June 2011 – Architecting Resilient Systems – Scott Jackson – Date Moved To June 23rd

Please join us for our monthly meeting on June 23rd. This month our speaker will be Scott Jackson, WebEx will be provided for this meeting.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Networking and Dinner: 5:30PM – 5:50PM
Short Chapter Meeting: 5:50PM – 6:00PM
Featured Speaker & Topic: 6:00PM – 6:45PM
Speaker Q&A: 6:45PM – 7:00PM
Location: Richardson, Greenville, Hurst, Grand Prairie, Waco, Fort Worth, & WebEx

Lecture Topic: Architecting Resilient Systems

The resilience community agrees that resilience architecting (also called resilience engineering) occurs over the three phases of a disruption. In the pre-disruption phase the system should take steps to anticipate the disruption and avoid the disruption, if possible. In the survival phase the system should absorb the disruption so that it can recover in the recovery phase. In the recovery phase the system resumes some degree of its original goals, including the survival of the humans in it. The nature of disruptions is discussed. Disruptions are the initiating event that may lead to a catastrophic event. Human error is a common source of disruption. However, the resilience of the entire system will determine whether the system is prone to catastrophe. Disruptions may be either external, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, or they may be internal, such as human or software errors. The phenomenon in which systems fail when the components function as designed is discussed. Resilience has four primary attributes: capacity, flexibility, tolerance, and inter-element collaboration. This webinar presents approximately 40 heuristics for the achievement of these attributes.

Speaker Biography: Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson is a lecturer at the University of Southern California in the Systems Architecting and Engineering Program where he teaches courses in Architecting Resilient Systems, Systems Engineering Theory and Practice, and Systems Engineering Management. Scott is author of Systems Engineering for Commercial Aircraft, published by Ashgate Publishing Limited in 1997. He has also authored many papers for INCOSE, AIAA and IEEE. He is the author of the book Architecting Resilient Systems: Accident Avoidance and the Survival and Recovery from Disruptions recently published by John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken,, NJ. Within INCOSE Scott is and INCOSE Fellow and the chair of the Resilient Systems Working Group.



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