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“Some Principles of Useful Knowledge” – Tom Gilb

“Some Principles of Useful Knowledge” – Tom Gilb

Speaker: Tom Gilb

Presentation title: Some Principles of Useful Knowledge

Find the presentation here: Some Principles of Useful Knowledge 0547 5 June GILB

Presentation Abstract: This talk is a recommendation, for systems engineering university level training, to be more conscious of the types of equipping students (and teachers!) with knowledge which is guaranteed to last their professional lifetime, and which will help them make smarter systems engineering decisions.

In particular I identify 3 types of knowledge: principles, concept definitions and measures.

UNIVERSALITY: 1. Knowledge is more useful when it applies to
more circumstances
ETERNALITY: 2. Knowledge is more worth learning if it can be applied for a long time after learning it
VALUE: 3. Knowledge is more useful if there is a high value from applying it
SHARING: 4. Knowledge is more useful if it can easily be shared with others
PROOF: 5. Knowledge is useful when early feedback can prove its usefulness in practice
SYNCHRONOUS: 6. Knowledge is more useful when it can be used together with a larger body of knowledge
MEASURABIILITY: 7. Knowledge is more useful when the results of its application can be measured
ACCEPTANCE: 8. Knowledge is more useful when it is widely accepted in your culture.
COST: 9. Knowledge is more useful when the cost of applying it is low.
GENERATION: 10. Knowledge is more useful when is can be used to generate even more useful knowledge.

The talk is based on an INCOSE paper I wrote,

http://www.gilb.com/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=98

Undergraduate Basics for Systems Engineering, 2007

I will supply the listener with a free digital copy of my Competitive Engineering book, which contains full and rich free sets of these basics.

Biography: Tom Gilb is the author of 9 books. Current printings include “Software Inspection” (1993) and “Principles of Software Engineering Management” (1988, now in 20th printing). His latest book is “Competitive Engineering: A Handbook For Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, and Software Engineering Using Planguage.” He coined the term ‘software metrics’ with his book of that title in 1976.

Much of his work is available on his website, www.Gilb.com. He is currently a consultant, teacher and author in partnership with his son Kai. He mainly serves multinational clients in improving their organizations and methods. He joined IBM in 1958, and started freelance consulting in 1960.
He works with major multinationals such as Boeing, Bosch, Qualcomm, HP, IBM, Nokia, Ericsson, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Microsoft, US DOD, UK MOD, Norway DoD, Intel, Citigroup, Schlumberger, Tektronix, GE, Thales, Rolls Royce, Sony, Hitachi, Philips Medical Systems, Siemens Medical, and many others – including smaller organizations such as. Confirmit (Survey systems), University of Trondheim IT Department, Startups like 2Leiki” (London, Web activity analysis tools).
His latest interest is development of his Planning Language, ‘Planguage’, described in his CE book, and its application in top management planning.
He is 2015 editing his new book at tinyurl.com/valueplanning.

He has been member of INCOSE for 2 decades, and is an active member of the Norwegian chapter NORSEC. He happily lectures at INCOSE local chapters on his worldwide travels and at INCOSE conferences and symposia. He is a frequent guest lecturer at universities worldwide.

He holds regular free London courses for the underemployed for British Computer Society.
His has been named Honorary Fellow of the BCS.

Version for INCOSE purposes June 2 2015

“Achieving knowledge reuse in practice” – Amer Catic, Volvo Group Trucks

“Achieving knowledge reuse in practice” – Amer Catic, Volvo Group Trucks

Speaker: Dr. Amer Catic, Knowledge Management Implementation Leader, Volvo Group Trucks

Presentation title: Achieving knowledge reuse in practice

Biography: Amer Catic has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD on the subject “Knowledge Management in Product Development” from Chalmers University of Technology. He is leading the knowledge management implementation program in Volvo Group Trucks division that is covering both development, implementation and training of a coherent set of high level knowledge management strategies through processes and roles all the way down to methods and tools.

