2010 EUSEC Academic Forum, Stockholm Rick Adcock, Bud Lawson, Dave Olwell, Art Pyster, Jean Claude Roussel BKCASE: Body of...
Agenda <ul><li>What is BKCASE and SEBoK?  </li></ul><ul><li>What are the challenges raised by the SEBoK, an INCOSE perspec...
What is BKCASE? <ul><li>Project led by Stevens Institute of Technology and Naval Postgraduate School who are creating two ...
BKCASE Vision and Objectives “ Systems Engineering competency models, certification programs, textbooks, graduate programs...
Our Partners 30-31 March 2010
01/27/2010 Authors as of  May 2010 Author Organization SEBOK GRCSE Rick Adcock Cranfield University X X Johann Amsenga Ecl...
01/27/2010 Authors, cont. as of  May 2010 Author Organization SEBOK GRCSE Mike Krueger ASE Consulting X Harold “Bud” Lawso...
SEBoK Value Proposition <ul><li>There is no authoritative source that defines and organizes the knowledge of the SE discip...
01/27/2010 http://www.BKCASE.org/about-bkcase/bkcase-story/
Table of Contents as of April 2010  <ul><li>Executive Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction (Overview) </li></ul><ul><ul>...
An INCOSE View Jean-Claude Roussel BKCASE TM Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering Panel at EUSE...
3 - BKCASE and INCOSE What are the challenges raised by the SEBoK, an INCOSE perspective a) Why should INCOSE be involved ...
Share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the plane...
<ul><li>To provide a focal point for the dissemination of systems engineering knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>To promote inter...
BKCASE Vision “ Systems Engineering competency models, certification programs, textbooks, graduate programs, and related w...
How might INCOSE use and support the SEBoK ? <ul><li>INCOSE, IEEE Systems Council, IEEE Computer Society Educational Activ...
<ul><li>How can INCOSE member get involved? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>INCOSE members on the author team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>Currently, INCOSE CSEP/ASEP Certification examination is based on the INCOSE SE Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>As the ...
Representation of Evolved INCOSE Graduate Reference Curriculum
Expected Impact on Undergraduate SE Programs SEBoK should directly influence what is taught in undergraduate SE programs b...
Strategy <ul><li>Publish incrementally/iteratively with GRCSE trailing SEBoK </li></ul><ul><li>Create common vocabulary to...
Harold “Bud” Lawson An Author’s Perspective BKCASE TM Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering Pane...
<ul><li>“ It is in the nature of systemic thinking to yield many different views of the same thing and the same view of ma...
EACH HAS THEIR OWN VIEWPOINTS AND VIEWS CONCERNING SYSTEMS  AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING <ul><li>A Unique Collection of Experie...
7 April 2010 Expanding List of Authors Rick Adcock, Cranfield University and INCOSE, UK Bud Lawson, Lawson Konsult AB, Swe...
A FACILITATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE IS REQUIRED TO PROMOTE THESE SKILLS. THE BKCASE PROJECT PROVIDES THIS STRUCTURE  <...
A Personal Example 7 April 2010 In explaining the Role of Systems as part of the System Concepts and Systems Thinking Chap...
Base model: System Coupling Diagram (Fig 3.4 from Chapter 3 – Lawson 2010) Problem owners   (Community or  organisation or...
Contributing Authors Rewards 7 April 2010 <ul><li>Personally and for Sweden  –  Providing a Small Country Input to a major...
