Saturday, November 4, 2023
from 8:30am to 4:00pm PDT

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This is a Hybrid Event

Online via ZOOM, or In Person at
Manhattan Beach Community Church 

303 S. Peck Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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

8:30-9:00          Sign-in/Breakfast
9:00-10:30        Session 1
10:30-10:45       Break
10:45-12:15        Session 2
12:15-12:45        Lunch
12:45-2:15          Session 3
2:15-2:30           Break
2:30-4:00          Session 4
All times Pacific time zone.


$25 for Students, Senior Members
$50 for INCOSE members

$100 for non-members

The cost of this program is being subsidized by INCOSE-LA.

David Walden

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INCOSE-LA November 4th Tutorial
Understanding and Applying the INCOSE
SE Handbook Fifth Edition
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.

The objective of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the 2023 edition of the SEH and explain how it can be used to plan, manage, and realize complex systems within the context of demanding business constraints. Participants are introduced to key SE terminology, concepts, and principles in the handbook. The participants will complete several team-based exercises to solidify the concepts being presented. Each student will receive a complete set of lecture notes and an annotated bibliography. Please register (online) in time for the handouts to be sent to your address, All participants are asked to purchase or download a copy of the handbook from the INCOSE Store prior to class. The download is free for INCOSE members.
Note: this tutorial is an overview of the handbook and does not include the level of detail typically presented in an INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) preparation course.

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.