LA 3/16 2013 conf on Technical Education, Career Development and Collaborative Exploration
|March 8, 2013||Posted by CSauthor2 under CS, EmpNet, General||
Content of this email, also found at http://www.incose-la.org:
2) Overview of tracks
|Saturday, March 16, 2013- 8:00 am to 5:00 pmLoyola Marymount University (Directions below)
University Hall (UNH)
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Cost: $35 Continental Breakfast Buffet, Lunch Buffet, and Conference Materials will be provided on the day of event!
The INCOSE-LA Chapter, in collaboration with co-sponsor Loyola Marymount University, is hosting another one-day conference. As in the past, the Mini-Conference will address important issues in systems engineering. The theme for the 2013 conference is: Technical Education, Career Development and Collaborative Exploration.
The venue for the Mini-Conference, and one of our key sponsors will be Loyola Marymount University, in the Westchester area of western Los Angeles, overlooking Playa Vista and Marina Del Ray. The facility, with an airy atrium, spacious dining area, and comfortable meeting rooms is the ideal setting for this conference.
2) Overview of Tracks:
Track 1: Using Systems Thinking Systems Thinking is the process of understanding how things influence one another within a whole. It is a powerful new perspective of understanding reality that emphasizes the relationships among a system’s parts, rather than the parts themselves. It is a powerful approach to problem solving. By not reacting to a specific part, outcome, or event, but by understanding the interactions, Systems Thinking can avoid contributing to the development of unintended consequences. Systems Thinking adds to the systems engineering practice and is not limited to systems engineering. It supports development in areas such as business, government and law.
Track 2: Career Development Thinking of transitioning? Just want to increase your value to your employer? Just want to improve your SE skills? Please see the INCOSE_LA 2013 Mini-Conference technical Program page for the current line-up of presentations, panelists and opportunites in this track.
Track 3 “SECamp” This track is an opportunity for our members and friends to share systems engineering topics such as best practices, research, or application methods within the systems engineering community.
The un-conference format is based on open, community-based process with open calls and open voting by attendees to select a topic and a style, be it a presentation, panel discussion or tutorial. This format lends itself to an opportunity for systems engineers from non-aerospace industries (transportation, energy management, biomedical systems, and social systems) to share their perspectives and challenges in applying the process.
The SECamp finalists have been determined, please see the technical program for the exciting collection of topics that will be presented.
|Track 1 Using Systems Thinking
Exposing Mental Models – Kurt Colvin and Roger Burton
Mental models play an important role in the process of systems thinking. This talk will first offer our definitions of related terms, examples of mental models that resulted in negative outcomes and then an interactive activity intended to expose these hidden, often difficult-to-identify assumptions. The well-known, systems thinking iceberg model will be the basis for this activity.
Panel on Systems Thinking
Bo” Bohdan W. Oppenheim, PhD, Moderator
John Carfora, PhD, Associate Provost, LMU,
Hon. Ricarda Kessebohm, LL.M., Consulate Gen., Fed. Republic of Germany , LA,
Azad Madni, PhD. Prof. & Director, Systems Architecting and Engineering, USC,
Dr. Stephen Tarzynski, Chief of Pediatrics, Kaiser Permanente West LA,
The panel will discuss the uses and impacts of Systems Thinking in areas of Common Good, Economic and Political areas relative to Europe, Energy and Health Delivery.
Introduction to Systems Thinking – Padman Nagenthiram, PhD
Systems Thinking: A Multiplicity of Viewpoints – Mr. Michael Martin, PE, PMP
In today’s world, generations of people from all disciplines need to understand systems thinking in order to integrate and interface with the exponentially growing communication networks, various interacting systems, and ever evolving technology developments.
Systems thinking can be simplified so that anyone can understand systems thinking. This objective is achieved by walking the audience through a floor layout of a room in a house, and then building up from there to fully integrated systems of systems.
Systems Thinking in Health Care – Professor AJ Lee
This presentation examines the current and future trends in the healthcare industry and discusses how to uses systems thinking to prepare tomorrow’s healthcare leaders to harness the HITECH tsunami.
Track 2 Career Development
The Headhunter’s Secret Guide to Getting a Great Job – Mark Bregman, CEO of Boyle Ogata Bregman
Personalized career plan – Joshua Hernandez from Workforce2
Track 3 SECamp
This presentation focuses on the resulting clarification of four key aspects of SE: (1) What is the system boundary of SE? (2) Who are SE’s operational stakeholders? (3) What are the relations among SE and other disciplines? and (4) What is the historical context of SE?
This presentation presents important legal concepts related to authoring requirements and why they are important to the systems engineer.
CSEP Panel – John Silvas, Moderator, other Panelists – TBD
What Every Systems Engineer Ought to Know About Lean Six Sigma – Rick Hefner, Ph.D.
Agile Systems Engineering Panel – Panel Moderator, Phyllis Marbach, Boeing
As Agile Software Development has increased in application in the past 12 years, interest in Agile Systems Engineering has increased. This panel includes representatives from academia and industry to discuss what it means to be Agile for Systems Engineering. Cases of Agile practices applied to typical systems engineering tasks will be described. Cases where Agile may not apply will be discussed, as well.
The following presentations make up parts of the AGILE Panel and discussions
Case Study of a Program using an Agile Software Development Process – Phyllis R. Marbach
Rapid Development Engineering With FIST – Philip Matuzic, Dick Carlson
For more information, refer to the INCOSE-LA Website: http://www.incose-la.org/events/conferences/mini-conference-2013.html
Directions to LMU:
From the 405 Fwy, take the Manchester exit and go west (left), turn right onto Lincoln/Pacific Coast Highway and then turn right into LMU, at the fountain. After passing by the guard, turn right into the parking structure, first opportunity and park. Go up the elevator to the first floor, as you exit into the atrium, turn left.