www.BKCASE.org [email_address]
 
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  1. 1. 2010 EUSEC Academic Forum, Stockholm Rick Adcock, Bud Lawson, Dave Olwell, Art Pyster, Jean Claude Roussel BKCASE: Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering Panel Discussion www.bkcase.org
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is BKCASE and SEBoK? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the challenges raised by the SEBoK, an INCOSE perspective. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the value of SEBoK to the Systems Engineering community, an authors perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and floor discussion </li></ul>01/27/2010 (10 mins) (20 mins) (15 mins) (45 mins)
  3. 3. What is BKCASE? <ul><li>Project led by Stevens Institute of Technology and Naval Postgraduate School who are creating two primary products: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body of Knowledge in systems engineering (SEBoK) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Reference Curriculum in Systems Engineering (GRCSE) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Started in September 2009 and will run through 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Intended for world-wide use </li></ul><ul><li>A GUIDE to the Body of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>A FRAMEWORK for curriculum development </li></ul>01/27/2010
  4. 4. BKCASE Vision and Objectives “ Systems Engineering competency models, certification programs, textbooks, graduate programs, and related workforce development initiatives around the world align with BKCASE.” Vision <ul><li>Create a SEBoK that is globally recognized by the SE community as the authoritative BoK for the SE discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a graduate reference curriculum for SE (GRCSE – pronounced “Gracie”) that is globally recognized by the SE community as the authoritative guidance for graduate programs in SE. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the global alignment of related workforce development initiatives with SEBoK and GRCSE. </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer stewardship of SE BoK and GRCSE to INCOSE and the IEEE after BKCASE publishes version 1.0 of those products, including possible integration into their certification, accreditation, and other workforce development and education initiatives. </li></ul>Objectives 01/27/2010
  5. 5. Our Partners 30-31 March 2010
  6. 6. 01/27/2010 Authors as of May 2010 Author Organization SEBOK GRCSE Rick Adcock Cranfield University X X Johann Amsenga Eclipse RDC X Erik Aslaksen Sinclair Knight Merz X John Baras University of Maryland Barry Boehm University of California X Edmund Conrow Management and Technology Associates X Paul Croll CSC X Cihan Dagli Missouri University of Science and Technology X Joseph J. Ekstrom Brigham Young University X Marcia Enos Lockheed Martin X Alain Faisandier Association Francaise d‘lingeniere Systeme X Tim Ferris University of South Australia X Kevin Forsberg Center for Systems Management X Richard Freeman Air Force Institute of Technology X Sanford Friedenthal Lockheed Martin X Richard Frost General Motors Corporation Don Gelosh US Department of Defense X Edward Ghafari ICES Corporation Richard Grzybowski Corning Incorporated Tom Hilburn Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University X Scott Jackson University of Southern California X Ken Kepchar Federal Communications Commissions X
  7. 7. 01/27/2010 Authors, cont. as of May 2010 Author Organization SEBOK GRCSE Mike Krueger ASE Consulting X Harold “Bud” Lawson Lawson Konsult AB X Yeaw lip “Alex” Lee Defence Science and Technology Agency Ray Madachy Naval Postgraduate School X Andrew McGettrick Association for Computing Machinery X Ken NiDiffer Software Engineering Institute X Dave Olwell Naval Postgraduate School X X Daniel Prun Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) X Art Pyster Stevens Institute of Technology X X Garry Roedler Lockheed Martin X Jean-Claude Roussel EADS X Sven-Olaf Schulze Berner & Mattner Hillary Sillitto Thales Group X John Snoderly Defense Acquisition University X Alice Squires Stevens Institute of Technology X X Massood Towhidnejad Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University X Guilherme Horta Travassos Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) X Mary VanLeer Arkansas Scholarship Lottery X Qing Wang Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences Brian Wells Raytheon X
  8. 8. SEBoK Value Proposition <ul><li>There is no authoritative source that defines and organizes the knowledge of the SE discipline, including its methods, processes, practices, and tools. The resulting knowledge gap creates unnecessary inconsistency and confusion in understanding the role of SE in projects and programs; and in defining SE products and processes.  SEBOK will fill that gap, becoming the “go to” SE reference. </li></ul><ul><li>The process of creating the SEBoK will help to build community consensus on the boundaries and context of SE thinking and to use this to help understand and improve the ability of management, science and engineering disciplines to work together. </li></ul><ul><li>Having a common way to refer to SE knowledge will facilitate communication among systems engineers and provide a baseline for competency models, certification programs, educational programs, and other workforce development initiatives around the world.  Having common ways to identify metadata about SE knowledge will facilitate search and other automated actions on SE knowledge. </li></ul>01/27/2010
  9. 9. 01/27/2010 http://www.BKCASE.org/about-bkcase/bkcase-story/
  10. 10. Table of Contents as of April 2010 <ul><li>Executive Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction (Overview) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of BoK </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scope </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>System Concepts & Systems Thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>System Definition – what is a system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Systems Thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Value of SE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Core Principles of SE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SE applied to Lifecycle, Service and Enterprise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with software engineering and project management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application domains (including Socio-technical Issues) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SE Standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>SE Approach and Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Life Cycles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agreement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Specialty Engineering/Design Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>SE Competency (ethics, statistical modeling, …) </li></ul><ul><li>SE Applications/Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary </li></ul>
  11. 11. An INCOSE View Jean-Claude Roussel BKCASE TM Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering Panel at EUSEC, Stockholm , 26th May 2010
  12. 12. 3 - BKCASE and INCOSE What are the challenges raised by the SEBoK, an INCOSE perspective a) Why should INCOSE be involved in BKCASE ? b) How might INCOSE use and support the SEBoK ? c) Thought on the impact of the SEBoK on INCOSE Handbook , Certification, Education,…
  13. 13. Share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the planet. Mission of INCOSE Why should INCOSE be involved in BKCASE ?
