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Wednesday January 29, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Winter Social & Chapter Membership Drive at Oggi’s in Mission Valley
Wednesday January 29, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Winter Social & Chapter Membership Drive at Oggi’s in Mission Valley, Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Address: 2245 Fenton Pkwy #101, San Diego, CA 92108 (Google Maps)
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 5:30-8:30pm
Food: Pizza, salad, pasta, appetizers, and soft drinks (all FREE)

Come join us celebrate the new year and grow our INCOSE San Diego membership!  This year, we return to centrally-located Oggi’s in Mission Valley for networking, food, and celebration and to introduce our chapter to your friends and colleagues. We will also formally turn over the reins to our new 2020 INCOSE San Diego board.

Come and meet the new board members and share your ideas on making our award-winning San Diego chapter even better. What presentation topics would you like to see? Would you be interested in recommending a speaker, or presenting yourself?  Let’s discuss!

For 2020, we encourage you to take full advantage of our chapter’s offerings as well as help us extend value to our system engineering community by inviting your colleagues to join our organization!

This event is FREE and includes pizza, salad, pasta, appetizers, and soft drinks (please note that all guests must purchase their own alcoholic beverages)! Please contact us if you would like special food items, such as lactose-free, at info@sdincose.org.

The Mission Valley Oggi’s which is conveniently located close to I-15 and Friars Road (just south of I-8) in Mission Valley. We will be inside (out of the cold) and have an INCOSE sign.

Please invite guests who are potentially interested in joining INCOSE! Our San Diego chapter is now at 250 members, an historic high. Let’s keep the momentum going and continue to increase the size, breathe and knowledge of our organization by recruiting additional professionals.

We greatly welcome your input on chapter meeting topics, speakers, and locations. This is a great opportunity to get with your board members and discuss your ideas (you can also email us at info@sdincose.org).

Thank you, and see you on Jan 29th at Oggi’s!

20 signed up so far.


Posted by Gary Saner on January 9, 2020

Wednesday February 19, 2020 5:30 PM

Hardware-Inclusive Agile & DevOps: Improving Engineering Outcomes


This event is free and open to all – including non-members.

Date: Wednesday, February 19th 2020, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Optional buffet: The optional dinner buffet starts at 5:30pm, presentation starts at 6pm. Cost for the optional buffet is $10 members/$15 non-members. The buffet includes pizza, spaghetti, salad, bread, and soft drinks.

Location: Filippi’s Restaurant in Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123 (Google Maps)

Registration Fee: None

Webcasting: This presentation will be webcast using GlobalMeet. If you have not already downloaded their software, please do so before the presentation. Login information will be posted before the meeting.


In the era of Digital Disruption, organizations around the world are discovering that the traditional, phased-gate approach to systems engineering can no longer support the growing complexity of emerging cyber-physical systems while also meeting the demands of the marketplace. We must find a better way to manage this complexity… or see ourselves ‘disrupted’ into extinction.

In this presentation we build a foundational understanding of what agile and devops are, and how software has successfully matured these frameworks in the past decade. Next we’ll review their key principles and how we can bring these practices and outcomes to systems engineering- where we must align software, firmware, hardware and other engineering disciplines while meeting rigorous regulatory compliance requirements. We’ll discuss how a synchronized value-stream, on an iterative cadence, can:

  • Reduce batch sizes to leverage shorter learning cycles
  • Shorten queues to reduce the high costs of delays
  • Help limit Work in Progress (WIP) with capacity planning
  • Build quality in to accelerate V&V/compliance
  • Improve economic decision making
The challenge for many systems engineers is in identifying, and then building, smaller increments of value in smaller increments of time. Some of the ideas we explore may be familiar to you, but revisited through the lens of agile and devops can serve to improve both the technical and business outcomes your organization seeks.


Bryan L Smith, SPC4

Bryan has been in the software business since 1993 and has been helping software and systems engineering organizations improve the way they design, build and deploy their wares for over 20 years. His career has taken him from a small software startup in Boston, MA to Rational Software in Boulder, CO- which became part of IBM in 2003. He entered the world of agile with a Boulder startup called Rally Software which, after a couple acquisitions, is now part of Brocade. Bryan has been with 321 Gang since 2011 and currently leads 321 Gang’s Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) business.

Marguerite Bryan, Sr. Agile Solutions Coach, SPC4

Marguerite brings 20+ years of leadership experience transforming digital opportunity into measurable business results. With proven success overcoming digital transformation challenges in private and public sectors, as well as regulated, corporate and lean startup environments, Marguerite compliments her technical savvy, business acumen and laser-sharp customer focus with expert leverage of Agile, Scaled Agile, MBSE, User-Centered Design, Lean and ITIL practices, reaching across and beyond disciplines to ignite cultures of purpose-driven engagement, innovation and relentless improvement.

Partnering directly with C-level executives or coaching diverse teams of technical, operational or PMO professionals, Marguerite approaches organizational transformation from a holistic view of the enterprise and its value-streams, optimizing for hypothesis driven experimentation, fast feedback cycles, and the lean, continuous flow of value. With leadership experience also in traditional governance, finance and PMO functions, Marguerite engages in waterfall, hybrid and transitional environments with the relevant insight and experience, tailoring each Agile transformation to organizational goals and mission success.

About 321 Gang, Inc
For over 15 years 321 Gang has helped organizations improve their ability to design and develop high- quality systems and software with a combination of improved processes, industry best practices and tooling. We have been an SPCT Gold Scaled Agile partner since 2015, and have contributed to its body of knowledge in the area of cyber-physical systems engineering. 321 Gang is also an IBM Platinum Business Partner, Authorized IBM Rational (Telelogic) Software Reseller, and an IBM Certified Training Partner.

18 signed up so far.


Posted by Gary Saner on January 23, 2020


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