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BigLever’s PLE Insight newsletter spotlights a variety of topics — such as the latest trends and happenings in the PLE arena, updates on PLE advances in key industry sectors, as well as observations and lessons learned from our interactions and collaboration with customers and partners.

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Featured Newsletter Issues

Product Line Engineering for the Enterprise: Part 1

Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever VP of Customer Success: From the PLE Frontline

Introduction: In a previous newsletter issue entitled Product Line Engineering Meets Product Line Operations, BigLever CEO Dr. Charles Krueger wrote that the complexity of managing the variability in a family of similar products or systems — that is, a product line — is not limited to engineering groups.

Organizations, he observed, expend enormous amounts of time and effort dealing with product feature diversity to manage manufacturing and supply chains, certification and compliance documentation, product marketing and product portfolio planning, sales automation, training, support, service, maintenance, disposal, and more — all activities beyond engineering.

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Product Line Engineering for the Enterprise: Part 2

Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever VP of Customer Success: From the PLE Frontline

A Feature Ontology for Feature-based Product Line Engineering: In the previous installment of this newsletter series, we discussed how Feature-based PLE is expanding its footprint from engineering into operations and, in fact, at all levels throughout the enterprise. We spoke in particular about how the concept of feature resonates at all levels throughout an organization. In this edition we will explore that notion further, and see how Gears supports the capture and use of features across the board.

In Feature-based PLE, a feature is defined to be a distinguishing characteristic — something that sets members of a product line apart from each other.

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Product Line Engineering for the Enterprise: Part 3

Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever VP of Customer Success: From the PLE Frontline

BigLever’s onePLE Body of Knowledge for Feature-based Product Line Engineering: In this newsletter series, we’ve spotlighted how BigLever is not only bringing Product Line Engineering (PLE) to projects and teams across an organization, but also how we help the organization as a whole undertake the journey to PLE.

In this issue, we’ll provide a view into how BigLever is meeting the growing need for enterprise-wide PLE by delivering an industry first: A comprehensive body of PLE knowledge created and structured to enable the in-depth training, enculturation, and institutionalization of PLE for all stakeholders — again, in support of PLE for the enterprise.

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Product Line Engineering for the Enterprise: Part 4

Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever VP of Customer Success: From the PLE Frontline

Enterprise Gears — BigLever’s Next Generation PLE Solution: This installment is the last in a newsletter series entitled “PLE for the Enterprise.” Recall that Feature-based PLE embodies the concept of a PLE Factory. Under this approach, assets are the digital artifacts you use to design, develop, build, deploy, operate, and evolve the products in your product line. Feature-based PLE allows an organization to create a “supply chain” of digital asset supersets that can be shared across the entire product line. These shared digital assets are equipped with variation points that reflect all the feature options offered in the product line, meaning that they contain any content needed to support any product in the product line.

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