Systems Engineering Study Group (SESG)



The Systems Engineering Study Group (SESG) meets at the University College of Southeast Norway (HSN), Kongsberg, Norway. The objective of the meetings is to exchange experience between people who are interested in Systems Engineering or who have the intend to become a Systems Engineer. The SESG discusses one theme per meeting, the subjects are one of many SE aspects. We have two to three meetings per year. You can become member of this group by sending a mail to .

The format of the meeting is that we ask someone to introduce a subject by sharing their experiences and reflection. Next we have a discussion in smaller break-out groups. This discussion is based on the presentation and stimulated by two to three additional questions. The outcome of the break-out discussion is presented plenary. If possible we capture the results of the discussion in a white paper.

White papers and presentations

November 24, 2016; Architecture Overviews


Architecture Overviews presentation by Gerrit Muller

October 14, 2015; What happens with requirements management when we start to conceptualize the solutions e.g. through system models?


Modelling in (a part of) KPS presentation by Michael Odden

February 24, 2015; Systems Integration


A reflective introduction of Systems Integration presentation by Jonas Andersson

System Integration in KPS presentation by Morten Lund

How to Capture System Integration Risk Knowledge? presentation by Fredy Refael Lumentut

Application of Lean Methodology in SE presentation by Siavash Alikhani

October 16, 2014; Revisiting A3s


A3 Architecture Overviews (A3AO); Goal, History, Adjacent Research presentation by Maarten Bonnema

A3 Architecture Overview Method as a Facilitating Tool for Early Software Development presentation by Hege Skullestad

Revisiting A3s presentation by Espen Polanscak

Test-Focused Knowledge Sharing using A3-assisted Communication presentation by Lars Meskestad

Experiences with A3s in Devotek presentation by Anders Fuglesteg Nilsen

A3 Architecture Overview Demonstration demonstration by Maarten Bonnema

February 25, 2014; Verification and Validation


Validation and Verification Terminology by Gerrit Muller

November 29, 2012; How to get acceptance for systems modeling from management

Effective Presentations (to Management); Experiences, tips and tricks presentation by Johan Grønvall

Systems Modeling Pre-study Approach; How to identify needs to make valid improvements within the organization presentation by Daniel August Jensen and Aksel Bondø

SysML Reference Model Definition; Model Based System Development in the Joint Strike Missile project presentation by Svein-Erik Søgård

Summary and conclusion by Espen Polanscak

April 26, 2012; Requirements Engineering

Improvements to KPS System Way of Working presentation by Svein Egil Moen

March 31, 2011; A3 Architecture Overviews

A3 overviews at Volvo Aero Norge presentation by Espen Polanscak

A3 overviews for Digital Governor System presentation by Bjørnar Wiulsrød

A3 overviews for Autoclave Integration Project presentation by Christian Egil Follstad

February 18, 2010; Patterns for Systems Engineering

Patterns and Systems Architecture presentation by Prof Rob Cloutier

November 6, 2009; Concept Selection, Pugh Matrix

Concept Selection; Theory and Practice White paper of SESG meeting November 6, 2009.