Sunday, October 30, 2016

INCOSE San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Nov 14 Wine Social

INCOSE San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Nov 14 Wine Social 🍷

Date :  Monday, Nov 14, 2016  5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Vino Vino Wine Bar, 199 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

Thinking of joining?
Already a member and want to get more involved?
Want your ideas heard?
Just want some free appetizers and an excuse to socialize?
Here’s your opportunity!

You are invited to a chapter social.  Help us celebrate another successful year of the SFBAC.  Chapter officers and Board of Director members will be there to hear your ideas for future meetings and chapter activities.  Members, their guests, and prospective members welcome!

Plenty of free parking across the street

Chapter will provide free appetizers. Pay for your own wine.  Can be purchased by the glass, carafe, or a flight of 4 wines. 

Hope to see you there!

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Job Opportunity at AGCO

Senior Systems Engineer

AGCO is currently seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join our global Electronics Diagnostics team in Hesston, KS.  The Senior Systems Engineer will join a team developing the next generation global AGCO diagnostic tool.  The Senior Systems Engineer will be a key team member to manage requirements, coordinate with global teams working on related projects, drive standards implementation, and lead the team in proactively analyzing potential issues and recommending corrective actions.  This position has global impact with lead products in France, Germany, and Finland and future adoption around the world.

Note: Up to 25% domestic and international travel may be required for the role

Responsibilities of the Senior Systems Engineer:
  • Serve as a Technical Project Lead; coordinate the activities of others and manage stakeholder expectations
  • Develop and maintain system requirements and conceptual system documentation
  • Assess requirements and present recommendations that align with AGCO’s strategic vision
  • Ensure that system views are consistent, coherent, and detailed
  • Identify reference data and determine source; ensure system reuses existing
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for Systems Engineering methods, frameworks, and tools

Required Qualifications and Education of the Senior Systems Engineer:
  • Strong analytic skills and experience, including functional decompositions, requirements capture, and process modeling.
  • Ability to define common interfaces for software and hardware based systems.
  • Use ‘system of systems’ engineering development, partitioning of functionality among applications and components, and application interfaces/interoperability to address complexity concerns.
  • Use of software development methodologies and agile approach to systems development.
  • Experience as the technical focal point of a globally distributed team of professionals within the business, applications/systems, data/information and technical disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to clearly explain the recommended approach to the business sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Ability to create diagrams and pictures to show design options and lead discussion to a solution
  • Proficiency with systems diagramming techniques such as UML and SysML methodologies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or related field

Preferred Qualifications of the Senior Systems Engineer:
  • 2+ years of experience working with telemetry or electronic controls diagnostic systems
  • 1+ years of hands-on work with Ethernet-based networks or control system communication networks such as CAN bus protocols: UDS, J1939, ISO 11783, KWP2000
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Systems Engineering
Link to Apply: 

About Hesston
Only 35 minutes from Wichita, Hesston is a place where industry, recreation, and families blossom, offering many amenities found in a larger city but in a small town atmosphere. Hesston’s appeal goes nationwide; more than a third of the residents hail from outside the Kansas state lines.

AGCO offers competitive benefits including options and choices to fit your needs such as medical, dental, prescription drug, life and accident insurance, long and short term disability, matching 401k plan, employee assistance program, and discounted home and auto insurance.

At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own.  As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of approximately 3,000 dealers and serve more than 140 countries. We are celebrating our 25th year in business, and pride ourselves on competitive relocation and employee benefit packages. While headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, AGCO has manufacturing facilities all over the world creating and distributing their full-line of products, including Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It’s time to embrace your infinite possibilities!

AGCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Segment: Project Engineer, Agricultural, Engineer, Electrical, Systems Engineer, Engineering, Agriculture

Nearest Major Market: Wichita 

Job Segment: Agricultural, Manufacturing Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, Agriculture, Engineering

Stefan Gartner, Lead Talent Sourcer
AGCO Talent Acquisition Group

Saturday, September 3, 2016

INCOSE SFBAC October 18 Systems Engineering Presentation: Building the First "Steamship" in History

TOPIC:  Building the First Steamship in History
              See below for event details.

