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SEPT provides consulting services to help organizations understand, implement, and use
ISO/IEC 15288 system engineering processes. SEPT can explain the 15288 standard to your
enterprise in non-technical
everyday language so that you can better understand the
standard and more effectively implement and use it.
SEPT consulting services are led by Stan Magee, founder and president of SEPT. He was the
convener of the ISO working group that developed 15288; and, as a result, has unique insights
into it. Other system engineering consultants partnering with SEPT have also played
a major role in the development of this important system standard. Detailed information about
Mr. Magee and other SEPT consultants is shown below.
Stan Magee was the convener of WG 7 (1999-2002) during that working group's development of
ISO/IEC 15288. Under his leadership, the maturity index of the draft standard
progressed from 2.5 to 4.7 (on a 1-5 scale) and was successfully released as ISO/IEC:2008.
Mr. Magee has over 42 years experience in the software world; 34 years working for the Boeing
Company. Since 1992 he has operated his own company, Software Engineering Process
Technology (SEPT). This company specializes in providing software engineering standards expertise to
both corporate and government organizations. Mr. Magee has written three books concerning
software engineering standards, as well as technical reports and articles on this
subject. He has an MBA in International Business and a BS in engineering.
He may be contacted at
Ken Crowder is the head of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) delegation
to ISO JTC1 SC7 - and played a key role in the development of
ISO/IEC 15288 and ISO/IEC 19760 (Guide to 15288). Mr. Crowder has over 45
years experience in the world of systems engineering, working for major international
and U.S. corporations. He serves as a consultant
in software engineering, systems engineering, product development, and
program management and also offers courses in each of these areas.
He holds an MS in Computer Science and a BS in Chemistry/Mathematics.
Mr. Crowder has the necessary experience and expertise in systems and software
engineering to help you apply ISO/IEC standards to the
challenges presented by advanced 21st century technology.
E-mail Mr. Crowder at
for more information on how he and his company can help your organization.
Dr. Harold Lawson
Dr. Harold "Bud" Lawson served as the WG 7 architect during that working group's
development of the ISO/IEC 15288 standard. In this role
he made major contributions in establishing the powerful concepts and principles upon
which the international standard is based. Dr. Lawson was also the head of the
Swedish delegation to WG 7.
He has been active in the fields of computing since 1958 and systems engineering since
1974, with broad international experience in the private and public sectors as well
as in academic environments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple
University and a PhD degree from the Royal Technical University in
Stockholm. He has received many professional honors and awards and is a Fellow of
the Association for Computing Machinery, Fellow of the IEEE, and Fellow of INCOSE.
In 2000, he received the IEEE Computer Pioneer award for his
1964-65 invention of
the Pointer Variable Concept for programming languages. He recently published a
book entitled: "A Journey through the Systems Landscape." Dr. Lawson operates Lawson Konsult
AB and also works as a partner with Syntell AB www.syntell.se in Stockholm.