Systems Engineering for Business seminar – Warsaw 10.03.2018

INCOSE is organizing a seminar on „Systems Engineering for Business”. The seminar will be led by worldwide expert in the systems engineering field – Robert Halligan. He conducts this program on six continents, now we have uniqe chance to see it in Poland.

Time and Location

March 10, 2018

The Center of Innovation and Technology Transfer Management (Centrum Zarządzania Innowacjami i Transferem Technologii)
4 Rektorska St., 00-614 Warsaw


Conference participation is free of charge.
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Seminar Program

11:30 – 12:00 Registration
12:00 – 12:10 Welcome & INCOSE Poland Introduction
12:10 – 14:10 The Business Case for Systems Engineering – Robert Halligan

„Show me the evidence!” says the executive who is unconvinced about supporting systems engineering practices which all seem to involve additional up-front work at the expense of the project. The executive is skeptical, and so she should be! To permit major changes to the amount and balance of work without evidence of Return on Investment would be irresponsible. The advocate of systems engineering, finding himself in this situation three years ago, was in serious trouble, because scientific quality, compelling evidence of ROI for systems engineering did not exist. How the world has changed in three years!

In this presentation and discussion, Robert will make the business case for systems engineering as a tool for reduced costs, shorter timescales and increased product value delivery, embracing the results of a number of recent, soundly-conducted studies on the subject.

14:10 – 14:30 Coffee Networking Break
14:30 – 16:30 Systems Engineering in the Next Decade – Robert Halligan

What are we presently achieving in systems engineering? With systems becoming increasingly complex and software intensive, what will the next decade bring? Will we see an improved success rate in engineering projects? We propose a definition of ‚success’ as seen through the eyes of different stakeholders in a system, including, as applicable, users, customers, suppliers, developers, etc. The role of measures of effectiveness vis-à-vis Requirements is examined.

The presentation assesses the current state of systems engineering practice against typical success criteria, using objective data to draw conclusions. We then put forward thoughts on how the next decade may be used to improve substantially the results of our projects. We prioritize the problem areas, and propose a remedy, a course of action, for each. In doing so, we address societal issues such as the impact on deep thinking of mobile devices, and the ongoing challenge to align engineering education outcomes with the needs of society, government and industry.

16:30 – 16:40 Closure



  • INCOSE Chapter Poland
  • Project Performance International (PPI)
  • Instytut Badań Stosowanych Politechniki Warszawskiej