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INCOSE CFR October 2017 Tutorial

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Hilton Garden Inn Denver South Park Meadows Area

9290 Meridian Boulevard

Englewood, CO 80112

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The INCOSE Colorado Front Chapter (CFR) tutorial will be held on Saturday October 21, 2017, at 8:30 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Englewood, CO. Lunch, included with the ticket purchase, will be held from 11:30am until 1:00pm at the Hacienda Restaurant adjacent to the hotel. Please RSVP using this EventBrite service.

The room opens for setup at 8:00am. The speaker is scheduled for 8:30 am.

Address: 9290 Meridian Boulevard, Englewood, CO 80112


"Early-Stage Cost Modeling and Design for Affordability"

System cost estimation has always been a challenge. This is particularly true in the early stages of system design and modification programs. Early decisions drive downstream costs, but it is often difficult to fully understand the cost implications of these early decisions. This difficulty is aggravated by the lack of cost modeling tools that work with the kind of preliminary data available in the early stages of system definition.

SE Effort can be exploited as a Proxy Measure of overall system size and complexity. Proxy measures are used when you cannot directly measure what you want to measure and when an indirect measure provides sufficient insight. Proxy measures are often used in clinical studies because: direct measurement is often infeasible or can even alter the outcome; it is not always possible to directly measure what you want to measure; or directly estimate what you want to estimate. There is strong evidence for a link between systems engineering effort and program cost – dating back to a NASA study in the 1980s. The optimal relationship between systems engineering effort and overall program cost is between 10% to 15%. Industry has long used a parametric relationship between software cost and systems engineering cost for software-intensive systems.

A promising approach is the Proxy Estimation Costing for Systems (PECS) model. The PECS model extends the Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Mode (COSYSMO) ― it goes beyond the modeling of systems engineering costs and actually predicts a true system cost.

The INCOSE CFR tutorial presents PECS and guides the attendee in utilizing it over three one-hour sessions:

  • Hour 1 ― Overview of the PECS Model

  • Hour 2 ― Case Study Modeling (Determining the Input Data)

  • Hour 3 ― Case Study Analysis (Analyzing Output Data)

Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops with the PECS model installed and work through the case study on their own machine.

Upon completion of the tutorial and payment of fees due, attendees will receive:

  • A signed Certificate of Attendance and Completion

  • Justification for 4 Hours of Professional Development Units for Certified INCOSE Systems Engineer status renewals

  • A new tool in their mental toolbox for becoming and remaining a successful, useful Systems Engineer.


Image of Speaker Reggie Cole from LinkedinMr. Reggie Cole is a Senior Fellow and Master Architect with Lockheed Martin, specializing in enterprise and system-of-systems architecture. Educated as a mathematician, he served as an Army officer. During his early career he developed simulation models for space systems. After working as an enterprise architect in the commercial telecommunications sector, where he focused on business-to-business integration of network provisioning and management systems, he returned to the aerospace and defense sector. He has spent the last 16 years with Lockheed Martin working on enterprise and system-of-systems problems, including enterprise network management systems, satellite communications systems, tactical communications systems, intelligence mission management systems and enterprise IT systems. Reggie is currently the Lockheed Martin Chief Architect for Enterprise Applications & Data.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No, all mature, responsible individuals are welcome.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Hilton Garden Inn is just southeast of Highway I-25 and C-470. Parking spaces surround the facility. The
Lincoln Station - RTD Lightrail station is a half mile, 15 minute walk away.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send your questions to lonniev@gmail.com.

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes -- the EventBrite app e-ticket is also accepted.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, as long as you are the honest owner of the ticket.

Can I speak at a future Chapter meeting?

Absolutely. One of the missions of the chapter is to promote networking and presentation opportunities for our members. If you have a presentation that you believe would be of interest to your fellow INCOSE members on a topic related to the theory or practice of Systems Engineering or its related fields, then please contact the Executive Committee members of the chapter.

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9290 Meridian Boulevard

Englewood, CO 80112

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