Lockheed’s Agile System Engineering Transition

Over the course of the last year, I’ve found that advocates of system engineering share some common beliefs. The transition to smart, connected products is driving increased development complexity. System engineering is a means to mitigate that increasing complexity. Yet, system engineering can slow things down. While attending the INCOSE (International Council of System Engineering) Symposium in Washington, DC in July, I wanted to find out if some companies had found ways to address this conundrum. Sure enough, I found that Lockheed Martin had adopted something called Agile System Engineering.

This post reviews how Lockheed Martin adopted Agile System Engineering for the development of the F16 and F22 fighter programs.

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Solid Edge Expands Its Boundaries

When Siemens PLM acquired Mentor, most observers saw a number of interesting implications. Both companies offered high-end enterprise solutions for big companies. Integrating those offerings promised some real value. What few realized, however, is the same point held true for their solutions in the SMB space.

In this post, we’ll be looking at some of the updates to the Solid Edge offering delved into at the 2018 Solid Edge University event in Boston. Let’s get underway. Read the rest of this entry »

Visteon Embedded Software Strategy is Changing Everything

Back in August, I attended the Siemens PLM analyst event in Boston. Their solution portfolio is now incredibly broad, so analysts and media were treated to two-and-a-half days of presentations.

One of the best presentations I saw not only at the event, but probably in the last couple of years, came from Rebecca Fifelski at Visteon. I’ll use the updates I tweeted that day to expand on the points I made along the way. Read the rest of this entry »