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Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Bosch and Vector: Ensuring Consistency of Critical Systems in Agile Development
Critical systems must be delivered quickly, yet with the highest quality. Scaleable agile development thus is the call of the day. Yet, cybersecurity and functional security require demonstrable quality with every iteration and delivery. Therefore, agile increments or even continuous delivery processes such as DevOps and Over-The-Air require lightweight effective release processes. The practical contribution shows industry experiences at Bosch and Vector and offers cross-industry impulses in the continuous assurance of consistency and quality.
2018-10-03
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Global Product Management - Benchmark
Follow-the-sun has evolved to follow-the-talent. Managing a product thus has a true global perspective. Products increasingly are developed in virtual teams using agile set-up and gig economy practices. The success of a product or service depends on its product management. Recently software product management has moved closer to software development in its understanding that market decisions have technical impact, and vice versa. This research provides results from an empirical field study with twenty companies on software product management in its global context. The empirical study provides concrete practices to fertilize and evolve software product management in global teams and thus the success of products in terms of predictability, quality and efficiency. We show that with institutionalization of a consistent and empowered product management role, global product development benefits in terms of schedule, quality and duration.
2018-06-09
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Webinar: Cybersecurity for Automotive (PDF)
Cybersecurity is of a growing concern across industries. It is today not anymore nice to have, because systems are interconnected, and in one way or the other open for external penetration. Even worse security directly impacts functionality, user experience and safety, and thus has become subject to product liability. For instance, functional safety is not feasible without a concise approach to cover cyber security. OEMs and suppliers must ensure an effective protection against manipulations of automotive E/E systems. Key points in the development of protected E/E systems are the proper identification of security requirements, the systematic realization of security functions, and a security validation to demonstrate that security requirements have been met. Based on our experiences inside Vector and with client projects around the world, we will show typical challenges and highlight suitable security guidance. We show with concrete examples how these practices improve developing secure systems and how these activities can be performed efficiently. Contact us to benefit from our rich security portfolio ranging from base software to tools to services.
2018-06-08
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Webinar: Product Management - Principles and Practice (PDF)
The success of any product depends on the skills and competence of the product manager. This webinar with Dr. Christof Ebert introduces to product management for IT and software. It provides concrete guidelines about key success factors as well as a case study. The webinar highlights the presenters broad experiences introducing and improving product management in different IT and software domains around the world. To allow better transfer of achieved results to your own settings, the webinar provides concrete guidelines about key success factors. An empirical study from implementing the product management competence in a Fortune 100 organization is presented. The webinar is hands-on and allows participants to raise their own respective needs and challenges. Presenter Dr. Christof Ebert, managing director at Vector Consulting Services will share his broad experiences in introducing and improving product management in companies around the world.
2018-04-25
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Agile Requirements Engineering
Vector provides foundations and a case study on agile requirements engineering. Based on our worldwide agile transformation projects we provide practical tips for scaleable agile requirements processes. A set of best practice guidance is provided, starting with a value-oriented elaboration of the actual need. Then we look at techniques like Design Thinking, Kanban, role of product owner, etc. This tutorial is the short version of our full-day training. Please contact us for more information on our trainings or agile coaching.
2018-03-09
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: 9 Success Factors for Distributed Teams
Most innovative products are developed in distributed settings. The targets are clear: More flexibility, innovation and efficiency. Global engineering and product development has become a key competence for any engineering organisation. However, the vast majority of global activities do not deliver to targets, and half of them are aborted due to reasons such as insufficient collaboration, high overheads, or insufficient worksplit and competences. This keynote of renowned industry expert Christof Ebert, managing director at Vector Consulting Services, summarizes concrete experiences and guidance from industry. He provides a framework of 3x3 best practices which are necessary to achieve flexibility, innovation and efficiency with distributed projects and products. Prof. Ebert offers many practical hints and concrete explanations to make distributed teams and projects a success.
