Continuous engineering overview
Continuous engineering is an enterprise capability that speeds delivery of increasingly sophisticated and connected products by helping businesses to evolve their engineering practices to adapt to the accelerating pace of business change.
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Strategic reuse (Don't reinvent the wheel): The practice of design planning and execution such that intellectual capital is leveraged as much as possible throughout the product development lifecycle – to increase design efficiencies, engineer product lines, and tame complexity.
Continuous verification (Measure twice, cut once): The practice of modeling physical and systems behavior early in the product development lifecycle, and then continuing to apply simulation and test technologies in successive stages until the design is mature – to prevent rework and achieve faster time to quality.
Unlocking engineering knowledge (Turn insight into outcomes): The practice of using open standards and analytics to access, unlock and understand all engineering information, regardless of source – to enable the right decisions at the right times.
Coordinate multiple engineering disciplines to develop complex products and systems.
Collaborate across development organizations and the software development lifecycle to deliver innovative, differentiating functionality through software.
Manage and develop complex products and systems.
Reporting and analytics
Provide updated feedback to management through reports, and apply analytics to derive meaning from engineering data.
Collaboration and workflow
Facilitate collaboration across engineering teams providing process structure and task management.
Model and simulate the product behavior early in the product development lifecycle.
Manage product evolutions and portfolios to support business direction.
Ensure quality throughout the development process and ensure tests address requirements.
Software and systems requirements elicitation, definition, prioritization, and management.
Planning, tracking and controlling of project schedules and resources, change requests, and software source versions.
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IBM Continuous Engineering
The world is constantly evolving. So should your products.
Technical resources for IBM Bluemix
Made with IBM Continuous Engineering
Speed delivery of smart and connected products
- Trial: Managing the whole product development lifecycle with the systems and software engineering solution sandbox
- Video: Rational solution for systems and software engineering
- White paper: Three imperatives for advancing product and systems development
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