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Wednesday March 21, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

(This event is free and open to all, including non-members.)

Location: Filippi’s Restaurant in Kearny Mesa at 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Date/Time: March 21, 2018, 5:30-7pm

This presentation includes an optional buffet for $10/$15. Please see below.

Free Raffle – There will also be a free raffle for a copy of Ray’s book, Software Process Dynamics, a $125 value! You must be in attendance to enter.

WEBCASTING – This presentation will be our first to include webcasting. This will allow you to log in over the internet to view the slide presentation and listen to the live discussion. Chat will be enabled, but please note that in order to maintain proper presentation flow and quality, we will not be accepting voice questions from viewers (we may add this in the future).

Webcasting will start at approximately 5:55 pm and go until end of presentation.

WEBCAST INSTRUCTIONS: We will be using GlobalMeet webcast software. You may be prompted to install their application. Please allow time to install the software before the start of the meeting (it will take at least a few minutes to do this).

Download GlobalMeet Software

  • PC or Mac Computer Users – you will be required to either use a Flash-enabled browser or to run a (free) downloadable executable file (Flash may still require an additional install).
  • Mobile Devices Users – you will need to download the (free) GlobalMeet app from your respective app store.
  • Telephone Users – You can also call in for audio only.

Video and Audio Participants:
The Meeting Web Address is: https://incose.pgimeet.com/GlobalmeetOne
Join as GUEST.

Call In Participants:
Access Number (USA): 1-719-234-7872 (Please contact us for International numbers)
Passcode: 690 424 1038

Title: Software Process Dynamics – Assessing and Optimizing Software Development Strategies


This presentation will overview software process dynamics modeling for assessing and optimizing software development strategies. It explains how simulation of interrelated technical and social factors can provide a means for understanding and improving processes. It will introduce software process modeling with system dynamics, model structures and system behaviors, the modeling process, and present case studies.

System dynamics is a rich and integrative simulation framework used to quantify the complex interactions and the strategy tradeoffs between cost, schedule, quality and risk. Many questions abound when building software:

  • What to build?
  • Who will build it?
  • Where/how to build?
  • When and in what order?
  • How do you adapt to change? and
  • How much is enough?
Speaker: Ray Madachy

Dr. Ray Madachy has been an Associate Professor since 2008 at the Naval Postgraduate School. Ray received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1994. His background is in modeling and simulation of processes for architecting and engineering of complex systems; cost analysis and value-base engineering of software intensive systems; quantitative methods for systems risk management; systems and software measurement; process improvement; and quality; integrating systems engineering and software engineering disciplines and empirical-based research with process simulation.

Presentation and Dinner:
The first 1/2 hour is for dinner and networking. The optional buffet dinner starts at 5:30. The presentation begins at approximately 6 pm. The cost of the buffet is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and includes pizza, salad, pastas, and soft drinks.

18 signed up so far.


Posted by Greg Bulla on March 14, 2018

Wednesday April 18, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

(This event is free and open to all, including non-members.)

Location: NEW! This event will be held on location at White Labs Brewery, 9495 Candida St, San Diego, CA 92126 (Google)

This event will also include a tour of the White Labs Brewery! The tour will commense upon completion of the speaker’s presentation.

Webcast – This event will also be webcast over the Internet. This webcast will allow you to view the presenter’s slides and to hear his live presentation. Details will follow, including the specific web site / URL for the event. The webcast will start at approximately 6:25pm.

Date/Time: April 18, 2018, 5:30-8pm. From 5:30-6:30 is dinner and networking. The presentation should start approximately 6:30.

This includes an optional buffet for $10/$15. Please see below.

Title: A Better Brew – Benefits of Applying Systems Engineering in the Beer Industry


In the 1980’s, there were fewer than 100 breweries operating across the entire U.S. By the end of 2016, that number had risen to nearly 5,300. With that surge came a demand for purpose-built brewing equipment; largely based on proven designs from European equipment. As craft brewing began to push the limits of beer styles and brewing processes, the brewing equipment needed to change to provide the necessary capabilities.

Premier Stainless Systems produces brewing equipment for small and mid-size breweries, including overseas customers. While a core product line exists, each system is customized and hand built to the user’s specifications. All of this occurring over a development and production lifecycle of just 26 weeks.

This presentation will show how we apply systems engineering processes to design and manufacture custom brewing equipment to meet the needs of brewers. It will also detail how the systems engineering process is applied to the development of hardware-centric platforms. This presentation will also highlight some of the challenges of applying SE in an industry where most stakeholders are unfamiliar with SE processes.

Speaker: Tim Heath

Tim Heath is the Director of Engineering at Premier Stainless Systems in Escondido, CA. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University and a M.S. Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Tim also acquired his CSEP certification in 2011.

Prior to joining Premier Stainless, Tim worked as a Mechanical and Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman for 9 years, was the Head Brewer at Fairhope Brewing Company for 2 years, and a consultant for Diamondback Brewing Company.

Presentation and Dinner:
The first hour is for dinner and networking. The optional buffet dinner starts at 5:30. This presentation should begin at approximately 6:30 pm. The cost of the buffet is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and will include Persian food and soft drinks.

16 signed up so far.


Posted by Greg Bulla on March 17, 2018



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