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Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Airport-College Park (TBC)
4601 Best Road
College Park, GA 30337

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Beth Walden 

Three Day Brownfield (Legacy) Systems Engineering Course in Atlanta 

This three-day course provides a systemic overview of how to execute Brownfield development projects, which improve or replace legacy systems. Modern development programs are increasingly characterized by Brownfield development efforts in both the military and commercial domains. Most Systems Engineering (SE) training treats systems as “clean-sheet,” (or Greenfield) developments.  This class explores how to tailor the SE process for legacy system Brownfield development efforts. Learn from David D. Walden, ESEP, Lead Editor of the INCOSE SE Handbook and former INCOSE Certification PM. 

Course Outline

1. Brownfield Concepts and Principles. Key Brownfield Concepts. Brownfield Development Compared and Contrasted with Greenfield Development. Key Challenges and Expected Benefits of Brownfield Development. Brownfield Lessons Learned.

2. Brownfield Influences on Requirements Development. Tailored and New Approaches to Requirements. Stakeholder Requirements and Measures of Effectiveness.  System Requirements and Measures of Performance. Flow Down of Requirements to Brownfield Systems.

3. Brownfield Influences on Architecture and Design. Architecting Principles. Architectural and Design Strategies for Brownfield. Supporting the Inherent Constraints of the Legacy Brownfield Systems. Dealing with the Unique Interdependencies of Overlapping Brownfield System Lifecycles. Support for Ongoing Change and Evolution of the Brownfield Systems.

4. Brownfield Life Cycle Considerations. Reliability, Maintainability, Availability. Supportability/Logistics, Usability/Human Factors. Training. System Safety. Security/Survivability. Producibility/Manufacturability. Changeability. Commonality. Interoperability. Affordability. Disposability/Sustainability.

5. Brownfield Influences on Integration and Test. Integration, Verification, and Validation Approaches in a Brownfield Environment. Strategies for Dealing with the Independent Nature of the Brownfield Systems. Acceptance of Brownfield systems.

6. Brownfield Influences on Technical Management. Planning, Monitoring, and Control. Risk and Decision Management, Configuration and Information Management. Course Wrap-up.

Instructor Information

David D. Walden, ESEP

An internationally recognized expert in the field of Systems Engineering

- Over 30 years of industry experience
- Taught over 75 courses to over 1200 students since 2006
- INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP)
- Senior Member of the IEEE
- Lead Editor of the INCOSE SE Handbook Fourth Edition
- INCOSE Certification Program Manager 2007-2013
- Education
    - MS in MOT, University of Minnesota
    - MS in EE & CS, Washington University in St. Louis
    - BS in EE, Valparaiso University  


Pricing Details

The fee for this course is $2090 USD per person, discounted to $1890 per person for early registration. The fee includes course materials, morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch each day. Groups of three or more people attending from the same company or organization (must register with same company Email domain name) or university SE program can get a discount of $100 per person. 

Student Cancellation Policy: More than four weeks prior to the start of the event - 100% refund; two to four weeks prior to the start of the event - 50% refund; less than two weeks prior to the start of the event - no refund. Substitutions allowed with advance notification.

Sysnovation Cancellation Policy: Sysnovation reserves the right to cancel this course up to two weeks prior to the event.  In the event of cancellation, participants will receive a full refund of their course fee.