Noontime Knowledge - Integrating Project Management and Systems Engineering Practices with no Tripping Hazards
For successful and efficient product delivery, expertise is needed in both project management (PM) and product development management. The systems engineering (SE) focus is product development and technical management in collaboration with other product-relevant technical domains areas, while project management is the “application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements”*. This talk will discuss PM-SE integration challenges, experiences, efforts, and approaches.
Ann Hodges has worked over 45 years at Sandia National Laboratories and is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. She is the Mission Services Division’s systems engineering lead for the systems engineering part of the Project and Product Delivery System (PPDS) framework at Sandia National Laboratories and is currently a project manager and systems engineer for a complex exploratory-phase project. She is a primary author of the PPDS framework, which is a risk-informed graded approach to the application of project management, systems engineering and quality management. She obtained a BBA and an MS in Computer Science from the University of NM, and holds CSEP, SAFe SPC4, and CMII certifications. Leadership positions that Ann has held in the INCOSE Enchantment Chapter include Director-at-Large 2011-2012, President-Elect and acting Secretary 2013, President 2014-2015, and Secretary 2015-present. She is the chair of the INCOSE Systems Engineering for Early Stage R&D working group, and is a team member of the INCOSE PM-SE Integration working group.