  14. 14. <ul><li>To provide a focal point for the dissemination of systems engineering knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>To promote international collaboration in systems engineering practice, education, and research </li></ul><ul><li>To assure the establishment of competitive, scalable professional standards in the practice of systems </li></ul><ul><li>To improve the professional status of all persons engaged in the practice of systems engineering </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage governmental and industrial support for research and educational programs that will improve the systems engineering process and its practice </li></ul>INCOSE Goals Why should INCOSE be involved in BKCASE ?
  15. 15. BKCASE Vision “ Systems Engineering competency models, certification programs, textbooks, graduate programs, and related workforce development initiatives around the world align with BKCASE.” <ul><li>Create a SEBoK that is globally recognized by the SE community as the authoritative BoK for the SE discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a graduate reference curriculum for SE (GRCSE – pronounced “Gracie”) that is globally recognized by the SE community as the authoritative guidance for graduate programs in SE. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the global alignment of related workforce development initiatives with SEBoK and GRCSE. </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer stewardship of SE BoK and GRCSE to INCOSE and the IEEE after BKCASE publishes version 1.0 of those products, including possible integration into their certification, accreditation, and other workforce development and education initiatives. </li></ul>Why should INCOSE be involved in BKCASE ? BKCASE Objectives
  16. 16. How might INCOSE use and support the SEBoK ? <ul><li>INCOSE, IEEE Systems Council, IEEE Computer Society Educational Activities Board, the NDIA Systems Engineering Division, and ACM are all participants </li></ul><ul><li>Explicitly seek INCOSE and the IEEE to become sponsors and assume maintenance and revision responsibilities after Version 1.0 is published </li></ul><ul><li>INCOSE has agreed to participate and fund 3 authors </li></ul><ul><li>Specific sessions of BKCASE scheduled during INCOSE International Workshops and International Symposia, including regional conference (such as this EUSEC event) </li></ul><ul><li>Support of INCOSE Technical Operations and Working Groups to participate in writing and reviewing the SEBoK and GRCSE </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>How can INCOSE member get involved? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>INCOSE members on the author team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular updates via INSIGHT etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical papers and other communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sessions at INCOSE Events (like this one) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BKASE reviews: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Version 0.25 will be reviewed by authors and invited reviewers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Version 0.5 and beyond will be open for general review </li></ul></ul>** the review process is a key opportunity for INCOSE members to directly influence the direction** How might INCOSE use and support the SEBoK ?
  18. 18. <ul><li>Currently, INCOSE CSEP/ASEP Certification examination is based on the INCOSE SE Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>As the SEBoK evolves, it should be evaluated as a way to replace/augment the INCOSE SE Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually, the SEBoK may become the basis for the INCOSE certification exams </li></ul><ul><li>It may also help refine the “scope” of systems engineering experience for CSEP and ESEP </li></ul>Potential Impact to INCOSE Certification
  19. 19. Representation of Evolved INCOSE Graduate Reference Curriculum
  20. 20. Expected Impact on Undergraduate SE Programs SEBoK should directly influence what is taught in undergraduate SE programs by providing community-based consensus on the boundaries, principles, content, and key references of SE GRCSE should help to better distinguish between graduate and undergraduate education in SE and influence undergraduate education by guiding what is taught in graduate programs
  21. 21. Strategy <ul><li>Publish incrementally/iteratively with GRCSE trailing SEBoK </li></ul><ul><li>Create common vocabulary to facilitate communications among the team </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout the project, involve professional societies to facilitate quality, acceptance, and their eventual role as stewards </li></ul><ul><li>Build early consensus and maintain it throughout the lifetime of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Rely on and include academia, industry, and government from multiple fields for authors and reviewers </li></ul><ul><li>Extensively leverage volunteer labor for both authoring and review </li></ul><ul><li>Rely on existing source material wherever possible and involve principals from efforts that created source material wherever possible </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage the processes used to create GSwE2009 and the NPS Modeling and Simulation Acquisition Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Keep completely open and collaborative at a global level – but authors make content decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Hold physical workshops every 3 months to synchronize teams and build team relationships – rely on virtual meetings, email, and other collaboration technology at other times </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the team focused on the value propositions when conflicts arise. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Harold “Bud” Lawson An Author’s Perspective BKCASE TM Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering Panel at EUSEC, Stockholm , 26th May 2010 www.bkcase.org
