Monday, March 30, 2015

Mastering Agile Requirements Workshop

The chapter is looking into a training opportunity for members. Agile engineering development has become standard practice for software but there is applicability to systems engineering, as well. A local company provides workshops on agile methods, Agile Learning Labs, and has a workshop on Mastering Agile Requirements we are working with them to offer a Saturday workshop to our members. The date, May timeframe, and location are still tentative as is the cost, somewhere between $400-$500 depending on the venue. There is a minimum of 15 participants. If you are interested, please respond to in order for us to proceed with planning.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Upcoming Membership Meetings: April & May

The INCOSE SFBAC will have their April and May 2015 Membership Meetings at San Jose State University. 

April 13, 2015, Yang-Yang Zhao, Associate Professor, Norwegian Institute of Systems Engineering (NISE), Norway and Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Design Research (CDR), Stanford, USA will give a talk called "Human-Centered Development of Systems Engineering in Norwegian Engineering Industries."

May 11, 2015, Andrew Webster, Agile Coach, PayPal will give a talk called, "The Seven Wastes: Could You Be A Little Leaner?"

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Member Spotlight: Shawn Mazzeo

Shawn Mazzeo is a project manager for Project Management Advisors (PMA)  specializing in managing the engineering design, construction and commissioning process for bio-pharma projects. Shawn has over six years’ experience as a project engineer working on the design and construction of power generation, pharmaceutical, chemical and life science R&D laboratories. Shawn graduated from Clarkson University with a B.S. in Engineering and is currently finishing his M.S. in Systems Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

New Member Spotlight: Daren Heidgerken

Daren Heidgerken is the Technical Collaboration Lead for Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, and Integration, Test and evaluation. In this role he facilitates communication and collaboration in these key technical disciplines across Lockheed Martin, the world’s leading aerospace and global security company. In addition he connects individuals with subject matter experts across the company to help solve their technical challenges. Prior to this role, he held engineering and leadership positions in guidance, navigation and control engineering and systems engineering primarily on missiles and reentry systems. Throughout his career he has mentored both entry level engineers and technical experts. Last month he celebrated his 15th anniversary with Lockheed Martin and as a California resident.

Daren grew up along the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa and graduated with an aerospace engineering degree from Iowa State University. He also holds a MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. He is married with  3 young children. He is a member the AIAA and IEEE engineering societies, SGT aerospace honor society and is a classroom volunteer and advisory board vice president at his children’s elementary school.