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Systems Engineering

Reed Integration, Inc. is a recognized leader in the application of life cycle systems engineering across a wide variety of large-scale systems development and acquisition programs used by government and industry. At Reed, we utilize our world-class talent to manage and deliver the most complex projects from concept through deployment to retirement.

Privately held, Reed offers a wide variety of Systems Engineering classes which can either be held in-house, off-site, or at one of our esteemed partners’ locations.

At Reed Integration, Inc., we are passionate about furthering the disciplines of both project management and systems engineering. This is evidenced through our continued support of both PMI and INCOSE. The net result of our passion is exhibited in our training programs, already recognized as leading programs in industry. Even more so, it shows in the students who complete our classes, and return to tell us how much they are able to apply what they learned the very next day on their job. It also shows in the students who elect to pursue advanced education in these subject areas after completing our certificate programs.

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1. Introduction To Systems Thinking

The 1-day Introduction to Systems Thinking course focuses on looking at the complete system of interest, not just one part. The concept of “Systems Thinking” pertains to viewing the System of Interest holistically. When one element of a system is changed, it could affect other elements in that system. The reason why this idea is so important is changes can cause “unintended consequences” cost, schedule, resources, and system. Participants will develop their ability to view a system as a whole and begin minimizing risks and effects.

(7 CLPs/PDUs)

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2. Fundamentals Of Systems Engineering

The 3-day Fundamentals of Systems Engineering course provides an in-depth introduction to systems engineering: What is it? Why is it needed? Who uses it? The systems engineering process is described from requirements capture/definition and Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) development through compliance verification planning and implementation, risk management, trade studies, con guration management, and system integration. A practical overview of project processes and responsible parties is linked to systems engineering practices and methods with special emphasis on additional project pieces (politics, corporate reputation, resources) and project activities (safety, reliability (RAM), operations, quality, human factors). An introduction to the “system of systems” mentality and current viewpoints surrounding the terminology are included.

(21 CLPs/PDUs)

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3. Requirements Elicitation And Management

The 2-day Requirements Elicitation and Management course addresses the steps that must be taken and the information that must be obtained before requirements are written. This course provides a discussion of elicitation techniques for identifying, clarifying and organizing effective requirements, including business objectives as well as business, end-user, software, and system requirements. Participants will also learn to develop derived (lower level) requirements or speci cations.

(14 CLPs)

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4. Integration, Verification And Validation (Iv&V)

The 3-day Integration, Veri cation, and Validation (IV&V) course starts with an introduction to the veri cation process and clari cation of terminology. Standard veri cation methods including Test, Analysis, Demonstration, and Inspection are de ned and selection of the appropriate method for each system requirement is explained. Planning is covered in detail including customizing the veri cation process for speci c project needs to avoid costly design and schedule impacts late in the project lifecycle. Upon completion of the course, participants will understand how to integrate the veri cation process into overall project management and systems engineering activities and will learn how to validate system functions and learn why testing is not the only option for showing compliance with performance requirements.

(21 CLPs/ PDUs)

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5. Concept And Architecture Development

The 3-day Concept and Architecture Development course explores the fundamental activities required for the development of system architectures. Participants will learn how concepts are generated from existing requirements, new ideas, and other sources and how to transform those concepts into a structured approach to system development. This course includes functional analysis, preliminary system architecture development and selection of a nal, physical con guration that meets performance, and project requirements. Interfacing systems and subsystems are covered in detail along with methods to de ne and control requirements and responsibilities associated with those interfaces.

(21 CLPs/PDUs)

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6. CSEP/ASEP Power Prep

The 2-Day INCOSE CSEP/ASEP Power Prep course provides specific guidance for certification through INCOSE and an in-depth review of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook.

  • Day 1 introduces INCOSE and the CSEP professional certi cation program and includes study tips, application guidance, certi cation requirements and other details on the certi cation process. Participants will begin reviewing the Handbook chapters including Life Cycle stages and the Technical Processes from requirements to architecture and integration, veri cation, and validation.
  • Day 2 continues with the Handbook review including Technical Management, Agreement, and Organizational Project-Enabling Processes, Tailoring Approaches, Cross-Cutting SE Methods, and Specialty Engineering Activities. Sample exam questions, study exercises, and industry examples are included throughout the 2-day program to ensure a solid foundation for nal study prior to the exam.

(14 CLPs/PDUs)

As a result of completing this course, participants will:

  • Learn the INCOSE CSEP/ASEP certi cation process, application requirements, and renewal steps.
  • Study sample CSEP/ASEP exam questions and create their own sample exam questions for continued study.
  • Understand the INCOSE SE Handbook layout, processes, terminology, and methods to study the information with regard to exam structure.
  • Be able to link INCOSE SE Handbook topics to real-life experience examples.

(14CLPs/PDUs)

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