  23. 23. <ul><li>“ It is in the nature of systemic thinking to yield many different views of the same thing and the same view of many different things .” </li></ul><ul><li>- Rusell L. Ackoff </li></ul>7 April 2010
  24. 24. EACH HAS THEIR OWN VIEWPOINTS AND VIEWS CONCERNING SYSTEMS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING <ul><li>A Unique Collection of Experienced Systems Engineers and Systems Engineering Educators </li></ul>7 April 2010
  25. 25. 7 April 2010 Expanding List of Authors Rick Adcock, Cranfield University and INCOSE, UK Bud Lawson, Lawson Konsult AB, Sweden Johann Amsenga, Eclipse RDC, South Africa Alex Lee, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore Erik Aslaksen, Sinclair Knight Merz, Australia Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School, US John Baras, IEEE Systems Council and University of Maryland, US Andrew McGettrick, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Education Board and Education Council Barry Boehm, University of Southern California, US Ken Nidiffer, Software Engineering Institute and IEEE Systems Council, US Cihan Dagli, Missouri University of Science and Technology, US Dave Olwell, Naval Postgraduate School and BKCASE Co-Principal Investigator, US J. Ekstrom, Brigham Young University, US Art Pyster, Stevens Institute of Technology and BKCASE Principal Investigator, US Alain Faisandier, Map Systeme, France Garry Roedler, Lockheed Martin and National Defense Industrial Association Systems Engineering Division, US Tim Ferris, University of South Australia and INCOSE, Australia Jean-Claude Roussel, EADS, France Kevin Forsberg, Center for Systems Management and INCOSE, US Sven-Olaf Schulze, Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany Richard Freeman, Air Force Center for Systems Engineering, US Jon Gye Shin, Seoul National University, South Korea Sandy Friedenthal, Lockheed Martin, US Hillary Sillitto, Thales Group and INCOSE, UK Richard Frost, General Motors, US John Snoderly, Defense Acquisition University, US Edward Ghafari, ICES Corporation and Defense Information Systems Agency, US Alice Squires, Stevens Institute of Technology, US Richard Grzybowski, Corning Incorporated, US Massood Towhidnejad, Embry-Riddle University, US Tom Hilburn, IEEE Computer Society and Embry-Riddle University, US Guilherme Travassos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Scott Jackson, University of Southern California, US Mary VanLeer, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, US Michael Krueger, ASE Consulting, US Brian Wells, Raytheon, US
  26. 26. A FACILITATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE IS REQUIRED TO PROMOTE THESE SKILLS. THE BKCASE PROJECT PROVIDES THIS STRUCTURE <ul><li>In a learning organization, people are able to test many mental models – their own as well as those of colleagues. </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Senge </li></ul>7 April 2010
  27. 27. A Personal Example 7 April 2010 In explaining the Role of Systems as part of the System Concepts and Systems Thinking Chapter , I presented the following model The System-Coupling Diagram
  28. 28. Base model: System Coupling Diagram (Fig 3.4 from Chapter 3 – Lawson 2010) Problem owners (Community or organisation or individual) Organisations that provide systems engineering capabilities, skills, expertise, resources and enablers : Consultancies, service providers (architecture, requirements,analysis, support, assurance, change management) Resource providers (contract staff etc) ; Training and education providers, research organisations, tool vendors Organisations responsible for the respondent system : Funding, Specification, Acquisition, Integration, Operation, Retiral Organisations that develop, support, operate, and dispose of the system assets Or for “delivering the respondent capability” Extended supply chain Reuse and Adaptation Hillary Sillitto used the following in explaining the role of Systems Engineering Organization in Chapter 6
  29. 29. Contributing Authors Rewards 7 April 2010 <ul><li>Personally and for Sweden – Providing a Small Country Input to a major International Project </li></ul><ul><li>A M eeting Point for Colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>(Physically and by Internet) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from Others </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Value to the Body of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Having Fun </li></ul>
  30. 30. www.BKCASE.org [email_address]

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