SPEAKER:  John Busch – Historian and Author of Steam Coffin: Captain Moses and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier

Note that this meeting is being held on the different day and location than usual
  • Date:  Tuesday, October 18, 2016 

6:00 - 6:30 PM   Social half hour and Networking
6:30 - 7:30 PM   Presentation

Rose Garden Library, Community Room (1st floor)
1580 Naglee Ave
San Jose, CA

Please park on the street, not in the parking garage, since the garage closes at 7pm.

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Access Number: 1-719-457-6209
Guest Passcode:  495813

In 1807, a brilliant, creative, and controversial American by the name of Robert Fulton declared his intent to build an experimental “steamboat,” which would be used to initiate a continuous passenger service between New York City and Albany, New York.  With the success of his North River Steam Boat, Fulton showed that it was possible to alter artificially both a person’s location and the amount of time it took to change it.  In so doing, he also broke through the enormous psychological barrier that had existed in people’s minds; it was, in fact, possible to overcome Nature to practical effect.
It took time for many people to accept Robert Fulton’s triumph as the truth.
One man who did not need to be convinced was a sloop captain named Moses Rogers.  He had witnessed the first successful runs of the North River Steam Boat to Albany, and the experience gave him the fever—steamboat fever.
Moses soon became one of the first steamboat captains in history, taking command of one of Fulton’s first rivals, the Phoenix.  In his new profession, Moses learned not only the technicalities of this revolutionary invention, but the peculiarities of a traveling public just getting used to this new mode of transport.  
In the years immediately following Fulton's triumph, running these steamboats on rivers, lakes and bays became a normal and accepted part of American life, and a system for building and operating them quickly took hold.  But taking such a vessel on a voyage across the ocean was a different proposition altogether.  Experienced mariners didn’t think it could be done.  These early steamboats, they declared, were just too flimsy and unwieldy to withstand the dangers of the deep.
But Moses believed otherwise.  Combining his knowledge of the old mode of transport (sail) with the new mode of transport (steam), he set out to design a vessel that was capable of overcoming the many dangers of the sea.  This craft would be not a steamboat, but a "steamship," the first of its kind.
This Systems Engineering Presentation will show how Captain Rogers altered the existing system for the construction and operation of steamboats in order to create this revolutionary "steamship"...nearly two centuries ago!

John Laurence Busch is an independent historian who specializes in the first generation of steam-powered vessels, and their revolutionary role in the creation of the modern world.  He has devoted years of research to discovering the true story of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah.

The result is STEAM COFFIN, the most descriptive account of the saga of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah ever written.  John’s careful weaving together of many disparate sources results in a narrative that recalls both the fabric and style used in storytellings of old.  It also shows just what Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah accomplished for posterity.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Volunteer opportunity for STEM enthusiasts

Science is Elementary ( brings hands-on science activities to classrooms. It is a largely volunteer driven non-profit. Volunteers dedicate two hours per month, going into classrooms to work in small groups with the same kids every month. Lessons are led by a paid staff member, so the volunteer is basically responsible for having fun exploring the activity with the kids! There will be a training session coming in August. 

Make science fun! Volunteers needed to facilitate science activities with children.
Make a difference  — show students that science is fun, fascinating, and relevant with Science is Elementary! Volunteer for two hours a month to do simple, hands-on science experiments with children. All lessons will be led by a Science is Elementary staff member, and volunteers are integral to the small-group, relationship-based concept. Contact for questions, and sign up today! 

Training session: Wednesday, August 247:30-9pm in Mountain View
Volunteer Locations: Mountain View, Santa Clara, or Redwood City elementary schools.
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Emily Dilger, PhD
Business Development
Science is Elementary 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

[INCOSE San Francisco] INCOSE SFBAC August 8 Meeting

Hello All,

There will not be a July meeting of the INCOSE SFBAC due to the IS taking place in Scotland this month.

