SD INCOSE in cooperation with UCSD Extension is sponsoring a seminar/tutorial on Saturday June 7th. The seminar topics are systems engineering requirements and practical model based system engineering. There will be 2 three hour tutorials that relate to each other, the morning tutorial will be taught by Jeff Grady, on “A Logical and Effective Progression for System Architecture and Requirements Engineering Work“; the afternoon tutorial will be taught by Rick Steiner on  “Practical Aspects of Systems Modeling with SysML“. Both Jeff and Rick are senior experts in these areas of Systems Engineering.

Day and Time: Saturday, June 7th, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: UCSD Extension,  University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego

Cost (lunch included): $60 per person; $30 per student (with student ID) 

Jeff Grady Abstract:

This three-hour tutorial component offers a systems development enterprise with a solution to the problem of how to accomplish system architecture and requirements engineering on a program by applying these four activities: (1) identification of an effective architecture of a system under development and derivation of all requirements appearing in all program specifications using one of three universal architecture description frameworks (UADF), (2) capture of the requirements in a tabular RAS implemented in a computer database from which specifications can be published and within which traceability can be maintained between the content of the specifications and the modeling artifacts from which the content was derived, (3) selection of a specification template coordinated with the modeling apparatus employed to derive specification content, and (4) configuration control of the modeling baseline. This tutorial component identifies the three UADF but only covers the functional one in detail. However, the principles covered can be applied in any of the other two UADF.

Rick Steiner Abstract:

Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), or the use of a system model as a framework for system specification and analysis, has been a topic of rapidly growing interest over the past decade. Nonetheless, the fundamentals of modeling systems for this purpose do not seem to be broadly understood. This three-hour tutorial will provide an elementary background for the practice of system modeling, as well as a few practical considerations for those just getting started as system modelers. Topics to be covered include: 1) a brief overview of SysML as a standard system graphical modeling language, 2) a step-by-step example showing how a simple systems engineering problem can be solved using SysML in conjunction with other analytical tools, and 3) a discussion of several common conceptual stumbling blocks frequently encountered when first attempting to build system models. No prior knowledge of SysML or system modeling is assumed, but a grasp of basic systems engineering concepts and terminology will be very helpful.

Jeff Grady Bio:

Jeffrey O. Grady has been the owner of JOG System Engineering for the past 20 years teaching system engineering courses and consulting with companies involved in a wide range of products. Previously he worked 30 years as a customer training instructor at Librascope on underwater fire control systems; as a field and system engineer at Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical on unmanned photo reconnisance, EW, ELINT/SIGINT, and strike aircraft launched from DC-130 aircraft and rocket boosted from ground sites and aircraft carriers; as a system engineer at GD Convair on the advanced cruise missile; and Systems Development department manager at GD Space Systems Divisions working on the Atlas Space Transport System. He also served 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Jeff has authored ten published books in the systems engineering field. He holds a bachelors degree in mathematics from SDSU, a master of science degree in System Management from USC, and a systems engineering certificate from UCSD. Jeff teaches system engineering courses on-site at companies for his own company and for short course companies. He also teaches at universities including UCSD. Jeff is an INCOSE Fellow, Founder, and Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).

Rick Steiner Bio:

Rick Steiner recently retired from a 30-year career at Raytheon as an Engineering Fellow and a Raytheon Certified Architect. He has focused on pragmatic application of systems engineering modeling techniques and has been  an advocate, consultant, and instructor of model-based engineering. Rick has served as chief engineer, architect, and lead system modeler for several large scale defense programs, incorporating the practical application of the Object-Oriented Systems Engineering Method (OOSEM), and generation of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) artifacts from complex system models.

Mr. Steiner has been a key contributor to the definition and development of SysML, and to the OCSMP certification. He is also co-author of “A Practical Guide to SysML”, currently being updated in its 3rd edition.

Rick is an avid amateur astronomer, auto restorer, and recumbent bicyclist.

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