Tag: INCOSE

A Report from Down Under: INCOSE IS 2017

Each year, generally right after the Fourth of July, the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) holds their International Symposium (IS). This year, the symposium was held in Adelaide, Australia. The venue was the newly renovated Adelaide Convention Center. The theme of this year’s event was “Unlocking Innovation through Systems …

Selling MBSE

“Model-based systems engineering will make us faster, better, and cheaper.” “What hard number return on investment (ROI) we can expect from adopting MBSE?” The first is a statement of the sense we get when hearing advocates talk about the benefits of MBSE. The second, a question we hear from organizations …

Leveraging Affinity Diagrams during System Design

Chapter 4 of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (4th ed.) provides a thorough discussion of “Technical Processes for the System Lifecycle.” The first two technical processes are (i) business or mission analysis and (ii) stakeholder needs and requirement definition. Each of these processes leverages engagement of system designers with business …