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INCOSE Chicagoland Fall 2021 Tutorial - Systems Engineering

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Correcting Systems Engineering Project Performance Contributions Presented by Charles Wasson

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INCOSE Chicagoland Chapter’s 2021 Fall Tutorial

Correcting Systems Engineering Project Performance Contributions

Instructor: Charles Wasson, INCOSE Fellow and Certified ESEP. Author of textbook System Engineering Analysis, Design, and Development.

Date: Friday 12 November 2021, 8:30am - 3:00pm Central Time

Location: Zoom Meeting

Have you ever wondered why over the past 35+ years documenting processes, conducting CMMI assessments, obtaining INCOSE SEP certifications, enrolling in university degree programs and vendor SE training courses … that projects continue to exhibit technical, cost, and schedule performance issues … these initiatives were supposed to correct?

Join us for an insightful, interactive tutorial answering this question as well as 21st Century Genuine SE topics of the day with International Award Winning SE textbook author, Charles Wasson.

PREVIEW: View a summary of the tutorial by clicking here .

You will Discover and Learn … WHY …

• Outdated 1980’s SE paradigms that continue to be promulgated by professional organizations today that contribute to project performance issues.

• SEs were relegated in the early 1950’s to “communicator and coordinator” roles that continue to be the norm today on projects and - Everyone is called an SE … whether qualified or not.

• INCOSE Chapter meeting attendees had an average technical competency of 1.8 out of 5.0 in 2017.

• Inter-disciplinary Integrated Product Team (IPT) decision-making has been flawed for decades.

• Professional organizations have lost their discipline frame of reference and are drifting aimlessly.

Key Take-Aways for Your Organization

• Learn HOW TO to recognize outdated SE paradigms in enterprise projects & HOW TO correct them.

• Understand HOW SE, as an emerging Engineering Discipline in the early 1950’s, was transformed into Systems Management, not SE, and has been effectively ignored as a technical competency for 65+ years.

• Learn 21st Century SE technical foundation concepts that restore Systems Engineering Discipline and Technical Competency. Examples include: SE Definitions, Systems Thinking, Differentiate User vs. End User Roles, Duality of Systems Roles, System Modes & States, System Architecting, the REAL SE Process – not V-Model, System Command & Control, MBSE, et al.

• Understand INCOSE’s “Better World through a Systems Approach” set of lecture notes and an annotated bibliography.

This course will be offered virtually using the Zoom platform to host and facilitate the tutorial. Participants that have not done so should download and install the Zoom app.

SCHEDULE (Central Time)

8:30 AM Introductory Overview (15 minutes)


8:45 AM Module 1. – The State of Systems Engineering Practice


9:20 AM SE Definitions - Cornerstones for Decision-Making

10:10 AM The “Fuzzy Front End” of Systems Engineering

11:00 AM Architecting a System’s Command & Control (C2) Capability

12:15 PM System Architectural Concepts

1:10 PM Understanding the Systems Engineering Process

1:50 PM Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Issues


2:15 PM INCOSE’s “A Better World through a Systems Approach”

2:45 PM Final Q&A Final Summary

3:00 PM Adjournment


Our Instructor

Charles Wasson, INCOSE Fellow and Certified ESEP, is the Founder, Thought Leader, and Principal Consultant for Wasson Strategics, LLC (WSL). Charles’ core competencies include: Interdisciplinary Systems Engineering, Technical Project Management, Organizational Development (OD), and Team Development. His professional affiliations include: INCOSE, IEEE, ASEE, PMI, and Tau Beta Pi.

As an internationally recognized author and consultant, his accomplishments include: professional speaking engagements, numerous conference papers, and two textbooks published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (New York) in world-wide use by educators, researchers, and practitioners.

Charles S. Wasson's books include:

1. System Engineering Analysis, Design, and Development: Concepts, Principles, and Practices, 2nd Edition, Nov. 2015. ISBN: 978-1-118-96715-7.

2. System Analysis, Design, and Development: Concepts, Principles, and Practices. Jan. 2006. ISBN: 978-0-471-72824-5.


This tutorial is being offered at rates starting at $25. Discounts are available for early bird registrations (by 10/01/21), INCOSE members, and students who are enrolled at least 3/4 time in an accredited program at a University. Non-members who join INCOSE during registration will receive the INCOSE member rate and a one-year INCOSE membership in one convenient payment. Please see the Tickets section for specific pricing information.

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Attendees will earn 5 PDUs for attending the entire tutorial.


Questions about this event can be directed to incose.chicago@gmail.com. You may also submit questions through EventBrite.

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