Macehiter Ward-Dutton Analyst Podcasts and Reports

Managing Quality in Product Line Engineering: An Automotive Story

In this podcast and companion report – presented by analyst firm Macehiter Ward-Dutton (MWD) Advisors – Len Wozniak, Manager of Software Process and Powertrain Controls Architecture for General Motors, Dr. Charles Krueger, CEO of BigLever Software, and Michael Rowe, technology strategist for IBM Rational software spoke with MWD analyst Bola Rotibi regarding the impact of systems and software product line engineering (PLE) on managing quality, and strategies for working with PLE frameworks within the automotive industry.

Product Line Engineering: Underwriting ALM and PLM Convergence

With the increasing role that software now plays in innovation and product value, there is a growing need for greater collaboration across multiple domains throughout the product development lifecycle. Many companies are being challenged to achieve better integration of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) technologies and processes. These engineering challenges are exponentially more complex for organizations that must develop and deliver a product line portfolio. As a result, PLE approaches have emerged to provide a unifying framework for efficiently managing feature variation and product line delivery. This podcast and companion report presented by MWD Advisors explores the driving forces behind converging PLM/ALM concerns – and how PLE is playing an increasingly important role in enabling this convergence.

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