The next SFBAC meeting will be on MondayAugust 8 in the the Rinconada / Embarcadero Room of the Palo Alto Library, with the social time starting at 6 pm, and the talk from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Mark Gerhardt, Chief Architect of nHansa, Inc., will be presenting "Modeling Made More Meaningful."  Read on for more information about his presentation.

Have you ever thought that modeling systems requires a huge amount of effort for not much payoff? Have you ever wondered whether a model could capture the wisdom and insights of a system architect, to enable people modifying the system years later to make successful modifications without compromising the essential elements of the system? Have you ever wished that a model would include information which allowed you to understand (if someone else developed the model) or communicate (if you developed the model) some of the rationale and implications of the decisions made in doing the system design?

This talk will focus on enriched modeling techniques for architecture specification and analysis. Current architecture capture and description is done in many places including databases, documents, architecture specifications, DODAF approaches, etc. This diverse and non-seamless set of representations makes it difficult to unify system semantics and understanding about completeness and relevance for complex architectures which are being developed today.

The approach presented here for enhanced modeling includes the idea of "enhanced model types". Enhanced model types build upon the concept pf abstract data types. In addition to specifying type, operation, and value constraints, information is added about the context within which the referencved element relates to the other elements and model context surrounding it.

An enhanced model type contains all the traditional information about an architecture element including its connections, intended behavior, state parameters, etc. In addition the model type enhancement provides additional constraints of three types about each model element: range and value constraints, consistency constraints referencing other elements within the model, and derivation constraints which cause the computation of one or more model elements from others. Constraints are expressed within the model semantics of the model, rather than being checked within the semantics of programmed code segments (which have been usually invoked to do the checking in past modeling approaches).

These constraints must be considered as they apply to both passive and active architecture elements. For active architecture elements, causality semantics provides the capability to specify sequencing, concurrency, conditions of triggering, activation, termination, and other complex process related control. In other words, this enhanced model approach includes time-dependent aspects of the system and its interactions, as well as rigorous static constraint aspects of the architecture. This is a dramatic enhancement over current modeling approaches.

For those of you who participated in the June 2016 SFBAC INCOSE chapter meeting, this August presentation will offer specific ways in which to address many of the challenges that David Long pointed out in his presentation. Come to our August meeting, and hear this very thought-provoking presentation!

Presenter’s bio:

Mark Gerhardt – Chief Architect of nHansa, Inc.

Mark Gerhardt is currently Chief Architect at nHansa, Inc. He has been involved for over 35 years in the conception, construction, and deployment of large and complex mission critical and high-performance software-based systems. Previous positions include software engineering laboratory deputy director at Lockheed Mission Systems, Chief Software Scientist at ESL, Inc., and involvement in many radar, sonar, and EW products at Raytheon, Lockheed, Boeing, and TRW. He was previously also a Chief Scientist at TPSI Inc. and a Chief Architect at TimeSys Inc., both vendors of schedulability and performance analysis tools. He has also taught graduate level courses in Performance Critical Design and Model Driven Architecture at a local university in San Jose, CA.

During his career, Mark has designed and built numerous real-time systems for signal and radar processing, computer architectures, and fault tolerant systems. He also designed and implemented major embedded software applications including C3I and early-warning receivers. Mark's interests include software and system engineering methods, system and software architecture, object-based languages, and Ada. Mark is the Past Chair of ACM SIGAda and was a Distinguished Reviewer for Ada95. He has done extensive work involving Rate Monotonic Analysis and the use of schedulability tools during architecture development. He is also involved in the IEEE 1471/ISO 42010 work for the recommended practice on how to capture architecture.

Mark has been involved with the generation of the schedulability performance and timing (SPT) profile for UML as well as the current modeling and analysis of real-time embedded systems (MARTE) profile for UML developed within the Object Management Group. Mark has been involved with evolving UML profiles for performance since their inception from UML_RT to the present MARTE work. Follow-on work included development of a real-time decomposition method for mission critical architecture development.

Current research work is focused on building a system and accompanying process that support enhanced model types including self-contained rules about integrity, consistency and completeness for model elements and architectures. A research product is being constructed using graphical databases, rule-based systems, and an enhanced storage repository. Both the system under development and the system process of developing it are represented within the system as layered meta-models. Continued enforcement of rule integrity maintains consistency about the development process and the developed artifacts when using this system.

