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Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 13 March 2008 1 2008 Program Theme Back to Basics Emphasis - Systems Engineering Life Cycle.

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1 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 13 March Program Theme Back to Basics Emphasis - Systems Engineering Life Cycle

2 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 13 March Tonights Agenda 6:15 PMRegistration, Networking, Pizza 6:45 PMChapter Meeting & Intros – John Palmer 7:00 PMFunctional Analysis and Decomposition -- Chris Armstrong of Armstrong Process Group 8:00 PMQuestions 8:30 PMAdjourn

3 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 13 March Chapter Calendar A note on attendance International Events Ambassador Program Chapter Organization Chapter Web Site Chapter Meeting

4 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 13 March 2008 What: How to Write Good Requirements Who: Lou Wheatcraft, Senior Consultant/Instructor for Compliance Automation, Inc. When: Saturday, 19 April 2008, 08:30 – 16:30 Where: MTS in Eden Prairie How to Sign Up: Go to the North Star website and click on Tutorial Page. Then download the announcement and application form (Deadline – COB 11 April) 2008 Spring Tutorial 4 Lou Wheatcraft is a well known expert on requirements. When you leave this session you WILL know how to write good requirements!

5 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 13 March January - Technical Management: Planning, Controlling, & Managing Systems Engineering Success Timber Lodge 21 February - Requirements Analysis Process Telelogic at BAE Systems 13 March - Functional Decomposition Medtronic World Headquarters 10 April - Architecture Dev Process University of Minnesota 8 May – INCOSE IS 2008 Paper Review plus presentation on Requirements Development University of St Thomas June – INCOSE Symposium Meeting TBD 2008 Meeting Calendar

6 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 13 March July - Summer Social, Including IS 2008 Debrief Place to be Announced 14 August - The Integration Process Boston Scientific 11 September – End System Verification and Validation Process MTS 9 October - Operations, Maintenance, and Disposal UPS Tour 6 November - Risk Management ATK 14 December - Annual Holiday Party Place To Be Announced 2008 Meeting Calendar

7 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 13 March Why sign in? 1. For the past several years we have had the chapter incentive program to encourage attendance at our meetings. We will continue offering an incentive. 2. For guests or members attending for the first time, this also insures your notification by of all subsequent events IF YOU WRITE SO WE CAN READ IT!! Attendance SO - BE SURE AND SIGN THE ATTENDANCE LIST!

8 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 13 March 2008 In the past we had an active list of Chapter Ambassadors Ambassadors are representatives at local companies who are willing to post flyers and otherwise publicize Chapter events We need to reactivate the Ambassador Program. If you would be willing to periodically place announcements on bulletin boards and otherwise spread the word, please contact John Palmer at: The chapter will host an Ambassadors lunch later this summer Ambassador Program 8

9 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter International Events Details April , 2008 Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) 2008 (Redondo Beach, CA)Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) 2008 (Redondo Beach, CA) June 15-19, 2008 INCOSE International Symposium (Utrecht, Netherlands) 21 February March 2008

10 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 2008 Chapter Organization INCOSE Technical Leadership Team Eileen Arnold Contact for Technical Activities President Neill Radke & John Palmer Secretary Bob hunter Treasurer Mark Elpers Dir. Industry John Palmer President Elect Neill Radke & John Palmer Past President Elliot Abrons Dir. Acad/Govt Eileen Arnold North Star Leadership Contact Eileen Arnold Systems Science SE Technical Process Architecture SE Management Process Requirements Risk SE Support Processes Measurement Modeling & Tools Specialty Engineering Application Sectors 13 March 2008 Communication Eileen Arnold

11 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter 13 March Communication North Star Chapter Web Site hosted on INCOSE server: North Star Newsletter – The Integrator (February Issue Recently Posted and ed)

12 Chapter Overview 17 January 2008 North Star Chapter Guest Speaker Chris Armstrong Chris Armstrong, President of Armstrong Process Group, Inc., is an internationally recognized thought leader and expert in iterative software development, enterprise architecture, object-oriented analysis and design, the Unified Modeling Language (UML), use case driven requirements, and process improvement. Over the past twenty years, Chris has worked to bring modern software engineering best practices to practical application at many different private companies and government organizations all over the world. He has worked in many different industries including financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, education, publishing, real estate, life sciences, and social services. He has spoken at over 30 conferences over the last eight years and has written a number of articles for various publications including Cutter IT Journal and Rational Developer Network. In 2005, Chris started Armstrong Process Group, Inc., and continues his focus on organizational development, process improvement training and consulting, and IT professional development and certification. 21 February March 2008


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