September Virtual Chapter Meeting
Joint Virtual Meeting with INCOSE (Systems engineering professional society)
Are you managing technical personnel in your projects? Learn how INCOSE System Engineers and PMI Project Managers tackle technical project challenges. Misalignment of technical and management disciplines is a challenge on a good day--and it's not getting easier with long-term work-from-home arrangements. Get a feeling for how the other half lives so you can successfully bridge the technical-management gap on your next program. Special emphasis will be given on alignment between the PMBOK and the SEBOK.
Presenter: Kirk Kittel
Kirk is a tool builder. He believes it is better to work out the logic of repetitive tasks and automate yourself out of a job than to be a copy/paster. Kirk operates with a test driven mentality to design systems. He obsesses over interfaces. He is comfortable working in uncertain, time-critical, mission-critical environments. He is adept at improvisation and leadership under pressure because he takes the time upfront to know the system. The best professional feedback Kirk ever received was that he has a skill for discovering the objective in ambiguous situations. He loves leading people. He takes pride in seeing teammates achieve their personal goals while achieving team goals, and in making the work procedures they use and the environments they work in simple and sane. Serve the purpose, not the process.
He has served at Boeing for 5 years as System Engineer and as Software Integration and Test Lead. He worked for Esterline, Raytheon, Science Applications International Corp and Orbital Science Corp. He has a BS and MS in Aeropace Engineering from Univ of Illinois and is currently working on his MBA at Washington University. He is past president of St Louis Chapter of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering).
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