2018-01-25
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Vector SecurityCheck for risk-oriented Cyber Security
Cyber-security matters for almost any automotive domain, be it connectivity, powertrain or infotainment. Without security, there is no safety. Therefore, advanced risk assessment and mitigation is the order of the day. Risk-oriented security engineering for automotive systems helps in both designing for robust systems as well as effective mitigation upon attacks or exploits of vulnerabilities. We show in this presentation with concrete examples how risk-oriented cyber security can be successfully achieved in automotive systems. Specifically we introduce the Vector SecurityCheck tool.
2017-10-16
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: Functional Safety and Cyber Security
Security is today a key challenge for all IT and embedded systems. Security directly impacts reliability, availability and functional safety. Based on the specific challenges of automotive security, OEMs and suppliers have to realize an effective protection against manipulations of automotive E/E systems. Key points in the development of protected E/E systems are the proper identification of security requirements, the systematic realization of security functions, and a security validation to demonstrate that security requirements have been met. Based on our experiences in several client projects, we show which security engineering activities are required to create secure systems and how these activities can be performed efficiently in the automotive domain. Read our thought-provoking presentation from the recent Vector Congress.
2017-09-09
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: Risk Oriented Security
Vehicles like any other open and distributed IT system are subject to security attacks. Cyber-security matters for almost any automotive domain, be it dynamics or powertrain or infotainment. Without security, there is no safety. Therefore, advanced risk assessment and mitigation is the order of the day. Risk-oriented security engineering for automotive systems helps in both designing for robust systems as well as effective mitigation upon attacks or exploits of vulnerabilities. We show in this presentation with concrete examples how risk-oriented cyber security can be successfully achieved in automotive systems.
2017-07-19
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.; M. Bobert; S. Riegraf: Effective reuse – from consistent requirements to variant management
Product lines are an extremely important lever to control complexity and to achieve quality throughout. New applications are usually faster to market, if they have already been developed for a different market. Development, integration and production cost, and thus the overall product cost decrease. Due to the reuse and the lower proportion to integrate components, companies such as Robert Bosch, Siemens and Volkswagen have achieved efficiency gains of 10-30 %. For instance, we were able to reduce the cost of rework over the entire product life cycle by 20-50% with reuse-oriented requirements engineering. Our presentation shows industry experience with Stihl and offers guidance in the implementation of product line concepts with a focus on requirements engineering. We show how requirements are formalized so that dependencies and reuse concepts can be implemented early and consistently. Thus, the requirements are precisely formulated and are used to ensure consistency and completion. They can still be understood and validated by stakeholders of diverse backgrounds. Concrete results from the reuse concepts, the underlying chnage management and PREEvision tool support at Stihl are presented. We highlight experiences in setting up a product line concept in an existing product scope.
2017-02-17
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: Benchmarking, Measurement, Data Analytics.
Measurement, benchmarking and data analytics and are essential for both business and engineering. The current digital transformation increases the amount of data that becomes available. The value of a company is increasingly defined by its data. Value creation can only be exploited fully if these are used efficiently along the entire value chain. This tutorial will provide an overview on three topics: Measurement, Benchmarking, Data Analytics. All three topics are quantitative in nature and thus demand some understanding of underlying methods and techniques. Different perspectives demand appropriate depth. Insufficient measurement makes projects fail because business objectives will not be reached and effort will be wasted. Legal obligation such as product liability and many contractual requirements worldwide demand quantitative risk management and traceable measurements. Vector will provide guidance alomng software an dIT measurement and benchmarking.
2017-02-03
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Architectures for IoT and Industry 4.0
Die Ziele des Internets der Dinge (IoT) sind die IT-Vernetzung von Gegenständen und die Bereitstellung von Funktionalitäten bzw. Dienstleistungen, die es so noch nie gab. Eine große Schwierigkeit bildet allerdings der Mangel an Referenzarchitekturen und Standards für das neue „Industrial Internet“ und damit die Vernetzung im Internet der Dinge. Dieser Artikel von Vector und der Universität Stuttgart gibt einen Überblick über aktuelle Betrachtungsmodelle, Referenzarchitekturen und ihre Bedeutung für Industrieprojekte.
