BigLever Software Spotlights Next Generation Product Line Engineering Innovation
at the 18th International Software Product Line Conference

Sessions Include Case Studies Showcasing the Latest PLE Advances by Lockheed Martin,
General Dynamics, U.S. Army

AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 15, 2014 – BigLever Software, the leading provider of systems and software product line engineering (PLE) solutions, today announced that the company's founder and CEO, Dr. Charles Krueger, and vice president of customer success, Dr. Paul Clements, will be presenting sessions that highlight emerging trends and recent advances in PLE at the 18th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC), Sept. 15-19 in Florence, Italy.

As a recognized PLE thought leader instrumental in the industry's most notable commercial PLE deployments, Dr. Krueger was selected as Industrial Relations co-chair. BigLever's SPLC involvement includes case study presentations featuring PLE deployments by Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and the U.S. Army. These sessions will feature two high-visibility examples of how the Department of Defense (Navy's AEGIS and Army's Live Training Transformation product lines) is taking advantage of the latest generation of PLE to reap substantial and tangible benefits.

Dr. Clements, acknowledged PLE pioneer and author, will participate in panel discussions that address sustainability in the PLE field and approaches for teaching, mentoring and transferring knowledge regarding PLE to industry practitioners and students. The BigLever executives will also present a demonstration of the company's flagship solution, the Gears PLE Engineering Tool and Lifecycle Framework, and a tutorial regarding new generation systems and software PLE.

In tandem with these sessions, BigLever will spotlight the convergence of Product Line Engineering and Product Line Operations (known as the PLE&O convergence). This emerging trend promotes the efficient interoperability of engineering and business operations, and enables forward-thinking organizations to create highly efficient product line operations.

BigLever Sessions:

Case Study Presentations

Topic: Lessons from AEGIS: Organizational and Governance Aspects of a Major Product Line in a Multi-Program Environment
Time: Thur., Sept. 18, 11:00 a.m. CEST
Presenter: Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software

Topic: A Methodical Approach to Product Line Adoption
Time: Thurs., Sept. 18th, 2:50 p.m. CEST
Presenter: Rowland Darbin, General Dynamics

Panel Discussions

Topic: Software Product Line Teaching and Industry
Time: Tues., Sept. 16, 11:00 a.m. CEST
Presenter: Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software

Topic: Sustainability in Software Product Lines
Time: Thur., Sept. 18, 4:00 p.m. CEST
Presenter: Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software

Demonstration

Topic: Systems and Software Product Line Engineering with Gears

Time: Wed., Sept. 17, 11:00 a.m. CEST
Presenters: Dr. Charles Krueger and Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software

Tutorial

Topic: Second Generation Systems and Software Product Line Engineering
Time: Tues., Sept. 16, 4:00 p.m. CEST
Presenters: Dr. Charles Krueger and Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software

About the Software Product Line Conference

The International Software Product Line Conference is the premier forum for practitioners, researchers and educators to present and discuss the most recent ideas, innovations, trends, and concerns in the areas of product line engineering, product family engineering, and systems family engineering. The SPLC 2014 agenda is designed to enable participants to explore experiences,