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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

In a previous newsletter 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 portfolio planning, sales automation, support, service, maintenance, and more — all activities beyond engineering. In this newsletter series, we’ll explore the natural culmination of that trend: Product Line Engineering (PLE) for the entire enterprise.

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Feature-based Product Line Engineering: ISO Standards and Process Framework

Special BigLever Announcement

During the past few years, the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) has recognized the growing importance of Product Line Engineering (PLE), which prompted the organization’s leadership to propose and sponsor a new standards initiative with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on PLE.

This newsletter issue highlights the ISO PLE standards initiative — as well as BigLever’s collaboration with Method Park for the creation of the Feature-based PLE Process Framework, which is derived from the same principles and practices that are being applied in the new ISO PLE standards.

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Product Line Engineering and Organizational Change

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

In the many years we have been helping organizations successfully adopt PLE, we have come to know a fundamental truth: Unlike many other technical disciplines, PLE cannot be applied by individuals working independently, but must be embraced by whole teams, projects, and organizations. 

PLE cannot be achieved with tooling alone, but must be part of a business strategy sponsored and actively owned by executive leadership. 

In this issue, I explore how successful PLE adoption – which brings about the full savings and competitiveness gains for which PLE is known – requires organizational change that must be carefully planned and orchestrated. 

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