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Orlando INCOSE - August 2014 Meeting

INCOSE Orlando

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Orlando INCOSE - August 2014 Meeting

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Systems Engineering in the Next Decade


Robert Halligan, FIE Aust CPEng


Wednesday,  27 August 2014


Dinner & Networking: 5:45-6:15pm

Chapter Business: 6:15pm

Guest Speaker Presentation 6:30-7:30pm


The meeting is open to all; you do not need to be an INCOSE member to attend.

If you are not a member, we invite you to become a member of the Orlando Chapter of INCOSE at https://www.incose.org/cc_orders/joinINCOSE.cfm


None. Dinner is provided courtesy of INCOSE Orlando chapter with RSVP


What are we presently achieving in systems engineering? With systems becoming increasingly complex and software intensive, what will the next decade bring? Will we see an improved success rate in engineering projects?
We propose a definition of 'success' as seen through the eyes of different stakeholders in a system, including, as applicable, users, customers, suppliers, developers, etc. The role of measures of effectiveness vis-à-vis Requirements is examined.
The paper assesses the current state of systems engineering practice against typical success criteria, using objective data to draw conclusions. We then put forward thoughts on how the next decade may be used to improve substantially the results of our projects. We prioritize the problem areas, and propose a remedy, a course of action, for each. In doing so, we address societal issues such as the impact on deep thinking of mobile devices, and the ongoing challenge to align engineering education outcomes with the needs of society, government and industry.

About the Speaker

Robert Halligan is an executive professional engineer, manager and engineering practitioner, renowned internationally for his role in the practice and improvement of technology--‐based projects. He is highly sought after as a consultant for his considered expertise. The passion Mr. Halligan brings to systems engineering, and how to translate it into enterprise improvement, have benefited countless organizations worldwide: private, government and academic. Since earning his qualifications in communications engineering at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (now RMIT University), Mr. Halligan has gained experience in almost every definable business sector, over a broad spectrum of technologies. He has performed engineering, engineering management and project management roles in private enterprise, including large transnational corporations (Rockwell, Andrew Corporation), and in the defense area of the public sector. Products and systems developed by Mr. Halligan over many years have achieved commercial success in the United States and in Australia, and remain in use today. Application areas in which Mr. Halligan has significant experience are r.f. communications (he spent the first fifteen years of his career as a r.f. systems engineer and engineering manager), medical products, aviation, consumer products, energy, land transportation, space and defense. Page 8 of 21 Mr. Halligan has led numerous requirements analysis efforts, on projects of up to $1 billion. As a hands--‐on engineering manager, he is expert in the strengths and weaknesses of a wide range of commercial and military specification standards. He has consulted extensively in the area of requirements quality and its relationship to project risk and has prepared or reviewed well over one hundred significant requirements specifications. Clients include BAE Systems (UK), Raytheon (USA), GDLS (USA, Canada), MDS Sciex (Canada), Smiths Aerospace (USA), Mitsubishi (Japan), Aerosystems International (UK), Tellabs Inc, (USA), Kongsberg Defence (Norway), Cochlear (Australia, Belgium), EADS (Germany), Thales (the Netherlands, Australia), Department of Defence (Australia), Airservices Australia (Australia), NATS (UK), Nokia (Poland), Boston Scientific (USA), HAVELSAN (Turkey), and many others. Mr. Halligan is a Past President of the Systems Engineering Society of Australia. He was an Australian delegate to the ISO WG7 developing the international system life cycle processes standard, ISO/IEC 15288, and led the delegation of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 on software and systems engineering. Mr. Halligan was a key reviewer of EIA 632 (Engineering of Systems) and EIA 731 (Systems Engineering Capability Model). He was a contributor of content to EIA/IS 632 and its successor in the area of requirements quality, and to IEEE 1220 in the area of functional analysis. Mr. Halligan served as Director (International) of INCOSE. Among his achievements, Mr. Halligan has led five systems engineering capability assessments, between other consulting engagements and an extensive program of public and on--‐site training in systems engineering and related topics such as technical reviews and audits, requirements analysis, specification writing, and project risk management. This training program is delivered over six continents.

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When & Where

UCF Business Incubator – Central Florida Research Park, Room 116
3267 Progress Drive
Orlando, FL 32826

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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INCOSE Orlando

The mission of the Orlando chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of World Class Systems Engineering in industry, academia and government.

We host monthly meetings and tutorials that provide a wide range of technical topics important to engineers in the Orlando area from aerospace and defense to bio-medical.

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