Thoughts on the ASEC2015 - Day One
INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference 'Systems Engineering comes of age'
- Really looking forward to the INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) 2015 tomorrow https://incoseonline.org.uk/ASEC2015/general_information.aspx?catid=ASEC_Information …
- When INCOSE announced the conference, we scrambled to get a place as soon as possible. It was bound to be an interesting and quite certainly useful experience, as well as finally meeting all the people haven't seen for a while, and some new ones also. So here are my impressions after the first day.
- Heythrop Park, Enstone, Oxfordshire - a very nice location.
- Somebody's complaining :)
- INCOSE UK president is opening the conference. Some words on the coming day and the emergency exits.
- Then the Technical Director proceeds to the morning reading. New children's book just launched.
- Now, either the lection is mesmerizing, or the book is really good. Enjoyed the reading very much.
- Think it's available for pre-order, but I'm already keen to get a couple for the kids in my family.
Keynote: Deborah Seddon, Head of Policy and Standards, Engineering Council UK
- Lots of brilliant engineers in the UK, but we still need more. Talking about ways to attract young people to engineering. There's still a relatively low percentage of women, so lots of untapped potential there.
When Two is Company but Three is not a Crowd
- Always do reviews, of course. However, have you ever though how to pair the creator-reviewer team? Both can be more or less good performers, but never create a poor-poor team!
- I especially enjoyed the grumpy old men illustration. Everyone has their own talent, things started to fall into place for me.
- Richard happy to get over the last moment notice substitute presentation.
Integrating Requirements Engineering Practices
- A Case Study from the Nuclear Decommissioning Sector
From Catalogues to Models: transitioning from existing requirements techniques to MBSE
- The transition to MBSE is not always straightforward. How to keep the existing investment (tools, processes), and cherry-pick the best bits of MBSE to reap its benefit - a hybrid approach?
- Question time!
MBSE and the Silver Bullet: A modern Fairy Tale
- There are several myths around introducing MBSE will result in sudden great quality and no cost. Often regarded as a mystical weapon that will dispatch the evils of modern SE. Effortless solutions only exist in fairy tales.
- Any change induces fear creates resistance. It's normal to encounter resistance, how one handles it is what matters.
- Demystifying and mitigating resistance.
- Resistance is futile!
Requirements Based Testing and MBSE in Defence
Moving over to the MBSE Working Group
- Network rail is presenting their approach to MBSE with UML.
Have I Got Tools for You?
- A gathering to discuss the new INCOSE SE Handbook. Guess it was interesting and informative, didn't participate.
- System Thinking might need a conference on itself. Just saying ... :)
- And finally, I subscribe to that. Eager for the follow-up tomorrow.