ‘Groups’ link.

 



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20/11/2018 -
21/11/2018

Full Days
UK Chapter


Vincent Building, Cranfield University
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INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2018 (ASEC2018)


The Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) is INCOSE UK's flagship annual event and brings together a wider range of professionals from a variety of backgrounds, with the common interest of building up their Systems Engineering knowledge and sharing ideas with their peers. The theme for this year's ASEC is based around the Year of Engineering. We want people to be inspired by what they are doing in their work, whether they are new to Systems Engineering or have many years of experince. For more information please visit the ASEC2018 website


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Past Events

Time Location Details
25/07/2018 -
25/07/2018

10:00 - 16:00
Early Careers Forum


Leonardo, Luton
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Summer Meeting


Earlier this year we made plans for 2018 and the next event in the calendar will be our summer meeting on the 25th of July 2018. Leonardo have kindly agreed to host us at their Luton site, with a number of items on the agenda from senior engineers talking about their career paths, to a walk about tour of some of Leonardo’s sensing products leading into their integration lab where they perform integration tests of one of their most important products.

This is a great chance to get more involved with the Early Careers Forum (ECF), meet a number of your peers as well as industry experts and senior engineers. We will also be discussing the ECF’s priorities and taking forward a number of objectives we’d like to achieve in the near future.

If you are able to join us, please confirm your attendance to emmah@dot-the-eye.com by the 20th of July2018, providing your full name, company and nationality. Leonardo have kindly offered to supply us with lunch so please can you also specify any dietary requirements when you contact us.



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16/07/2018 -
16/07/2018

10:30 - 14:30
Service Systems Engineering


Babcock International, Devonport House, Durley Park, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT
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Service Systems Engineering Group Meeting


Review of Service Systems Engineering Handbook

- Where have we got to where are we going

- Definitions of Characteristics

- Guidance for early Lifecycle Stages - taken from ASEC18 paper

07/07/2018 -
12/07/2018

Full Days
International


Grand Hyatt Washington DC 1000 H Street NW - Washington, D.C., USA, 20001
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28th Annual INCOSE International Symposium


25/06/2018 -
25/06/2018

18:30 for 19:00 start to 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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The Viable System Model & Moral Modality Framework– How Organisations Really Work


The Viable System Model (VSM), created by Stafford Beer over 40 years ago, has become one of the best known and widely used cybernetic and systems thinking approaches.  It is a powerful tool for the practical process of diagnosing problems in organisations, and helping to improve their functioning. 

 

Trevor Hilder, our speaker, is a long time Systems Thinker and VSM practitioner and has worked in, owned and managed businesses in the field of ICT since 1974.  He has applied the VSM in a wide variety of roles; ranging from training programmers, systems programming, creating one of the first database products to run on PCs, writing manufacturing systems, to building an Enterprise Resource Planning system for a convenience store chain.

 

Trevor had the good fortune of knowing Stafford Beer well, and was given the great complement of being told he is among the finest communicators of the concepts that underpin the model; including Ashby’s Law of Requisite Variety.

 

Building on and going beyond the VSM, Trevor has developed his own approach to understanding organisational and individual behaviours and relationships he has called the Moral Modality Framework.   This talk is an opportunity to learn about this powerful new approach as well as the VSM and to gain practical insights into their application.



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21/06/2018 -
21/06/2018

09:30 - 16:00
Model Based Systems Engineering


Thales UK, 350 Longwater Avenue, GreenPark, Reading RG2 6GF
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June MBSE Interest Group Meeting


For the agenda, furhter details and/or if you wish to attend (and you're not in our google group) please email the chair (details on contacts page)

19/06/2018 -
19/06/2018

18:30
South Coast Local Group


QinetiQ, Portsdown Technology Park Portsmouth PO6 3RU
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Talk on: Architectural parallels between biological and engineered defence and security solutions


Presenter: Gary Smith, Airbus

Synopsis: Bio-mimetics have often provided a useful means of inspiration for engineering design, for instance in the fabrication of materials for aerospace. One more recent area of interest, from the perspective of cyber security has been in the remarkable ability of the immune system to cope with the diversity and evolution of threats such as bacteria and viruses. The focus of this talk reflects on the architectural parallels between biological systems and engineered solutions in defence and security. Systems thinking and conceptual modelling are the tools utilized in examining the architectures and the capabilities of the biological systems such as anticipation, adaptability and self-respect. In performing such an examination, greater understanding arises with implications for system science and systems engineering.

Time will be allowed for Q&A after the presentation

Prerequisites: In order to attend please send the following information to TJRABBETS@qinetiq.com no later than COP Thursday 14th June 2017:

- Full name;

- company affiliations; 

- contact telephone number;

- contact  email;

       

Bring along photo ID (e.g. driving licence or passport) on the evening.

 

Attendees are requested to turn up after 18:30 for a 19:00 start

 

06/06/2018 -
06/06/2018

Full Day
UK Chapter


Marsh Farm Hotel, Coped Hall, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8ER
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INCOSE UK Training Day 2018


INCOSE UK is offering six courses for the 2018 Training Day on Wednesday 6th June 2018. This year INCOSE UK also offers the opportunity for any current or potential SEP programme candidates to sit the paper version of the certification examination on-site at Marsh Farm. For more information on the courses offered,please look here


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21/05/2018 -
21/05/2018

10:30 - 14:30
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 Systems Engineering SSE Group Meeting 30


Agenda

- Review paper for ASEC 2018

-Use of Architecture Frameworks

-Definition of Characteristics

Updates to draft handbook

14/05/2018 -
14/05/2018

18:30 for 19:00 start to 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Systems Engineering Project Management: INCOSE/APM Working Group


The Systems Engineering / Project Management (SEPM) Joint Working Group (JWG) was established in 2013 between APM and INCOSE UK to foster better integration of project management and systems engineering. This has been successful to the point that APM has made it one of their Specific Interest Groups (SIG) – and run jointly with INCOSE UK. These Groups have a standing within APM that gives access to APM resources and influences APM thinking.

From the outset the JWG looked to build a shared understanding of mutual dependencies and promote the benefits of systems thinking.  SE and PM both focus on the achievement of business goals through successful delivery, but each has different perspectives and priorities which can result in inefficient and sometimes ineffective delivery.  The presentation will focus on two of the main SEPM JWG outputs:

·       SEPM life cycles models and processes: Andrew Gray will focus on the work the group undertook to compare and categorise life cycles and processes within the two disciplines, analyse subsequent touch points, overlaps tensions and fusions as indicators of the wider synergies that can be achieved. Information presented will be drawn mainly from the papers published at ASEC 2015 and the INCOSE International Symposium 2017.

·       SEPM roles & responsibilities:   David Cole will describe the JWG work to develop an integrated view of SE and PM roles and responsibilities, consider how these evolve through the life cycle, the sources of potential conflict and how this conflict can be addressed. Information presented will be drawn mainly from the SIG Guide to SEPM Roles & Responsibilities document and a paper published at ASEC 2017.

Andrew and David are both experienced portfolio, programme and project managers and consultants who have worked primarily with technically focussed private and public-sector organisations to both directly manage and advise on the management of their portfolios, programmes and projects. Both are Chartered Engineers, members of APM, and members of the INCOSE UK/ APM Systems Thinking SIG committee.  



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30/04/2018 -
30/04/2018

10:30 - 14:30
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 Systems Engineering meeting 27


 

Agenda

 

·         General discussion

·         Review updated sections of Handbook for Services

 

·         Stakeholder analysis