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The Polish Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) promotes the use of systems engineering concepts and approaches in Poland. The process of building a knowledge of systems engineering approaches begins with various Polish technical universities among students, practitioners from science and engineering, and various industries.

INCOSE is organizing a seminar on "Systems Engineering for Business" on 10th March, 2018. 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. Participation in the event is free of charge.

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

Robert Halligan

Robert Halligan is an executive professional engineer, manager and engineering practitioner, renowned internationally for his role in the practice and improvement of technology-based projects. He is highly sought after as a consultant for his considered expertise.

The passion Mr. Halligan brings to systems engineering, and how to translate it into enterprise improvement, have benefited countless organizations worldwide: private, government and academic.

Since earning his qualifications in communications engineering at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (now RMIT University), Mr. Halligan has gained experience in almost every definable business sector, over a broad spectrum of technologies.He has performed engineering, engineering management and project management roles in private enterprise, including large transnational corporations (Rockwell, Andrew Corporation), and in the intelligence area of the public sector. Products and systems developed by Mr. Halligan over many years have achieved commercial success in the United States and in Australia, and remain in use today. Application areas in which Mr. Halligan has significant experience are communications, medical products, aviation, consumer products, energy, land transportation, space and defense.

Mr. Halligan has led numerous requirements analysis efforts, on projects of up to $1 billion. As a hands-on engineering manager, he is expert in the strengths and weaknesses of a wide range of commercial and specification standards. He has consulted extensively in the area of requirements quality and its relationship to project risk and has prepared or reviewed well over one hundred significant requirements specifications.

Clients served by Mr. Halligan for PPI include Boston Scientific Corporation (USA), Raytheon (USA), Medela (USA), Ximedica (USA), GDLS (USA, Canada), MDS Sciex (Canada), Smiths Aerospace (USA), Mitsubishi (Japan), BAE Systems (UK), Aerosystems International (UK), Tellabs Inc (USA), Kongsberg Defence (Norway), GE Medical Systems (USA), Cochlear (Australia, Belgium), Alcatel, EADS (Germany), Thales (the Netherlands, Australia), Gentex, Department of Defence (Australia), Airservices Australia (Australia), NATS (UK), Nokia (Poland), Boston Scientific (USA), HAVELSAN (Turkey), and many, many others.Mr. Halligan is a Past President of the Systems Engineering Society of Australia. 

He was an Australian delegate to the ISO WG7 developing the international system life cycle processes standard, ISO/IEC 15288, and led the delegation of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 on software and systems engineering. Mr. Halligan was a key reviewer of EIA 632 (Engineering of Systems) and EIA 731 (Systems Engineering Capability Model). He co-chaired the launch in Nashville, TN of the latter standard. He was a contributor of content to EIA/IS 632 and its successor in the area of requirements quality, and to IEEE 1220 in the area of functional analysis. Mr. Halligan served as Director (International) of INCOSE. 

Among his achievements, Mr. Halligan has led five systems engineering capability assessments, between other consulting engagements and an extensive program of public and on-site training in systems engineering and related topics such as technical reviews and audits, requirements analysis, specification writing, and project risk management.


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

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