INCOSE News and Heartland Chapter Business:
Meeting Chair: Obi Odenigbo, 2019 Heartland Chapter President
The INCOSE Heartland Chapter is committed to advancing the practice of Systems Engineering (SE) and supporting the INCOSE Mission throughout the Sate of Iowa. Learn more about INCOSE, the Heartland Chapter, and the benefits and techniques of SE by attending this Heartland Chapter Meeting. Meet your 2019 Heartland Chapter Officers, learn about the plans for the Chapter, and let them know what's on your mind.

Feature Presentation:
"Top Ten Ways Engineers Undermine Their Success: The Importance of Soft-skills"

This session will explore areas that engineers commonly struggle with in their career development and effectiveness. The recurring feedback comment “you need to work on your people skills” has become cliché for many engineers, and while often accurate the statement is also not a very helpful comment for an engineer. This presentation explores some examples of common problem areas for engineers in a humorous “Top Ten List” format; and then offers some constructive recommendations for how engineers can avoid these clichés in their career development.

Sean McCoy is the Chief Architect of controls at Trane. He received is CSEP in 2016, has 13 patents, is a 6-Sigma black belt, and has over 35 years of experience designing and building software systems; 22 of those at Trane developing Building Automation Systems. Sean’s most recent assignment was leading the development effort for the Requirements Management, Process Automation, and Test Management tools in PTC Integrity for Trane Controls. Sean is active member of INCOSE and the president of the North Star chapter of INCOSE for 2019. In his spare time, Sean likes to play guitar and can often be seen at Rock Camp Experience events.