BigLever Execs to Spotlight Feature-based Product Line Engineering for the Enterprise at Systems & Software Product Line Conference 2017

PLE Sessions will Feature Industry Presentations Addressing PLE Best Practices, Successes by Fortune 100 Companies in Automotive, Aerospace & Defense

Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BigLever Software, the long-standing leader in the Product Line Engineering (PLE) field, today announced that the company’s CEO, Dr. Charles Krueger, and its VP of Customer Success, Dr. Paul Clements, will present several sessions on Feature-based PLE practices and successes at the 21st International Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) 2017 taking place in Seville, Spain, Sept. 25-29, 2017. PLE sessions will also feature case study papers co-authored by BigLever and major aerospace and defense companies Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and General Dynamics, as well as a leading automotive manufacturer.

“As forward-thinking organizations recognize the competitive advantage that can be gained through a leading-edge approach to managing product diversity, Feature-based PLE has expanded beyond engineering to a more holistic enterprise-wide practice – encompassing product portfolio management, product marketing, manufacturing, sales, and service,” said Krueger. “PLE sessions at this year’s SPLC will highlight some of the latest advances in the field, including the key role that Feature-based PLE plays in helping manufacturers create and manage digital twins, and fully leverage Internet of Things technologies. Industry presentations will also spotlight the PLE best practices that world-class organizations are using to achieve major technical gains and strategic business benefits from this innovative approach.”

The International Systems and Software Product Line Conference is the premier forum for practitioners, researchers and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns in the area of systems and software product line engineering and systems family engineering. The emphasis of this year’s event is envisioning the future of the discipline. The event will include a highly selective program of industry and research papers, accompanied by keynote speeches, workshops, tutorials, and demonstrations. 

BigLever will participate in the following PLE sessions:

Paper/Presentation: Product Line Engineering Meets Model Based Engineering in the Defense and Automotive Industries
Authors: Dr. Bobbi Young, Raytheon; Rick Flores, General Motors; Judd Cheat Wood and Todd Peterson, General Dynamics; Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software
Presenters:  Dr. Young and Dr. Clements
Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10:45 a.m. CET

Paper/Presentation: An Enterprise Feature Ontology for Feature-based Product Line Engineering
Authors: Dr. Charles Krueger and Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software
Presenter: Dr. Krueger
Date/time: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2:15 p.m. CET

Paper/Presentation: Product Line Engineering on the Right Side of the "V”
Authors: Susan Gregg and Denise Albert, Lockheed Martin; Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software
Presenter: Dr. Clements
Date/Time: Friday, Sept. 29, 11:00 a.m. CET

Tutorial: Feature-Based Systems and Software Product Line Engineering – PLE for the Enterprise
Presenters: Dr. Charles Krueger and Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software
Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 9:00 a.m. CET

Demonstration: Feature-Based Systems and Software Product Line Engineering with Gears from BigLever
Presenters: Dr. Charles Krueger and Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software
Date/Time: Thursday, Sept. 28, 11:40 a.m. CET

About BigLever Software

BigLever Software is the long-standing leader in the Product Line Engineering field. BigLever’s PLE solution delivers the leading-edge technology, proven methodology, business strategy and organizational change expertise needed to efficiently transition to and operate a game-changing PLE practice. The company’s state-of-the-art PLE methods and tools provide one unified, automated approach for feature-based variant management. This approach extends across the full lifecycle including engineering and operations disciplines; software, electrical, and mechanical domains; and tool ecosystem. Some of the world’s largest forward-thinking organizations across a spectrum of industries are leveraging BigLever’s PLE solution to engineer their competitive advantage through order-of-magnitude improvements in productivity, time-to-market, portfolio scalability, and product quality. BigLever is based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

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