Dorothy Benveniste, Host
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
714-743-1280 Mobile


Monday-Tuesday, Sept 28-29th, 2020
From 3:45 PM to 6:15 PM PDT

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INCOSE Los Angeles Chapter Zoom Tutorial September 28-29
Systems Engineering MBSE Implementation in your Organization
with Mark Sampson, Adjunct Professor SMU

Session: Attend a two-part training session where you will learn about applying MBSE tools/techniques and SE processes in your organization.
Trainer: Mark Sampson, Adjunct Professor SMU
Prerequisites:  None
Dates: Monday September 28, 2020 and Tuesday September 29, 2020
Time:  4:00 - 6:00 PM, PDT time each day
RSVP by:  Friday 9/25/2020  Registration Closes on this Date
Cost:     Free
Host:    Dorothy Benveniste, Cell: 714-743-1280, Email:
3:45 pm        Connect via Zoom (separate URLs for Monday and Tuesday)

4:00 pm        Sign-in and introductions
4:05 pm        Applying MBSE tools/techniques & SE Processes
6:00 pm        Wrap-up
Virtual Venue: Zoom meeting instructions for both days are included in your confirmation email message.  Slides will be available on the LA Chapter web site -

Abstract:   Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) technology is accelerating while at the same time organization preparation to utilize the technology is lagging behind. Document-oriented organization processes and behavior changes are required to take advantage of the productivity improvements available through models—but where do you start? This half-day tutorial applies Systems Engineering (SE) processes, techniques, tools/methods to choosing and implementing MBSE in an organization—doing two things at the same time—learning about available MBSE tools/techniques to help organizations compete and applying SE processes to successfully deploy/leverage tools to your organization.

1.  SE Process Review from a MBSE perspective: Problem definition, Functional
     Analysis, System Synthesis, Decomposition, Verification/Validation
2. Where are you in SE/MBSE journey?  MBSE Maturity Assessment; identify
3. Scope statement; define problem that MBSE will solve:  Define needs, goals, &
     objectives, Identify stakeholders, drivers & constraints, Develop operational
     concepts, external interfaces
4. Requirements: define what MBSE needs to do:  Requirements elicitation,
     definition, weighting; Requirements analysis, organization & documentation
5. Defining and Evaluating Alternative tools: Develop/Defining Criteria/Scoring,
     MBSE Tools/Methods candidates, Elicitation & Evaluation techniques,
6. MBSE Deployment planning and implementation: Justification, Cultural
     Considerations, Deployment support, Measurement/Metrics & Integration/
     data-exchange considerations

BIO:  After graduating with a BS in Computer Engineering from BYU, Mark started his career at Texas Instruments where he quickly discovered how other domains effected his product’s success, prompting him to get a MS in Systems Engineering at USC and putting him on a career path around scaling systems engineering.
     Working with R&D, they developed one of the early systems engineering collaboration environments (SLATE) which resulted in a successful boot-strap startup, selling out to EDS, eventually ending up at Siemens with a breadth of 30 years’ experience in applying systems engineering tools in a variety of industries and well-known brands thru his SE Evangelist role.
     Mark was a founding member of the INCOSE N. Texas Chapter, has served in a variety of local and international-level leadership roles including INCOSE Technical Board overseeing modeling and tools strategies. He currently chairs INCOSE’s MBSE Initiative which covers SE data exchange standards, SysML system modeling languages, and transforming systems engineering to a model-based discipline—which includes programs such as the popular annual INCOSE MBSE Workshops and the MBSE Lightning Rounds.
     Mark has published a number of articles on MBSE in various journals including INCOSE Symposia, Insight, IEEE Spectrum, and a number of blogs (google: Mark Sampson Siemens MBSE blog). In addition, Mark is an adjunct professor at SMU where he teaches graduate-level systems engineering courses.
     Mark lives outside Zion National Park in Southern Utah where he and his wife are experiencing raising a teenager.