Webinar: Product Line Engineering – Increasing Competitive Advantage by Reducing Complexity Across the Lifecycle
As the sophistication of manufactured, software-intensive products continually advances, the associated engineering and operational complexity and risk grow right alongside the business opportunities. This mounting complexity spans the full lifecycle – from portfolio planning to engineering, manufacturing, sales, and service.

The webinar will address the need for a unified approach across three key disciplines: product line engineering (PLE) for managing product variation; application lifecycle management (ALM) for managing software-intensive systems; and product lifecycle management (PLM) for managing mechanically intensive systems and operations.

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • How forward-thinking organizations are achieving competitive advantage through innovative PLE approaches that fundamentally change the way product lines are engineered.
  • Insights regarding how embedded software, combined with the ability to tailor products through PLE approaches, enables organizations to differentiate products, streamline development efforts and boost profitability.
  • How to leverage the combined strengths of PLE, ALM and PLM to achieve whole factor improvements in efficiency, cost reduction, time-to-market, product line scalability and quality.
  • Strategies for reducing variant management complexity by establishing a “single source of feature truth” for all software, electronic, mechanical and operations artifacts across the engineering V.
  • How a unified feature-based PLE approach facilitates better interoperability across software, electrical and mechanical teams, and improves cross-functional alignment between engineering and business operations.

About the Speakers:

Michelle Boucher is the vice president of Research for Engineering Software for research firm Tech-Clarity. Boucher has spent more than 20 years in various roles in engineering, marketing and management working in industry as well as with software vendors. She has spent the last eight years as an industry analyst researching the business value of improvements to product development.

Charles Krueger is the founder and CEO of BigLever Software, the leading provider of PLE solutions. He is an acknowledged thought leader in the PLE field, with more than 25 years of experience in software engineering practice and more than 60 articles, columns, book chapters, conference keynotes and session presentations.

Your attendance at this webinar is sponsored by BigLever. To sign up, please complete the form on this page.