Publications:
Knowledge-Based Engineering in Product Development Processes – Process, IT and Knowledge Management Perspectives (PhD thesis, 2011)
Requirements Management When Introducing New Mechatronic Sub-systems – Managing the Knowledge Gaps (Conference paper, 2010)
Effective method for creating engineering checklists (Journal Paper, 2013)
Lean Product Development: Hype or Sustainable New Paradigm (Conference paper, 2011)
Development of Key Performance Indicators for Knowledge Management (Conference paper, 2013)
Implementing a Wiki to Capture and Share Engineering Knowledge (Conference paper, 2010)
Mechatronic Systems Engineering – Theory and Automotive Practice (Conference paper, 2010)
Integrating KBE and PLM Through a Service Oriented Architecture (Licentiate Thesis, 2009)
Implementing a service-oriented PLM architecture focusing on support for engineering change management (Journal Paper, 2008)
Manufacturing Experience In a Design Context Enabled By a Service Oriented PLM Architecture (Conference Paper, 2008)

“Knowledge capturing, storing, keeping up-to-date: It’s all about communication” – Maarten Bonnema, University of Twente, NISE

“Knowledge capturing, storing, keeping up-to-date: It’s all about communication” – Maarten Bonnema, University of Twente, NISE

Speaker: G. Maarten Bonnema

Presentation title: Knowledge capturing, storing, keeping up-to-date: It’s all about communication

Presentation abstract: This KSEE is about knowledge capturing, storing and keeping it up to date. For all these, there has to be a transfer of knowledge. Transfer of knowledge means communication [Nonaka and Takeuchi, 1995]. There are different ways of storing the results (MBSE, Architecture Models, A3 Architecture Overviews, etc.) of which we will see examples in the KSEE. These all relate to the right hand side of the Nonaka and Takeuchi model. As the concept of common ground [Clark and Brennan, 1991], also used by [Schramm, 1954] explains, the formalisms used in the right hand side of the Nonaka and Takeuchi model have to be understandable by all involved to have successful communication.

In this presentation, we will look how the different formalisms, methods and models fit within the communication framework of Schramm, and how they contribute to knowledge creation as seen by Nonaka and Takeuchi. Special attention will be paid to the A3 Architecture Overviews, how they evolved and ways to extend them even further.

Biography: G. Maarten Bonnema is an associate professor in multidisciplinary systems design at the Department of Design, Production and Management of the Faculty of Engineering Technology at the University of Twente, and is part-time associate professor at the Norwegian Institute of Systems Engineering (NISE) in Kongsberg, Norway. He studied Electronic Engineering, and did a two year designer course on Technical Systems. He has worked as a Systems Engineer at ASML, contributing to the TwinScan system design. He received his PhD in 2008 from the University of Twente on FunKey Architecting. In 2006 and 2007 he was involved in the design of a wafer stepper at MAPPER lithography (part time).
In the young multidisciplinary systems design group at the UT, the various tracks of research aim at supporting system designers, conceptual design and mechatronic design by improving multidisciplinary communication. Also systems thinking is researched.
At NISE, he is mainly researching Electric Mobility from a Systems Engineering point of view. This involves modelling the system and supersystem, investigating the charging infrastructure, and looking at man-machine interaction.
An overview of publications can be found at http://doc.utwente.nl/view/author/297548018.html. He has a broad teaching expertise spanning design in general, industrial design, and systems engineering. He is involved in various student projects as a tutor.

“The Utilisation of Knowledge for the rapid development of complex design engineering” – Craig Chapman, Birmingham City University

“The Utilisation of Knowledge for the rapid development of complex design engineering” – Craig Chapman, Birmingham City University

Speaker: Professor Craig Chapman

Presentation title: The Utilisation of Knowledge for the rapid development of complex design engineering

Presentation abstract: A Need to Rethink the Solution? – CAD has evolved from simple drafting and analysis tools. Our present systems automate small and often isolated tasks within the overall engineering process. CAD systems have been extended by programmatic means to assist the engineer in localised application areas and in the optimisation of specialist part objects. To go further we must take a holistic view of design.

To overcome the limitations set by the traditional design tools, we are now seeing an evolution in our design systems, one where the knowledge of the actual process is being represented. The specifications are being transformed into sets of attributed objects, which act together to satisfy the specification. One of the methods being used and researched to acquire, represent, store, reason and communicate the intent of the design process is Knowledge Based Engineering.