2017-01-19
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Measurement of Software Size: COSMIC Function Points for Estimation. Best Paper Award International Cost Estimation and Analysis Association (ICEAA) Conference 2016
Estimation matters. Many projects and smart business ideas fail for lack of delivering on time and budget. A common need in every field is thus to forecast and estimate. Estimation is an engineering discipline based on experience, data, transparent methods and common-sense. COSMIC, the Common Software Measurement International Consortium was created by an international group to develop a standard, ‘open’ measurement system and project estimation methods applicable to all types of software used in business and the real-time world. Estimation and measurement methods are rarely used properly in industry and the public sector, contributing to the high level of project failures and over-runs To improve both your project performance and productivity, we recommend starting right away with introducing or improving the estimation process with a closed loop of estimation, planning, measuring, and periodically improving your estimates. Read this award-winning paper and learn about best measurement and estimation practices.
2016-10-30
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).C.Ebert, M.Brasse (Hella) and E.Metzker: Integrated and Consistent Development of Safety and Cyber Security
Functional safety and cyber security must be systematically developed and implemented in parallel. Currently this is often done in piecemeal, as industry standards and methods for safety and security are quite isolated from each other. This previously established separation of the two "disciplines" each with its own standards and procedures is not sustainable because of dependencies and mutual influences are overlooked. In addition, a separate procedure is inefficient because many functions have to be touched several times. Essential is an integrated approach for the development and verification of requirements in order to make these two quality requirements manageable. We show in this presentation the systematic and continuous development and implementation of safety and security requirements. Hella corporation illustrates the method and advantages of such combined safety and security approach using the example of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System). The article thus gives a good overview of the methodology and the art of integrated engineering for Safety and Cyber Security. At the same show our industry experience, as the methodology is implemented effectively. Many lessons learned from practical help to transfer in their own environment of the participants.
2016-09-28
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Webinar: Functional Safety with ISO 26262 - Principles and Practice (PDF)
Functional safety is gaining importance across different industries. The standard ISO 26262 has fast become an industry reference, way beyond automotive. Together with product liability it enforces a professional implementation of functional safety. This presentation at the Vector Congress provides an introduction to the principles and introduces the basic techniques for specification, analysis, verification and validation of functional safety. We will show with hands-on experiences from Vector Consulting Services how the standard is applied, and how processes and tools can support it. In particular we provide useful hints about the introduction of safety engineering in a company. Finally we provide an outlook on ciurrent trends such as security and functional safety, and the edition 2 of ISO 26262 to appear in 2016 as community draft.
2016-06-21
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).DevOps Technologies and Tools – Overview in IEEE Software
DevOps is about fast, flexible development and provisioning business processes. It effciently integrates development, delivery, and operations, thus facilitating a lean, fluid connection of these traditionally separated silos. This installment of IEEE Software Technology provides a brief overview of most recent DevOps technologies such as delivery tools and microservices and discuss what they mean for industry projects.
2016-05-13
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Requirements Engineering Tools - Survey and Evaluation
„A fool with a tool remains a fool.“ Das wissen wir alle und trotzdem führen viele Unternehmen ein Requirements-Werkzeug ein in der Annahme, dass sich allein damit eine Verbesserung ergibt. Weit gefehlt! In der Regel sind die Mitarbeiter aufgrund der Komplexität des neuen Werkzeugs, aber auch des wahrgenommenem Formalismus frustriert. Klar ist, dass wirksames und effizientes Requirements Engineering (RE) ein passendes Werkzeug braucht. Automativierbare manuelle Tätigkeiten sind ineffizient und werden abgelehnt – egal wie gut die Intentionen dahinter waren. Doch vor dem Werkzeug steht eine umfassende Vorbereitung der Abläufe und Funktionen, damit das Werkzeug in die Umgebung passt. In diesem Beitrag zeige ich Ihnen, wie Sie das für Ihre Umgebung passende Werkzeug auswählen. Wesentliche Werkzeuge werden charakterisiert und bewertet. Sie erkennen, dass Prozesse und Werkzeuge systematisch eingeführt werden müssen. Das erfordert professionelles Veränderungsmanagement. Der Beitrag gibt zudem eine praxisnahe Übersicht zu aktuellen RE-Werkzeugen. Konkrete Praxistipps zur Tool-Auswahl und -Einführung runden ihn ab.
