To mark the twenty years anniversary the INCOSE UK Council have set up the Outstanding Award scheme. The winners were nominated by the Council.
I believe the RIG deserve an award as they have regularly held monthly interest group meetings for the last 3-4 years in the London area, minimal support from INCOSE UK. The events have been publicised and organised by RIG members. Attendance at these meetings have steadily grown and resulted in fruitful partnerships with organisations such as the IRSE. This has resulted in the promotion of good Systems Engineering practice and raising the INCOSE profile.
Mike has organised and hosted a joint IRSE-INCOSE UK RIG conference at the University of Birmingham. This is following the success of the same event last year, and achieved attendance of 100 people, with a waiting list of people to attend. This has been with support of INCOSE UK RIG, but minimal support from INCOSE UK to fund or publicise this.
Since the last ASEC, Karl has taken on the role of RIG secretary, keeping on top of organising RIG activities and communicating these with RIG attendees. Karl has also organised a joint IRSE-INCOSE UK RIG conference at the University Birmingham. This is following the success of the same event last year, and achieved attendance of 100 people, with a waiting list of people keen to attend. This has been with support of INCOSE UK RIG, but minimal support from INCOSE UK to fund or publicise this. Karl is now seeking to run this as a regular annual INCOSE UK Event.
This group continues to go from strength to strength and has been so hugely successful that they have now made the decision to split into two. As a group they prioritise engagement and regularly command large turnouts at meetings. They also make it an objective that at least 1 paper a year is put forward for ASEC and as a result disseminate knowledge and expertise throughout the INCOSE UK community.
For consistently striving to maintain the continuity of the group through delivery of high quality, interesting events.
Without these individuals we could not have made the INCOSE UK online certification an entirely UK process. They have volunteered to review the first UK CSEPs and also to help ensure the review process was fit for purpose, often encountering understandable though frustrating and time consuming teething problems. Some have taken reviews back to back in order to ensure that we can keep moving forward with Certification in the UK.
For outstanding technical leadership of the UK Chapter over eleven years including Technical Events and Working Groups.
For leadership and commitment to the Railway Interest Group over many years, and his contribution to the In-Service Systems Working Group.
For significant contributions in Technical Working Groups, the professionalisation of Systems Engineering, and his contribution on behalf of UK to INCOSE's Systems Engineering Vision 2025.
The Pioneer Award recognizes outstanding pioneer-applications of Systems Engineering in the development of successful products or services of benefit to society.
Below is a list of the INCOSE UK Chapter members who have recieved the award.
Citation: Peter Checkland is unique: a highly successful Systems Engineering teacher, researcher and practitioner. Recognising the issues associated with the role of the human within socio-technical systems, he and his colleagues developed the Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), a rigorous approach to the subjective which is firmly grounded in systems theory. Through action research, Peter demonstrated that by systemically modelling purposeful human activity, organisational conflict could be identified, understood and resolved. A brilliant teacher, Peter has shared his ideas and passion with students and practitioners worldwide and has made an unparalleled contribution to the state of the art in Systems Engineering.
Citation: Philip M’Pherson has been a practitioner, educator and intellectual leader in Systems Engineering for over 45 years and an early and inspirational member of the UK chapter of INCOSE. His appreciation for precise mathematical modeling in system design influenced submarine design for decades to follow. As Professor of Systems Science at City University in London, he set up the Department of Systems Science in 1972 – his knowledge, passion and tenacity led the department into a position of intellectual leadership in applying systems thinking. He developed the Inclusive Value Methodology (IVM™) for the broad measurement of both the tangible and intangible assets of projects and organizations. His lasting contribution to Systems Engineering is a clarity of understanding and quantifying the dynamic relationships among and within complex systems.
Citation: A proud public advocate and practitioner of Systems Engineering in Europe, and the spearhead and founding President of the United Kingdom Chapter of INCOSE. He has also published extensively in textbooks and journals, and has been an esteemed lecturer and professor throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. He is recognised as a grand statesman of Systems Engineering in Europe.
The Founders Award is a highly prestigious award presented annually to one distinguished member of INCOSE who has made a major contribution to INCOSE. The award recognises outstanding individual contributions to INCOSE, be they a single event or a lifetime of significant efforts.
Citation: Founding Member of the UK Chapter, Helped Establish the Netherlands Chapter, UK Chapter President, Technical Chair of IS99, co-founder of the Intelligent Enterprise Working Group and unrelenting supporter of INCOSE.
Awards for outstanding service are presented to recognise INCOSE members who have contributed significant volunteer effort on behalf of INCOSE.
For consistently providing superior services to INCOSE, as a member of the Competency working group and the Certification Advisory Group (CAG) and by providing ongoing positive impact to the UK Chapter, bridging all three activities for the benefit of INCOSE.
For strong leadership contribution to the Academic activities of INCOSE, contribution and now editor-in-chief of BKCASE, and long term contribution to the UK Chapter of INCOSE.
For sustained contribution to the UK Chapter, taking up several leadership positions (at short notice) and for strong technical contribution to INCOSE work, particularly in the field of Systems Architecture.
For excellent service in the creation of an INCOSE SE Vision 2025 that will inform the global development of Systems Engineering as a discipline and INCOSE as a broker of knowledge and a world authority on Systems Engineering.
Citation: For sustained leadership in the UK Chapter as Technical Director beginning in 2005. In this role Andrew has provided outstanding leadership, driving the high standards of UK technical events and working groups, and providing technically knowledgeable leadership and wisdom to the UK Council.
Citation: For sustained and dedicated service to Systems Engineering in UK leadership roles, including: President-Elect and President of the UK Chapter; Finance Director for a period of over eleven years; and Legal Director of INCOSE UK since 1998.
Citation: For outstanding service in furthering the cause of Systems Engineering in Transportation - notably rail - through his contribution to the Yellow Book, his pioneering research, his enthusiastic and purposeful INCOSE leadership of the UK Rail Interest Group and In-Service Systems Working Group, and his dedicated contributions to the Transportation Working Group.