Mark received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree Magna Cum Laude from the City College of New York and his Master of Science in Engineering (Computer Science) from Princeton University.

Thank You,
Robin Reil

Thursday, June 9, 2016

[INCOSE San Francisco] INCOSE SFBAC June 13 Meeting- Beyond MBSE: Looking Towards the Next Evolution in Systems Engineering

Topic: Beyond MBSE: Looking Towards the Next Evolution in Systems Engineering 
Watch presentation given to Chicagoland chapter in March, with a discussion to follow.

SPEAKER:  David Long, Former INCOSE President

6:30 - 7:00 PM   Social half hour and Networking
7:00 - 8:00 PM   Presentation

Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room
1213 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Meeting Details Web Address:
Access Number:  1-719-234-7872
Guest Passcode:  529 771 4673


For almost 10 years, the systems engineering community has been focused on the transformation from document-centric to model-based techniques. While most systems engineering organizations have completed pilot efforts, established appropriate communities of practice, and are plotting their path forward, this transformation is far from complete. In terms of the Roger’s innovation adoption lifecycle, we are beyond the early adopters, in the early majority, and moving towards the tipping point where model-based systems engineering becomes the expected framework and approach for systems engineering. 

Systems engineering remains a young discipline – one that must continue to learn and evolve, one where transitions should be viewed as waypoints along a journey rather than destinations themselves. While work remains to ensure the transformation to model-based techniques is both efficient and effective, it is time for the systems engineering community to begin looking beyond MBSE. When model-based is simply the way organizations practice systems engineering, what is the next evolution required to address next generation problems and deliver the organizational value required? How must the systems engineering practice evolve? What can we begin doing today – even in the continued implementation and adoption of MBSE – to prepare ourselves and our organizations to make that transition? Looking at the journey to date and the opportunities in the future, how can we characterize the next leg of the journey and plot a path forward for ourselves, our organizations, and the greater systems engineering practice?

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Thank you,
Robin Reil

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Professional Certificate from MIT

Hello Everyone,

As professionals, we are always looking for opportunities to update our skills and acquire new ones. MIT is offering an exciting opportunity to keep us abreast in the field and earn a Professional Certificate. The track consists of 4 courses. You can take individual classes if a course interests you.
For your convenience, I have included the link below. Registration starts on June 1. The courses start in the fall,
Happy studying everyone.

International Science and Engineering Fair 2016

International Science and Engineering Fair 2016

It is enough to restore anyone’s faith in the future: 1600 high school students from over 60 countries around the world demonstrating their ingenuity and insights in a wide variety of engineering and research projects.  Two members of the SF Bay Area Chapter of INCOSE, Dorothy McKinney and Shazad Contractor, served on the 2016 team that INCOSE sent to the International Science and Engineering Fair to review projects and award a prize to the project which best exemplified the application of systems engineering.

INCOSE has awarded a $1500 prize for the best systems engineering project at the ISEF for the past 9 years, as well as awarding Honorable Mention certificates to additional students.  This year, a second place award of $500 was also made, funded by our SFBAC judges.  The two winners were:

·         Alex Cristian Tacescu of Fresno, CA won first place for his Project Maverick: An Omni-Directional Robotic Mobility System.  Alex’s mobile platform can move its standing or sitting passenger in any direction (literally 360 degrees), directed by a 6-axis 3D controller, which provides simple and intuitive control.  The drive system uses 4 wheels and 8 motors. Each wheel module has 2 independently-controlled motors – one for steering and one for driving – to provide maximum maneuverability.  The system also has an infrared collision detection/prevention system and autopilot capability which allows the user to navigate through narrow hallways and doorways with no problems.  The system design is modular, and feasibility of mass production was a cornerstone of the design.