2016-05-13
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Lean Requirements Engineering - Methodology and Siemens Case Study
The benefits of lean requirements engineering can be related to several factors. Some such as better delivery accuracy or less rework create directly tangible benefits. Others, such as customer satisfaction, are more opportunistic and become tangible in the form of lasting good customer relationships with further projects. Overall, our experience has shown that a doubling of the effort for Requirements Engineering towards10 per cent of project budget in the areas of methodology, processes, training and tool support will deliver project benefits of more than 20 percent. That's a return on investment of more than 4, even by only considering the directly measurable benefits. Enough reason that you evolve your own requirements engineering towards 'Lean'.
2016-05-13
Manual Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Requirements Engineering and Product Management Templates, v5.0
2016-03-16
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: Benchmarking – Experiences and Guidelines for Improvement
Benchmarking has evolved towards a key instrument in determining the current situation of a company compared to others players in the market and beyond. Organizations need a quick yet precise insight into most relevant weaknesses and concrete levers how to improve with sustainable results. This article provides an overview on practical benchmarking in industry context. It provides concrete recommendations from our broad industry practice with the Vector Benchmarking Suite.
2016-02-24
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Improving Engineering Efficiency with PLM/ALM
Rising cost pressure is forcing manufacturers and their suppliers to jointly and consistently master product development. Our industry case study shows how a leading automotive OEM over time has achieved effective interaction of engineering processes, tools and people on the basis of product and application life-cycle management (PLM / ALM). Starting from establishing the relevant engineering processes, we show how they can be effectively automated for best possible usage across the enterprise and even for suppliers. We practically describe how such a profound change process is successfully managed together with impacted engineers and how the concepts can be transferred to other companies. Concrete results for efficiency improvement, shorter lead time and better quality in product development combined with better global engineering underline the business value. Read this white paper with our global project experiences with BMW, Bosch, Siemens, Thales and Volkswagen.
2016-01-05
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: Advances in Global Software Engineering
Most innovative products are developed in distributed settings. The targets are clear: More flexibility, innovation and efficiency. Global engineering and product development has become a key competence for any engineering organisation. However, the vast majority of global activities do not deliver to targets, and half of them are aborted due to reasons such as insufficient collaboration, high overheads, or insufficient worksplit and competences. This keynote of renowned industry expert Christof Ebert, managing director at Vector Consulting Services, summarizes concrete experiences and guidance from industry. He provides a framework of 3x3 best practices which are necessary to achieve flexibility, innovation and efficiency with distributed projects and products. Prof. Ebert offers many practical hints and concrete explanations to make distributed teams and projects a success.
2015-07-15
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C. and H. Soubra: Effort Estimation with Full Function Points – Practical Experiences and Guidelines (PDF)
Metrics and performance indicators help us to maintain control. They support the evaluation of projects and processes and thus help to implement objective-driven improvements. Function Points are increasingly used for performance benchmarks, estimates and supplier evaluation. Based on our experiences from customer projects, we show how to use function points in engineering and IT projects, and specifically how to assess effort estimates. Learn how to better estimate and how to evaluate suppliers...
2015-04-22
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: Requirements Engineering - Overview
Requirements engineering is the systematic approach to providing direction before and during software development. It provides the means to deliver the right products or solutions at the right time for the right markets. Requirements Engineering (RE) bridges the entire life cycle and thus determines success or failure of a product or solution. This mini tutorial of Dr. Christof Ebert of Vector Consulting Services shows how to best use RE and master its challenges. It practically describes how to develop and write good requirements and how to manage them during the project. The presentation underlines the basic concepts and practices of RE with broad industrial experiences.
