Speaker Presentation File
INCOSE Membership Meeting
6:30-7:00 PM: Chapter Business
7:00-7:45 PM: Invited Speaker: Lou Wheatcraft
7:45-8:00 PM: Discussion and Wrap-Up
Title: Integrated Data as a Foundation for Systems Engineering
Bio: Lou Wheatcraft is a senior consultant and managing member of Wheatland Consulting, LLC. Lou is an internationally recognized expert in systems engineering with a focus on needs, requirements definition and management and verification and validation. Lou provides consulting and mentoring services to clients on the importance of well-formed needs and requirements helping them implement needs, requirements definition and management processes, reviewing and providing comments on their needs, requirements, helping clients write well-formed requirements, and plan for and execute verification and validation activities. Lou has over 50 years’ experience in systems engineering, including 22 years in the United States Air Force. Lou has taught over 200 requirement seminars over the last 20 years. Lou supports clients from government and industries involved in developing and managing systems and products including aerospace, defense, medical devices, consumer goods, transportation, and energy. Lou has spoken at Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter meetings and INCOSE conferences and chapter meetings. Lou has published and presented many papers concerning needs and requirements development and management for NASA’s PM Challenge, INCOSE, INCOSE INSIGHT Magazine, and Crosstalk Magazine. Lou is a member of INCOSE, former Chair and current Co-Chair of the INCOSE Requirements Working Group, a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Lou has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University; an MA degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston – Clear Lake; an MS degree in Environmental Management from the University of Houston – Clear Lake; and has completed the course work for an MS degree in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.
Abstract: The Requirements WG is the largest INCOSE WG with over 574 members. One of major products developed by the Requirements Working Group (RWG) is the whitepaper “Integrated-data as a foundation of Systems Engineering. At IW2020 the RWG was presented the “Achieving the Systems Engineering Vision” award. During this session, Lou Wheatcraft will provide an overview of this whitepaper and a road map for using it to help organizations implement MBSE and achieve INCOSE’s vision 2025.