·         Megan Guinn O’Briant of Arligton, VA won second place for her project Power of Touch: Challenges in Designing Haptic Sensing and Feedback for Neural Controlled Bionic/Prosthetic Hand.  Her inspiration was her best friend, who was born missing one hand.  She designed not one but a family of plug-and-play prosthetic hands; the user can plug in the one needed for the task h=at hand, choosing between a light hand which is comfortable to wear for long periods, and a heavier one needed when heavy lifting and a strong grip is essential.  These prosthetic hands include haptic (touch) feedback, so the user can literally feel what the hand is touching.

Honorable Mention awards went to:

·         Jalicia Azzalyna Desiree Smalley of Lorain Ohio for Sleep Tight, a project which developed a device to detect nocturnal hypoglycemia (which can be fatal to diabetics).  In her testing, one patient actually experienced a life-threatening incident, and the device enabled the patient’s care-giver to detect the problem quickly enough to rush the patient to the hospital, where the patient’s life was saved.  The testing of the device also demonstrated that care-givers’ sleep improved dramatically (since they did not have to remain alert to the patient’s status throughout the night).
      Simone Braunstein of New York, NY for A Novel Haptic Actuator for Robotic Surgery: Utilizing Soft Robotic Pneumatic Networks, a Closed Loop Control System, and an Electro-Pneumatic Control Board to Accurately Restore an Operator’s Sense of Touch.  This invention adds the power of touch feedback to the kind of robotic surgery devices currently in wide use.
      Alexander Frederick Wul of Skaneateles, NY for CastMinder: Embedded Smart Sensors and Companion Software to Detect the Onset of Conditions Associated with Cast and Splint Complications and to Promote Patient Healing in Orthopedic Casts and Splints.  This system literally speeds bone growth for healing, as well as providing pain-decreasing treatment and sensors for conditions (such as infection) that would require a doctor to remove a patient’s cast.
      Samuel Ferguson of El Cajon, CA for The Other Side of Me: An Arduino Based Game for Bilateral Integration in Autism Spectrum Disorder.  This project provides a “therapist on a box” – literally a box with game-like materials a child can interact with, connected to a computer gaming-like system, which provides the same kind of feedback therapy that a trained therapist provides to autistic children to help them integrate the operation of the two sides of their brain (the lack of bilateral integration is a major problem caused by autism).
      Syamantak Payra of Friendswood, TX for Brace Yourself: A Novel Electronically Aided Leg Orthosis.  This leg brace provides active assist, so the devoce can literally bend the knee for the user in cases where the user’s miscle control is lacking.  Bill Mackey, an INCOSE Fellow and one of the judges, wanted to order one of these for his own use on the spot!
      Matthew Hileman of Colorado Springs CO for Reflected Laser Communications for Small Satellites.  This project developed a way for very small satellites to use reflection and modulation so they can use laser communication without having to have any laser equipment on board the satellite.  Matthew won the INCOSE first prize two years ago.
      Drew Prevost of Huntsville, AL for Development and Systems Integration of a Modular Power Factor Corrected Pre-regulator, LiFePO4 Battery Charger, DC Motor Controller, and Battery Monitoring System.  Drew’s system provides a very scalable solution to battery monitoring, power factor correction charging and motor control.  To understand the impact of his innovation, consider that tesla currently offers only a few different battery sizes for their electric cards, and each size requires a different power control design.  Drew’s design can be used across a very wide range of battery packs with no change.  He actually took an electric-powered pickup truck (which had been developed in a prior year by another science fair project participant0, and modified it to use his design, demonstration the practical application.
      Russell W. L udwigsen of Albuquerque, NM for Passive Reduction of Involuntary Arm/Hand Tremors, Phase III.  This project developed a light, low-cost brace which a patient with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, or even an adverse reaction to a medication can use to reduce tremors when performing fine motor tasks, such as writing.
·         Vidur Tenali Prasad of Kettering, OH for Traffic Camera Dangerous Driver Detection (TCD3): Contextually Aware Heuristic Feature & OFA Density-Based Computer Vision with Movement Machine Learning Analysis of Live Streaming Tra c Camera Footage to Identify Anomalous & Dangerous Driving.  This project uses computer analysis of video images to detect unsafe driving.  Cameras were installed near intersections which had high accident rates.  The system has actually been used by his local police department, and has been effective in alerting police officers to drunk drivers before any accident occurred.
      Muhammad Shahir Rahman of Portland, OR for A Smart Burn and Spill Proof “SAFE” Microwave that Spares the Salad: Novel Application of Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithms in Bayesian Analysis for Real-Time Numerical Thermodynamic Modeling.  This project added sensors to a microwave oven to allow the oven to adjust the heating to the specific foods inside.  The ability to heat meat and potatoes while leaving a green salad on the same plate cool was a dramatic demonstration of the value of this approach.
      Rahul Ramesh of Chandler, AZ for A Novel Algorithm for Detection of Plasmodium falciparum Parasites in Digitized Blood Samples (Malaria).  This project developed an algorithm to automate the identification of malaria in blood samples, which otherwise requires a highly trained technician (and such trained technicians are not available in many under-developed countries).  This technique is also applicable to other blood-borne pathogens.
      Eshika Saxena of Bellevue, WA for A Portable Optoelectronic Molecular Identification and Spectral Analysis System for Assessing the Quality, Safety, and Composition of Food and Pharmaceuticals Using Machine Learning.  This project developed a spectrometer that can be used with a smartphone to detect adulteration in medicine and foods.  It can potentially be extended to do non-invasive medical monitoring, such as blood sugar levels or internal injury detection for hemoglobin.  This student was inspired to develop this on a trip to visit family in India during which she got sick from contaminated food, and was advised to avoid medicine because of possible adulteration.