2015-03-24
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: Test-Driven Requirements Engineering (PDF)
Requirements engineering and testing belong together. The parallel development of requirements and test cases improves requirements, closes gaps and misunderstandings, and drastically reduces project coordination overheads. In our current White Paper we present industry experiences from IT to safety-critical embedded software, how to effectively implement test-oriented requirements engineering. Proceed to our White Paper "Test-Driven Requirements Engineering"...
2015-03-19
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Buglione, L. and C. Ebert: Estimation tools and techniques
Estimating size or resources is one of the most important topics in development projects. Our presentation from Metrikon 2011 conference which is also published in IEEE Software provides an overview on estimation methods, techniques and evaluation of popular estimation tools.
2014-11-06
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Rudorfer, A. (Siemens) and C. Ebert (Vector): Lean Requirements Engineering - Practical Experiences and Results
Requirements Engineering is key success factor for developing critical systems. Traditional development processes, that achieve innovation and quality through a cumbersome process, are no longer appropriate. Innovation in increasingly complex systems under cost pressures and global competition requires continuous focus on value and cost. It starts with the requirements that are not "collected", but must be developed together with relevant stakeholders. Requirements engineering must therefore be enriched today with methods from Lean Management. Lean Requirements Engineering begins with a systematic elaboration of the actual needs and value. For example, misunderstood quality requirements create problems in usability and performance. Without a tight coupling and collaboration of product management and development the resuilting products do not match the market needs. Requirement changes are detected too late and lead to unnecessary rework and non-conformance cost. Since many processes due to the high combinatorial complexity and a rather low standardization and its ad-hoc nature are difficult to model, Requirements Engineering must massively support the Sales Function. We present experiences and benefits of Lean Requirements Engineering with projects at Siemens AG. We demonstrate with practical examples and industry experiences, how Lean Requirements engineering is implemented. Thus, the cost of rework can be reduced by approximately 30%. The experiences provided in this presentation can be transferred to other projects and environments.
2014-11-06
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Andersson, J. (Volvo); Busch, R. (Ford); Hörl, K. (Bosch); Ebert, C. (Vector); Metzker, E. (Vector): Efficient collaboration between OEMs and suppliers
Collaboration between OEM and suppliers. Rising cost pressure is forcing manufacturers and their suppliers to jointly master product development. Instead of throwing specifications "over the fence" continuous collaboration is expected. Our experiences in working with Bosch, Ford and Volvo practically show, how to connect requirements engineering and downstream systems development with respect to interfaces, data management and traceability. The described experiences provide a starting point for similar improvements in other companies. Read our contribution with experiences at Bosch, Ford and Volvo...
2014-11-06
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Monteiro, M. (Extessy), C. Ebert (Vector), M. Recknagel (Daimler): ReqIF for better exchange of requirements and specifications
Increasingly complex supplier-relationships dominate product development, independent of industries and products. Mostly the primary source of risks and later problems is insufficient coherence with requirements engineering methodology and collaboration between different business partners during the project. Our article at the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE09) based on experiences from various industries and projects provides insight into how to effectively collaborate in requirements engineering. Methods and tools are one side of the medal, but true collaboration also means having a platform to effectively and efficiently exchange requirements, specifications and their entire change management across impacted stakeholders. The Requirements Interchange Format (RIF) has quickly moved forward over the past two years first in automotive and currently starting in domains such as medical and aerospace. This presentation describes typical RE collaboration scenarios and what we recommend in order to mitigate risks and thus effectively manage complex supplier relationships. We will not “sell” any tool but rather indicate how RIF is applied in order to share, communicate and collaborate across different tools.
2014-11-06
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: Four Key Requirements Engineering Techniques
Requirements are the initial and basic building blocks combining processes in a product’s life-cycle. We take the position that only by taking an RE perspective in four key product life-cycle management activities, the underlying projects will be successful. The article describes a field study with data from 246 industry projects in the domains of software platforms, embedded systems and software applications. We found that these four life-cycle techniques must be used simultaneously to achieve tangible performance improvement measured by schedule adherence. Each technique is elaborated by concrete, practical experiences.
