An evening of System Security Engineering

Some of you may know that I am a member of INCOSE, but few may be aware that I am involved in the efforts being made to create a Canada Chapter.

As part of its effort to become a registered chapter, the emergent Canada Chapter has held conferences in the past (the last one was on December 21, 2015).

There is a new event coming up on June 16 that promises “An evening of System Security Engineering” (a.k.a., SSE)!

SSE is gaining a lot of traction these days, especially with the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IOT, or as some like to say, the Internet of Everything) and various security concerns around our infrastructures. If you are building systems, this is a topic that you can’t avoid.

Are you interested in knowing more? Have a look at the flyer and maybe you’ll want to join us!  Tickets are availble from Eventbrite and if you’re an active INCOSE member, it’s free!

I hope to see you there!

 

 

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INCOSE Symposium 2015

Next week, I’ll be at the 25th INCOSE Symposium in Seattle, WA. I will be in the PolarSys booth in the exhibition hall, presenting and talking about Eclipse Papyrus with my colleagues (and friends) from the CEA. Of course, since this is an INCOSE conference, we will be concentrating on  Papyrus’ SysML capabilities and Papyrus for Real Time.

The plan is to show how Papyrus can help practitioners reach the goals for model-driven engineering from both INCOSE’s 2020 and 2025 Visions.

Will you be at the Symposium? If so, drop me a note and come talk to us at booth B6-B7 in the Exhibit Hall!

I look forward to seeing you there!

The Agile Manifesto reworked for Systems Engineering

In her community on IBM developerWorks, Hazel Woodcock posted an excellent blog entry describing a rework of the Agile Manifesto (really a “Manifesto for Agile Software Development“) into something that is more relevant to system engineering and the development of large systems.

If you have any interest in systems engineering (or if you are a member of INCOSE, like me), you really should have a look and make your voice heard (you’ll have to join developerWorks to be able to comment)!

Corporate mass & inertia prevents agility

Tommy (someone for whom I have the greatest respect) made some very interesting comments in his posting: Corporate mass & inertia prevents agility.

Now, I have also had some experience sailing and that certainly helps me relate to the metaphor he uses. Sometimes I like the slow boat and sometimes the fast one – it really depends on what you want to accomplish. However, in this age where “internet time” is what companies have to worry about, agility is what is needed for the complete delivery of products. There has already been a lot of talk about agile development  for quite a while – and that is certainly a great thing for the software industry, but development is just a part of the product delivery, one has to embrace the complete lifecycle and think about agile product management (check out the front end of SAFe) and agile DevOps.

But then, there’s also some benefits to sometimes take a slow boat to China…just not when you need to deliver a product to your clients!