Systems Engineering Basics
Learn Some Basics of Systems Engineering and Be Able to Apply These to Your Work
Every effort, large and small needs the application of selected fundamental systems engineering
methods. Many projects fail due to a lack of systems engineering principles because few project teams
understand what systems engineering practices exist and their importance. This seminar identifies
several core SE practices important to any project and how these practices are integrated with project
management fundamentals to form an essential overall management approach. This seminar is an
excerpt of a two day skills building class on this topic and is based on many years of industry experience.
Time for Q&A and a listing of core systems engineering tasks related to projects is included.
The attendee will learn:
What is systems engineering and why is it important
What are components of systems engineering and how do they apply to projects
What project pitfalls can be avoided by applying systems engineering concepts
What systems engineering methods apply to what project phases
Focus Audience: Management, Project Sponsors, Project Managers and Project Teams
About the Presenter:
Mark Waldof has 44 years of industry experience in systems engineering, project and program management, system design, electrical design, software development, systems integration and test, marketing and proposals, legal support, subcontracts management and organizational process developments. During the last 20 years of his industry experience, Mark worked to develop and implement organization assessments, processes, training courses and related infrastructure in both technical and management areas.
Mark has provided services to a wide range of large Fortune 50 and 500 corporations, medium and small businesses, state and federal government agencies, academic institutions and non-profits. NASA, Stanford, Sandia Labs, Naval Post Graduate Schools, Lockheed Martin, Unisys, Target, CHS are some example clients. Mark has also worked with international governments and industry in Japan, Taiwan and Europe.
Mark is retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation where he held numerous positions including the corporate focal point for project management processes, assessments, development and training. Other positions included leading the Corporate Technical Learning Council which worked, in part, to coordinate the development of skills based learning curriculums for over 70,000 engineers. Mark’s experience includes a past adjunct professor position at the graduate level at the University of St. Thomas, CSIS Dept. and a current position with the University of Minnesota, CCE.
Today Mark provides management consulting services to a wide range of commercial and government clients, domestic and international. At the University of Minnesota, Mark develops and conducts project management, systems engineering and other courseware. He has worked with the State of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota to build a systems engineering partnership with Lockheed Martin and works with local school districts in Minnesota to provide foundational science and math course materials. Mark provides management consulting volunteer services for non-profits including the National Marrow Donor Program in Minneapolis. Mark is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering Program and has completed numerous other areas of study.
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