The systems should give back the time to be an engineer. A true CAD system should be able to draw from a company’s natural knowledge base, the accumulated experience of the workforce and more importantly have the ability to utilise that knowledge in the pursuit of a solution(s).

This talk will explore the modelling of complex products and the utilisation of our knowledge, showing examples and discussing potential future methods to model the complex systems being automated.

Biography: Professor Craig Chapman CEng is Associate Head for Research and Director of the Knowledge Based Engineering Lab in the School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems, Birmingham City University.
He has worked at an international level working in Europe, USA and the UK, holding positions in industry from Director, Principal Design Engineer, Design Group Leader and Senior Applications Consultant.
The main focus of Craig’s career has been research, development and the application of design engineering automation and the development of Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) solutions, enabling companies to rapidly respond to design engineering changes and explore multiple solutions with consideration to all life cycle phases. Craig is a visiting Lecturer at the University of Warwick and NTNU, he also delivers KBE courses into industry. KBE Research partners have included Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, Morgan Motor Company, Daewoo, Ascamm Technological Centre and TechnoSoft Inc. Current industry sponsored research is focusing on platform independent models to represent engineering products and processes and the enhancement of Knowledge Based Engineering development by the use of MBSE in a concurrent framework, C-DAM (Concurrent – Design Automation Methodology).

“Innovation and knowledge management, how to navigate through the land of blah, blah, blah?” – Siddi Wouters, FMC Technologies

“Innovation and knowledge management, how to navigate through the land of blah, blah, blah?” – Siddi Wouters, FMC Technologies

Speaker: Siddi Wouters, Manager Strategic Technologies, FMC Technologies

Presentation title: Innovation and knowledge management, how to navigate through the land of blah, blah, blah?

Biography: Siddi Wouters has over 18 years of experience in managing advanced technologies and innovations in several mutlinational companies in the Netherlands and Norway. The last seven years, Siddi worked as Chief Technology Officer at Kongsberg Norcontrol, a company within the Kongsberg Group. Since 2015 Siddi has been responsible for managing global strategic technologies within FMC Technologies. Siddi is certified in Strategy and Innovation at the Massechusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is a co-teacher in innovation as part of the Maritime of Managemnt program at Buskerud and Vestfold University College.

“Concept selection though illustrative ConOps – A Holistic Decision” – Herman Solli

“Concept selection though illustrative ConOps – A Holistic Decision” – Herman Solli

Speaker: Herman Solli

Title: Concept selection though illustrative ConOps – A Holistic Decision

Biography: Herman Solli is a Systems Engineer in Aker Solutions. He has 3 years of experience from the Subsea Oil & Gas domain. His project experience includes EPC projects for subsea gas compressiobn and deep-water subsea production system on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. He has education as an electronics engineer from Oslo University College and as a systems engineer from Buskerud and Vestfold University College with certificates in Marine Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology.

2015 KSEE Program

2015 KSEE Program
Thursday
  • 15:00 Registration / Drinks
  • 16:00 Opening of KSEE 2015
  • 16:15  Realizing Enterprise Knowledge Management – Frank Lillehagen – keynote speaker
  • 17:00 Break
  • 17:30 Managing Product Information for Complex Systems using a Model Based approach Svein Erik Søgård
  • 18:00 The Utilisation of Knowledge for the rapid development of complex design engineering solutions Craig Chapman
  • 18:30 Break
  • 19:00 Some Principles of Useful Knowledge – Tom Gilb
  • 19:30 Buffet
Friday
  • 9:00 Opening
  • 9:05 Achieving knowledge reuse in practice – Amer Catic – keynote speaker
  • 9:45 Innovation and knowledge management, how to navigate through the land of blah, blah, blah? – Siddi Wouters
  • 10:15 Break
  • 10:45 Concept selction through illustrative ConOps – A Holistic Decision – Herman Solli, student speaker
  • 11:15 Knowledge capturing, storing, keeping up-to-date: It’s all about communication. – Maarten Bonnema
  • 11:50 Closing remarks

“Realizing Enterprise Knowledge Management” – Frank Lillehagen, Commitment AS

“Realizing Enterprise Knowledge Management” – Frank Lillehagen, Commitment AS

Speaker: Frank Lillehagen

Title: Realizing Enterprise Knowledge Management

Find the presentation here: Realizing Enterprise Knowledge Management

Abstract: In order to realize knowledge assets and manage their life­cycles enterprises must discover the multi­dimensional nature of enterprise knowledge spaces and workspaces, and be able to execute knowledge models federated in active knowledge architecture. Graphic modelling of agile approaches, adaptive methods, extendable platforms and emergent solutions can then be done by teams of architects, designers, workers and users. Examples and values harvested will be presented.

