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1 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter Program Theme Back to Basics Emphasis - Systems Engineering Life Cycle

2 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter Seven years ago today the Twin Towers of the World trade Center in New York were destroyed by terrorist attack, killing 3000 people and forever changing the lives of all Americans. Let us observe a minute of silent prayer for those who were lost and those who have since sacrificed their lives as a result 9/11 2

3 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter 3 Tonights Agenda 6:15 PM – Registration, Networking, Pizza 6:45 PM – Welcome and Chapter Overview Neill Radke, Chapter Co-President 6:50 PM – The Approach to Verification & Validation at MTS Including a Tour of the Development Facilities Tom Kerns 8:30 PM – Adjourn (or later depending on questions)

4 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter 4 Chapter Calendar A note on attendance Fall Tutorial International Events Chapter Organization Chapter Web Site Job Listing - Correction Chapter Meeting

5 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter 5 17 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 - as Reflected in the I35W Bridge - Both Old and New University of Minnesota 8 May – INCOSE IS 2008 Paper Review plus Presentation on Requirements Development University of St Thomas 12 June – No Meeting (INCOSE International Symposium) 2008 Meeting Calendar

6 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter 6 10 July - Summer Social, Including IS 2008 Debrief Bucas Restaurant – Eden Prairie 14 August - The Integration Process ION Corporation 11 September – System Verification and Validation Process MTS Including Tour of Development Lab 9 October – Manufacturing Strataysys Including Tour of Facility & Lab 13 November - Risk Management ATK 14 December - Annual Holiday Party Place To Be Announced 2008 Meeting Calendar

7 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter 7 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. SO - BE SURE AND SIGN THE ATTENDANCE LIST! PLEASE WRITE SO WE CAN READ IT!! Attendance

8 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter An Introduction to the OMG Systems Modeling Language (OMG SysML) Who: Sandy Freidenthal When: Saturday, October 18, 2008 Where: Medtronic World Headquarters This tutorial provides an introduction to how SysML can address the needs of the systems engineer. It includes background and motivation, an overview of the SysML diagram types and language concepts, and selected sample problems to demonstrate how the language can be used as part of a typical SE process. Fall Tutorial 8 For More Info and to apply, go to

9 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter 9 International Events Details January 31 - February 3, 2009 INCOSE International Workshop San Francisco, CA July , 2009 INCOSE International Symposium Singapore March 2 - 5, nd International Conference on Model-Based SE Herzeliya and Haifa, Israel

10 Chapter Overview 8 May 2008 North Star Chapter Chapter Overview 11 September Chapter Organization INCOSE Technical Leadership Team Eileen Arnold Contact for Technical Activities Contact Eileen Arnold Systems Science SE Technical Process Architecture SE Management Process Requirements Risk SE Support Processes Measurement Modeling & Tools Specialty Engineering Application Sectors 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 Communication Eileen Arnold

11 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter 11 Communication North Star Chapter Web Site: North Star Newsletter – The Integrator (The August Issue has been published and is viewable/downloadable on the website)

12 Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 North Star Chapter For opportunities, either with your company or that you know of: Go to –Select Education and Careers –Select Post a Job –Create an account –Post job openings –Select View Jobs to see the listings Job Opportunities 12 Listings will no longer be shown on the North Star website but it provides a link to the INCOSE SE Job Bank

13 Chapter Overview 8 May 2008 North Star Chapter Chapter Overview 11 September 2008 Tom Kerns Tom Kerns systems engineering grounding comes from 27 years of advanced aircraft, weapons systems, and test systems development. Toms career began at Bell Helicopter as a flight test engineer, and later as aerodynamic configuration development engineer for the V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor. Tom went to North American Rockwell as a project engineer for carrier based aircraft advanced concept development, then to Alliant Techsystems to develop a series of air delivered weapon systems. Tom has worked for the past 10 years at MTS Systems Corporation developing custom testing and simulation systems for Ground Vehicle and Aerospace industries.


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