These students, and dozens of others from around the world,

Chair, INCOSE Fellows

Friday, May 6, 2016

[INCOSE San Francisco] INCOSE SFBAC May 09 Meeting - Primate, Projects, and Prussians.

Why does work sometimes seem like such hard work?

Are we racing ahead or to the bottom?  Why is one man's methodology another man's madness?  Are our prejudices impairing our productivity?  This Monday, Andrew Webster will present Primate, Projects, and Prussians, which proposes pragmatic principals to get to the heart of it all.  This will be a fun and enlightening presentation, and we hope to see you there!

Monday Evening Monthly Program - May 9
5:30 - 6:00 PM   Social half hour and Networking
6:00 - 7:00 PM   Presentation

Place:  Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room
            1213 Newell Rd.
            Palo Alto, CA 94303
            Map to Library

Virtual Attendance Details:

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Access Number:  1-719-234-7872
Guest Passcode:  529 771 4673

Speaker:  Andrew Webster
Over the last 18 years, Andrew Webster has worked in software product development in the UK, Australia, Alabama, and California.  He's seen large and small projects both fail and succeed.  Prior to 2004, most of the work he was involved in followed either a heavyweight process or no process at all – and typically failed.  In 2004, he was introduced to Agile thinking.  This taught him to pay close attention to aligning how people work with how their work works.  This helped him to have huge success in Australia with projects in banking, heavy engineering procurement and construction, environmental engineering, and government.  In 2009, the love of a good woman brought him to America, initially to Alabama, where his wife-to-be was studying neurobiology.  There, he became a Certified Scrum Master with renowned Scrum trainers and coaches Brian Rabon and Tom Mellor.  He immediately applied his experience to the most difficult, resistant, and awkward transformation of his career: BBVA Compass's struggling data warehouse.  His work improved the team's effectiveness by an order of magnitude within 3 years.  His wife graduated and they moved to California in early 2013, where Andrew joined the V.Me team at Visa as a Senior Program Manager and Senior Scrum Master.  Recruited by Solutions IQ later that year, he proudly joined their team as an Agile Coach as part of the enormous Agile transformation program at PayPal, one of the largest transformation efforts on the planet.  Now well versed in the history of work and the variety of ways to approach the many disciplines within software engineering, Andrew coaches and trains for PayPal in San Jose, London, and Berlin, and is pursuing his own work as a speaker and budding author here in the Bay Area.

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INCOSE is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. The SFBAC presents thought-provoking monthly programs for its members and their guests.
Learn more about SFBAC at:  Learn more about INCOSE at:

Thank you,
Robin Reil