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Syntell provides consulting services to help organizations understand, implement, and use ISO/IEC 15288 system engineering processes. Syntell 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.

In addition to consulting services, Syntell can offer a set of templates and checklists that support life cycle processes per the 15288 standard. These templates and checklists are available for sale to the public.

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Syntell works closely with some of the leading authorities involved in the development of the 15288 standard. Below a short presentation of some partners in our network.

Stan Magee

Stan Magee, CCP

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

Ken Crowder

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 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 in Stockholm.

Dr. Lawson is available for consulting, as well as educational and training services, including seminars and courses. He can provide mentoring related to systems thinking, systems engineering and in particular, ISO/IEC 15288. He can be reached by e-mail at or

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