2014-05-21
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Lanubile, F. and C. Ebert: Group Awareness in Global Software Engineering. IEEE Software, Mrc. 2013
Technologies for globally distributed collaboration. Insufficient team collaboration often challenges global engineering projects. Group awareness can improve teams’ trust, relationships, and efficiency. In this article we survey some key technologies and tools that support group awareness and collaboration. The insights on technologies derive from our consulting activities in different industries around the world.
2013-05-07
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Carrillo de Gea, Juan M.; Ebert, C. et al: Requirements Engineering Tools. IEEE Software, Jul. 2011
Requirements engineering tools facilitate consistency and efficiency in managing requirements throughout the entire life-cycle. Finding out which tool is suitable for given needs isn’t easy. Our survey and evaluation aims to provide a brief overview on requirements engineering tools and their capabilities.
2013-05-07
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Webinar: Product Management - Principles and Practice (mp4)
The success of any product depends on the skills and competence of the product manager. This webinar with Dr. Christof Ebert introduces to product management for IT and software. It provides concrete guidelines about key success factors as well as a case study. The webinar highlights the presenters broad experiences introducing and improving product management in different IT and software domains around the world. To allow better transfer of achieved results to your own settings, the webinar provides concrete guidelines about key success factors. An empirical study from implementing the product management competence in a Fortune 100 organization is presented. The webinar is hands-on and allows participants to raise their own respective needs and challenges. Presenter Dr. Christof Ebert, managing director at Vector Consulting Services will share his broad experiences in introducing and improving product management in companies around the world.
2013-03-30
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: Global Software and IT
Engineering today is typically done by distributed teams. But how to make such teams successful? "Global Software and IT" is the new book of Vector with experiences and guidance for distributed software and IT projects. This insightful book delivers proven strategies and practices for software development and IT sourcing on a global scale. Most importantly, readers will learn how to engineer a first-rate product as efficiently as possible by fully leveraging global personnel and resources.
2012-01-02
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Buglione, L. and Ebert, C.: Estimation Tools and Techniques
Estimating size or resources is one of the most important topics in product development and IT. You won’t deliver according to expectations if you don’t plan, and you can’t plan if you don’t know the underlying dependencies and estimates. This Vector white paper published in IEEE Software is an overview on estimation methods, techniques and tools. It covers estimation methods and provides an overview and evaluation of popular estimation tools.
2011-11-01
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Andersson, J. (Volvo), Ebert, C. (Vector), Metzker, E. (Vector): Improving Electronic Engineering Efficiency with Automated Processes
Rising cost pressure is forcing manufacturers and their suppliers to jointly and consistently master product development. Our case study shows how Volvo over time is achieving effective interaction of engineering processes, tools and people on the basis of product and application life-cycle management (PLM / ALM). Starting from establishing the relevant engineering processes, we show how they can be effectively automated for best possible usage across the enterprise and even for suppliers. We practically describe how such a profound change process is successfully managed together with impacted engineers and how the concepts can be transferred to other companies. Concrete results for efficiency improvement, shorter lead time and better quality in product development combined with better global engineering underline the business value – specifically in times where cost are to be cut and performance must substantially grow.
2010-05-19
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Monteiro, M. (Extessy), Ebert, C. (Vector), Recknagel, M. (Daimler): Improving the Exchange of Requirements and Specifications Between Business Partners
Improving the Exchange of Requirements and Specifications between Business Partners. Increasingly complex supplier-relationships dominate product development, independent of industries and products. Mostly the primary source of risks and later problems is insufficient coherence with requirements engineering methodology and collaboration between different business partners during the project. This article based on experiences from various industries and projects provides insight into how to effectively collaborate in requirements engineering. The Requirements Interchange Format has quickly moved forward over the past two years first in automotive and currently starting in domains such as medical and aerospace. This paper describes typical RE collaboration scenarios and what we recommend in order to mitigate risks and thus effectively manage complex supplier relationships.
2010-03-01