Deborah Cannon, Host
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
310-336-8341 Desk,
714-477-3755 Mobile


Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
From 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM PT

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INCOSE Los Angeles Chapter October 2020 Virtual Speaker Meeting
Architecture Development Methodology with John Lynch, SAIC

TOPIC:  Architecture Development Methodology with John Lynch, SAIC 

WHEN:  Tuesday October 13th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific Time

COST:  Free

Virtual Venue: Skype meeting instructions will be emailed prior to the event and are included in your confirmation email message.  Slides will be available on the LA Chapter web site -

Abstract:  The Department of Defense highly leverages the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) to develop architectures. Our experience highlighted that DoDAF did not address the entire system lifecycle nor did it easily convey critical information to program personnel and stakeholders. This presentation investigates several architectural development methodologies (ADM) and provides a recommended ADM approach by creating a new ADM approach to use for the development of the FORGE program. The goal of the ADM is to develop an approach that fits within existing DoD business practices; covers the program lifecycle; is comprehensive; is easy to convey; and maturity can be measured and tracked.

BIO:  Dr. John Lynch’s career spans 35 years and ranges from the enlisted ranks of the United States military to Chief Enterprise Architect on the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Enterprise (FORGE) program.  Dr. Lynch started his career in the Air Force working operations and maintenance for the US Missile Warning Overhead Systems. After the Air Force, he starting working in industry holding various positions of increasing responsibility in Systems Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Business Development, and Program Management. He joined SAIC in 2015 and holds the position of Chief Enterprise Architect for the Missile Warning Capability Area supporting Space and Missiles Systems Center (SMC). Dr. Lynch has spoken on systems engineering, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), and Enterprise Architectures. Dr. Lynch received his Doctorate in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University and lives in Southern California with this wife Tracy.