Continuous Engineering

A Retrospective: Top 10 Takeaways from the Agile Engineering Summit

Written by Maggie Mae Armstrong | October 22, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

What did we learn at the 5th annual Agile Engineering Summit last week in Washington, DC? If you weren’t able to make it, or if you just had to pick which sessions to attend, we’ve compiled the top highlights for you. 1. Best. Format. Ever. Attendees raved over the format of this year’s Agile Engineering ...read more


QuickBYTES interview with Amy Silberbauer: What is Agile Engineering?

Written by Ryan Boyles | October 2, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Events, Systems Engineering

Ahead of the Watson IoT Agile Engineering Summit 2018, to be held October 15-17 in Washington DC, we asked our speakers for some thoughts about systems engineering and agile practices. I met Amy Silberbauer, our first speaker, to ask for her take on agile. ‘Agile is not your grandmother’s agile anymore’ – Amy Silberbauer, IBM ...read more


Unlock the cloud for requirements management

Written by Stephen Hollis | September 4, 2018 | Continuous Engineering

Unlock the cloud for requirements management Poor requirements management is among the significant contributing factors in the failure of a project. Improper requirements management can lead to disconnected teams, wasted time, out-of-control costs and unsatisfied customers. If you use documents, spreadsheets, emails, wikis and other conventional office and productivity tools to keep track of your ...read more


Are you managing your IoT devices’ software in the right way?

Written by Chris O'Connor | July 31, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Requirements Management, Systems Engineering

Enterprises today are part of a new world: a software-driven world. And while this new world has brought many great innovations, it is also forcing organizations in all industries to rethink their software development practices, to deliver new features and offerings faster. Those entities that will embrace and incorporate change most effectively, will be the ...read more


Three systems engineering takeaways from INCOSE 2018

Written by Peppi Browne-Armstrong | July 30, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

Three systems engineering takeaways from INCOSE 2018 Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to attend the 28th Annual INCOSE International Symposium in Washington, DC. As the largest worldwide event for systems engineers consisting of presentations, workshops, panel discussions and more, it was a fascinating mix of organizations, engineers, universities and government agencies – all ...read more


Can intelligent IoT help you to reinvent your enterprise?

Written by Steve Shoaf | July 30, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

Can intelligent IoT help you to reinvent your enterprise? As virtually everything becomes connected and data proliferates, Industrial Products companies are exploring how the Internet of Things (IoT) can help them to optimize production operations and plant efficiency, improve worker safety and environmental compliance and drive the shift to data-enabled services and customer-centricity. The IBM ...read more


Managing Engineering Complexity: Are you ready?

Written by Chris O'Connor | July 19, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Requirements Management, Systems Engineering

Connected – This is one of the defining words of our world today. We have never been more connected – from the devices we wear on our bodies, to our cars and houses, to the manufacturers who build our things and, lastly, to the outer world where we get to experience the fruits of our ...read more


Back to the Future, Part 2: The data-driven economy

Written by John McDonald | June 4, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

In part 1 of my article, I shared with you a vision of our world from the vantage point of systems and automation. In part 2 of the series, I will explore how we as individuals and organizations can really take advantage of the new data-driven economy. Don’t get left behind: ensure your organization has ...read more


Nine “genius” moments with the oil and gas industry in Houston

Written by Laura Langendorf | May 14, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Energy and Utilities, Events...

“Everything’s bigger in Texas.” At least that’s those of us who live here like to say. Yet when it comes to the oil and gas, and the petrochemical industries, we’re pretty spot on. It started with the first oil gusher in 1901. And now, Texas produces more than one-third of the nation’s crude oil and ...read more


Developers, what happens when you design for “system of systems”?

Written by Laura Langendorf | May 3, 2018 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

How many of us grasp just how connected we’re becoming? The concept of the “connected world” has enormous – and transformational – implications. Because not only are individual things becoming more connected, each “thing” is of often part of a larger system: a system of systems (SoS). Narrowing it down, how many of you engineers, ...read more


Continuous Engineering Summit Europe: What does the future hold?

Written by Steve Shoaf | April 16, 2018 | Conferences, Continuous Engineering, Events...

In my job, I spend a lot of time thinking about very complex things. Like the definition of IoT. Or the challenges of connected product engineering. Or how industries are becoming increasingly regulated. Because in my IoT world, “continuous engineering” means working with increasingly connected things in very complex systems, and developing the software that holds it ...read more


The cost of failing to plan – why IoT requirements management matters

Written by Steve Shoaf | March 22, 2018 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Requirements Management

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. Some 200 years later and that’s never been more true. The Internet of Things (IoT) connects humans and ‘things’, creating better user experiences and greater customer delight. It also brings along the need to manage the requirements that define ...read more