Tuesday, October 10, 2023
from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM PDT

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This is a hybrid event, 
Online via Zoom, In person at

The Aerospace Corp. D8/1010 
200 N Aviation Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245

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Rick Hefner
INCOSE Los Angeles Chapter
(310) 500-8992

5:30pm   Networking

6:00pm  President's Introduction

6:15pm   Speaker Presentation

7:30pm  Meeting Close

David Walden

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INCOSE-LA October 10th Speaker Meeting
INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook Fifth Edition: Updating the Reference for Practitioners
David Walden, Sysnovation, LLC

The objective of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook (SEH) is to describe the state-of-the-practice for Systems Engineering (SE). It also serves as the basis for the INCOSE certification examination.

This 60-minute presentation provides an overview of the handbook Fifth Edition released in 2023. It describes the overall impetus for change, highlights changes from the previous Fourth Edition, and describes the new content added for this version. The primary purpose of this presentation is to inform the systems engineering community of the changes incorporated into the Fifth Edition.

This event will be held at The Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo, and online via Zoom, you can join us from anywhere. The event is completely free!

David D. Walden, ESEP, is co-owner and principal consultant for Sysnovation, LLC, an SE consulting and training firm he formed in 2006. Previously, Mr. Walden was with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for 13 years and McDonnell Aircraft Company for 10 years. Mr. Walden was the PM of the INCOSE Certification Program from 2007-2013. He is an INCOSE liaison to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 Working Groups 10 and 20 and the lead editor of the INCOSE SE Handbook Fourth Edition. He has an M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University in Indiana. Mr. Walden was one of the first to earn the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) credential in 2004 and was awarded the INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) credential in 2011.