Systems Engineering and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) – (Survey Invitation)

What is your company doing to support systems engineering best practices such as MBSE? Have you considered adopting Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)? Companies developing products that include mechanical components, electronics, and software must deal with significant complexity. To cope with this complexity, can systems engineering best practices, including MBSE help? We are researching this topic

What I Learned: Mechatronic Product Development and the Talking Refrigerator

What I learned this week … came from the keynote and press conference at IBM’s Rational Software Conference (RSC2009). IBM is talking about how to help companies develop and manage today’s smarter products. What was surprising to me is that the conference is focused on developing software – not physical products – but that a lot of the conversations focused on manufacturers and product development. Are we finally getting to the point where ALM (application lifecycle management) and PLM (product lifecycle management) can be discussed in the same sentence?