The Center for Systems Management CEO and Founder Earns Expert Systems Engineering Professional Distinction

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Dr. Kevin Forsberg has been recognized by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) with highest level of certification, an Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).

The Center for Systems Management, a leading firm providing Systems Engineering and Project Management training and consulting, today announced that the company's Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Dr. Kevin Forsberg has been recognized by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) with their highest level of certification, an Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).

The new ESEP certification is targeted towards systems engineers with significant work experience and demonstrated systems engineering accomplishment. To achieve this prominent level of certification, candidates career accomplishments, experience and education is reviewed and qualified. It is an honor that has been achieved by less than half of one percent of all Certified System Engineer Professionals (CSEP).

Eileen Arnold, INCOSE Certification Advisory Group (CAG) Chair and leader told Dr. Forsberg “Your ESEP is an achievement you can be proud of. It is a testimonial and tribute to your experience and lifelong learning as an expert Systems Engineer.”

Dr. Forsberg has been a strong supporter of the INCOSE certification program for systems engineering professionals since its launch in 2004. Since 2004 over 400 systems engineering professionals have achieved certification, giving credence to the international acceptance this program has received throughout the systems engineering community.

Dr. Kevin Forsberg is a renowned expert in systems engineering and a leader in CSEP certification. He is an INCOSE fellow, a recipient of the INCOSE Pioneer Award, 2008 Chair of the INCOSE Certification Advisory Group, and co-editor of INCOSE handbooks v2a, 3.0 and 3.1. Celebrated in the industry with over 50 years experience in Systems Engineering, Program Management, and consulting to business and government, Dr. Forsberg’s efforts have encompassed research projects, to development efforts, through to full-scale production implementation.

Dr. Forsberg co-authored two books on Project Management: Visualizing Project Management, now in its third edition and Communicating Project Management. He has developed and delivered a multitude of project management and systems engineering courses. He has published over seventy journal articles and presented papers at PMI Symposiums and INCOSE conferences, including the introduction of the Vee Model at the National Council on Systems Engineering (Now INCOSE) international conference in 1991.

About The Center for Systems Management

Founded in 1989, CSM provides training and consulting services based on the integration of Systems Engineering, Project Management and Process Improvement. This synergy of competencies is called Systems Management and CSM has provided substantial value to our clients delivering these integrated solutions. CSM’s brings clients more than 20 years of experience providing project management, leadership and team building training to commercial and government business, including the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, NASA, and others.


The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. INCOSE's mission is to share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the planet. INCOSE has grown significantly since its formation in 1990. Today, there are over seven thousand members representing a broad spectrum - from student to senior practitioner, from technical engineer to program and corporate manager, from science and engineering to business development.

For more information about The Center for Systems Management, contact Gibby Ries, Vice President of Marketing at 703-336-9762.

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