Presentation Abstract

Product Line Engineering and Model Based Engineering Join forces: Recent Industry Reports

  • Speaker: Paul Clements, PhD - BigLever Software, Inc.
  • When: Day 2 : Monday May 22nd
  • Product Line Engineering (PLE) has emerged as a game-changing engineering paradigm for enabling competitive advantage through the reduction of complexity, efficient management of variation, and automation of production across an entire product line portfolio. BigLever’s PLE tools and methods enable a unified featured-based approach across the full lifecycle from portfolio planning, to systems and software engineering, product definition, manufacturing, sales, and service. Providing a “single source of feature truth” enables a holistic view into the feature variations for a product family — eliminating the need for different variant management mechanisms in multiple tools, facilitating better interoperability across teams, and improving cross-functional alignment between engineering and operational roles.

    What happens when this powerful paradigm joins forces with Model Based Engineering? This talk will explore how these two approaches are working together in very different ways in industries such as Defense and Automotive, but still delivering the major benefits of both approaches.

    We will touch on the engineering and business impact, and key benefits, of combining PLE’s innovative featured-based variation management capabilities with the powerful visualization, analysis, verification, and validation capabilities of MBE.