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1 Chapter Overview 14 August 2008 North Star Chapter Program Theme Back to Basics Emphasis - Systems Engineering Life Cycle

2 Chapter Overview 14 August 2008 North Star Chapter 2 Tonights Agenda 6:15 PM – Registration, Networking, Pizza 6:45 PM – Welcome and Chapter Overview John Palmer, Chapter Co-President 6:50 PM – Welcome & ION Overview Kingsley Ekinde 7:00 PM – The Integration Process, A Practical Example Yves LaCerte 8:30 PM – Adjourn (or later depending on questions)

3 Chapter Overview 14 August 2008 North Star Chapter 3 Chapter Calendar A note on attendance Special Announcement (Eileen Arnold) Fall Tutorial International Events Chapter Organization Ambassador Program Chapter Web Site Job Listings Chapter Meeting

4 Chapter Overview 14 August 2008 North Star Chapter 4 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

5 Chapter Overview 14 August 2008 North Star Chapter 5 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

6 Chapter Overview 14 August 2008 North Star Chapter 6 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

7 Chapter Overview 14 August 2008 North Star Chapter Eileen Arnold Announcement 7

8 Chapter Overview 14 August 2008 North Star Chapter Who: Sandy Freidenthal Where: Medtronic World Headquarters What: An Introduction to the OMG Systems Modeling Language (OMG SysML) 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 2008 North Star Chapter 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 11

12 Chapter Overview 14 August 2008 North Star Chapter 12 Communication North Star Chapter Web Site: North Star Newsletter – The Integrator (The June Issue has been distributed and August Issue will be out soon.)

13 Chapter Overview 14 August 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 13

14 Chapter Overview 8 May 2008 North Star Chapter Chapter Overview 14 August 2008 Yves LaCerte Yves LaCerte has been a practicing Systems Engineer for over 25 years. He has worked on several large unprecedented systems such as air traffic control systems and ground combat systems, with special emphasis on systems and software architecture. Yves is currently a researcher for Rockwell Collins in its Advanced Technology Center, which functions as a "think tank" where ideas and technologies are incubated and focused for long-term solutions. Yves focus is on high assurance systems as they pertain to avionics and information assurance.


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