Tutorials Day at the Incose_il 2017 conference

סוג הפעילות

יום עיון

מועד הפעילות


מקום הפעילות

מלון דניאל, הרצליה מפה מצורפת

תיאור המפגש



Track A: Experimentation to Evaluate and to Confirm System Performance

Presenter: Geoff Vining, Professor at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

Track B: Way, what and how to implement LPPD (Lean Product & Process Development) process

Presenter: Dr. John Drogosz, University of Michigan, USA


Visit conference site at http://www.iltam.org/incose_il2017/

Track A: Experimentation to Evaluate and to Confirm System Performance.

Presented by: Geoff Vining, Professor at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.





The US Department of Defense, through its Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, currently requires proof of appropriate statistical rigor for the planning and the analysis of all test and evaluation master plans for all operational tests.  As a result of this and other related initiatives, there is a strong movement within the US defense community to understand how to plan rigorous statistically planned experiments, how to analyze the results correctly, and how better to adapt standard experimental protocols to meet the needs of weapon systems testing. 

The Japanese industrial engineer, Taguchi, introduced the concept of robust parameter design in the 1950s.  Since then, it has seen widespread, successful application in automotive and aerospace applications.  Engineers have applied this methodology both to physical and computer experimentation.

This tutorial provides a basic introduction to these concepts, with an emphasis on how robust parameter design provides a proper basis for the evaluation and confirmation of system performance.  The goal is to show how to modify basic robust parameter designs to meet the specific needs of the weapons testing community.

The tutorial begins with a basic introduction to the need for statistically rigorous experimentation for the evaluation and confirmation of system performance.  It then reviews some of the fundamental concepts for proper experimentation.  It then explains the basic approach for robust parameter design.  It subsequently discusses how to modify this basic approach for developmental and operational testing.  It concludes by illustrating the basic ideas within a weapons testing scenario.





The need for experimentation to evaluate and to confirm system performance


Basic principles underlying physical and computer experimentation


Coffee Break


Steps for proper planning of experimentation


Models for experimentation and the statistical concept of interaction


Lunch Break


Introduction to Robust Parameter Design


Adapting Robust Parameter Design to evaluate and to confirm system performance




Consider an example weapons testing scenario to illustrate basic ideas


Open discussion of the importance of proper experimentation for system evaluation and confirmation of performance



What you will learn:

  • Basic principles for physical and computer experimentation
  • How physical and computer experimentation are similar and different
  • The proper steps for planning experiments
  • The sequential nature of experimentation, especially for complex systems and systems of systems
  • The importance of models for the proper planning of experiments
  • The basic concepts underlying robust parameter design
  • The importance of the statistical concept of interaction to robust parameter design
  • How statistical interaction is the key concept underlying much of the evaluation and confirmation of system performance, particularly of weapon systems

Track B:

Way, what and how to implement LPPD (Lean Product & Process Development) process

Presenter: Dr. John Drogosz, University of Michigan, USA








Lean PPD Overview


Lean PPD Processes

- Customer Value & Concept Paper

- Front-loading and Decision Flows


Coffee Break


Lean PPD Processes

- Rapid Learning Cycles, Set-Based Design

- Leveled Process Flow

- Checklists & Knowledge


Lunch Break


Lean PPD People Systems

- Organization, Chief Engineer System, People Development, Reflection




Getting Started – Implementation, Approaches & Bioscience Case Study


Reflection and retrospective discussion


Being “Lean” would mean radical management change and there is a process in place that will ensure the ability to continuously improve people and business performance-forever:

  • Product development system must deal with multiple projects simultaneously
  • Even though many of the specific challenges are unique, much of the work, tasks, and sequences of tasks are common across projects
  • Product development system can be viewed as a knowledge work “job shop” with multiple work centers and an integrated network of queues
  • Adapted process management tools and principles can exploit those similarities by reducing variability without destroying creativity


קהל יעד

This tutorial targets systems engineers, analysts, and program managers who must evaluate and confirm complex system performance.  The tutorial illustrates new ideas that are useful for the evaluation and the confirmation of the performance for such systems.  Of course, the basic ideas also apply to the evaluation of any complex system or system of systems.

פרטים להרשמה:

מחירים ללא מע"מ קהל רחב חברי אילטם
מחיר 650 ש"ח 500 ש"ח

הרשמה מראש חובה !!!
ביטול השתתפות אחרי 23.3.2017 ו/או אי הגעה ביום המפגש יחויב בתשלום מלא.
דמי ההשתתפות כוללים: השתתפות בסדנא, תקציר ההרצאות, כיבוד וארוחת צהריים.
ביטול יתקבל בכתב בלבד.

שאל את המומחה