Biography: Frank is since 2007 R&D manager at Commitment AS. He started his career in 1969 programming the database of the Autokon ship design system. In the late 1980s he was one of the pioneers in Enterprise Architecture with the invention of the METIS modelling platform.

In the early-1990s, working with leading designers in Volvo Cars and Boeing Aircraft, he conceived the first Active Knowledge Modelling concepts, methods and tools.

In 1991 METIS received the Innovative Product of the Year Award from the Norwegian Research Foundation. He has published over 80 papers, and co-authored two books. Frankreported on the foundations of Active Knowledge Modelling (AKM) as early as 1993, and the book Active Knowledge Modelling of Enterprises was published in 2008. Frank has leading competence in Enterprise Modelling, Enterprise Architecture, Active Knowledge Architecture, Product Design, Holistic Design, Collaborative Networking, and  Enterprise Knowledge Management.

Publications: Active Knowledge Architecture: What Systems Engineering Need to Embrace

The Nature of Enterprise Knowledge (http://activeknowledgemodeling.com/)

KSEE 2015 preliminary information

KSEE 2015 preliminary information

KSEE 2015 will be hosted at Buskerud and Vestfold University College on Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June.

The schedule will be as follows:

Thursday 4 June

15:00 Registration / Drinks
16:00 Program start
19:30 Dinner and networking

Friday 5 June

09:00 Program start
12:00 Program end

More detailed information on the program will be posted when available.

SPEAKERS

Keynote: “Realizing Enterprise Knowledge Management” – Frank Lillehagen, Commitment AS

Keynote: “Achieving knowledge – Reuse in practice” – Amer Catic, Volvo Group

“Managing knowledge: how to capture, store, find, use and keep knowledge up-to-date?” – Svein Erik Søgård, KDA

“Some Principles of Useful Knowledge” – Tom Gilb, Gilb

“Knowledge capturing, storing, keeping up-to-date: It’s all about communication” – Maarten Bonnema, TU Twente, NISE

“Innovation and knowledge management, how to navigate though the land of blah, blah, blah?” – Siddi Wouters, FMC

(Title pending) – Craig Chapman, Birmingham City University

+ a student speaker

A flyer for the event can be found here: KSEE 2015 flyer.

Call for presentations – KSEE 2015

Call for presentations – KSEE 2015

We invite presenters to submit a proposal for a presentation. Any presenter is welcome to submit a proposal consisting of an abstract and a brief biography. The presentation should fit the topic of the KSEE.

For 2015 the topic is:
Managing knowledge: How to capture, store, find, use, and keep knowledge up-to-date?

Knowledge is a core asset of high-tech companies. It facilitates development of technology and products, execution of projects, production, installation, and commissioning, and support throughout the life cycle. Knowledge is more than information. Wikipedia defines knowledge as “Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning.”

Many questions float around, e.g. in what form do we store knowledge (textual, visual, formal models)? How to embed information so that people can use and apply it as knowledge? What tools are effective to cope with a huge amount of knowledge?

The timetable for KSEE 2015 is:

  • Submission deadline: Friday October 10, 2014
  • Selection of presentations, notification of acceptance or rejection: Friday November 14, 2014
  • Final program, including keynote speakers, ready Friday December 19, 2014
  • KSEE 2015: Thursday June 4, and Friday June 5

The program committee will review and select presentations that fit the topic, are attractive for the KSEE audience, and are complimentary. We look for presentations that combine practical cases with insightful lessons learned.

Proposals can be sent to ksee.hibu (at) gmail.com.

Call for presentations: KSEE call for presentations 2015