Deborah Cannon, Host
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
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Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
From 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM PDT

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Raymond Wolfgang 
Raymond Wolfgang


LA Virtual Speaker Meeting, August 10th 

Help! My requirements are a Hot Mess! New INCOSE Guides Can Help 

SPEAKER:  Raymond Wolfgang, Systems and Qualification Engineer,
Sandia National Laboratories

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 10th 2021, 5:30 to 7:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time

COST:  Free Online Event

Virtual Venue: Zoom 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 We plan to record the event.

Questions:  Dorothy Benveniste, 310-390-9384 --

Abstract:  Can your requirements situation be described as a “Hot Mess at Best”?

Have you ever wondered if there is an easier way to develop, manage, and verify requirements for your technical project?

Do you have a well-functioning team, but the potential for more efficiency at reduced cost is there – even if everyone simply used all the systems engineering terms the same way?

Several new guides from INCOSE will help your requirements efforts, and lead to a more efficient and effective project or program.  These guides achieve this by defining a comprehensive vocabulary and presenting a step-by-step process for the entire requirements, validation, and verification  lifecycle.

This talk will introduce the Needs, Requirements, Verification and Validation Lifecycle Manual,  the Guide to Needs and Requirements and the Guide to Verification and Validation.  The talk will be very high level, and discuss how some common impressions some of us have map to the new vocabulary and architecture of the guides. All 3 documents, along with a revision to the established Guide to Writing Requirements, are tentatively scheduled for release at the INCOSE International Workshop in January 2022. The talk will also point out YouTube links to more detailed videos on the guide content. Come learn what you need to know, about the latest in requirements management and V&V approaches for 2021!

Speaker:  Raymond Wolfgang brings his unique requirements and V&V expertise to a host of national systems in his role as a Systems and Qualification Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. He has worked with customers to identify needs for an operational software key management system, deployed several process improvement initiatives in requirements management, and currently leads an effort to complete a large program’s use case portfolio.

Before Sandia, while working for the US Navy, Raymond managed the installation process for a critical ship-board technology refresh. His current push is to use MBSE to save projects time and money, increase quality, and reduce risk through more efficient and thorough requirements analysis. His INCOSE papers are available upon request, as are several open reports from his employer. A graduate of both Purdue and Penn State Universities in the United States, he is originally from Philadelphia, PA.