The mission of the Technical Operations is to bring value to INCOSE stakeholders through providing technical information by means of technical events, technical products, technical interactions among stakeholders, and technical information repositories. Technical Operations is based on the thoughts that
- We need some things to enable the practice of systems engineering, such as knowledge, processes and technology
- The practice of systems engineering is applied in domains, such as industry, academia and government.
So, to execute its mission, INCOSE's Technical Operations has a functional structure that reflects these thoughts, as summarized in the illustration below
Systems engineering draws on knowledge, processes and technology to develop its capabilities, then applies them to multiple domains
Technical Operations is led by INCOSE's Technical Director, Bill Miller and Deputy Technical Director, Paul Schreinemakers
Technical Operations also includes an Associate Director of Internal Operations. Internal Operations is the element that focuses on technical events,
technical communications, planning, procedures and publications. The actual Technical Operations structure consists of all INCOSE Working Groups,
supported by Assistant Directors plus an Internal Operations Group. There is a direct linkage between each Working Group and a specific Assistant Director.
The Assistant Directors of the Working Groups (WG), Initiatives and the related Working Group and WG Chair(s) for each are: