Whether you build multi-core system-on-chips, carrier-grade network equipment, or life-saving medical devices, come join the conversation on how to lead the innovation agenda for electronics industry while addressing the complexity challenge.
While competition within the electronics industry is not new, customer expectations have forced the compression of product life cycles and accelerated product innovation. This innovation is increasingly being driven by the software embedded within devices and systems.
When combined with the integrated and interconnected nature of electronics, product development complexity has risen to new levels. To remain competitive and profitable, your company must find new efficiencies in your engineering design and software development processes.
Medical device companies have to find ways to compete with lower-cost competition worldwide. Staying ahead means diversifying products and product portfolios by building a strong pipeline of new capabilities and variants in the marketplace. The challenge is making the right product decisions and injecting the right features and functions at the right time – while balancing risks and returns. You must capture and understand the strengths and weaknesses of proposed product functions - analyzing your risk, balancing your... [More]
Join us for a customer panel discussion where experts in top companies from across various industries, discuss why they consider IBM Rational DOORS the best tool for managing requirements in their projects. In this webcast panel, participants share their journey of becoming experts in DOORS, features and capabilities, as well as tips & tricks in using the product. Don't miss this opportunity to have an interactive discussion with the experts of IBM Rational DOORS.
Paul Lusardi, NuScale
Mia McCroskey,... [More]
Creativity and collaboration help product development teams
build better products. Group based games develop creativity and collaboration.
This means the right games can help develop better product. This is the basic premise
that agile game conferences like agile games 2013
which I attended last week.
During this conference developers there many different
:games” played among participants, which were anyone from scrum masters to developers
to architects, etc. I attended a session where we collaborated using legos to
I have recently co-authored a developerWorks article with Jordi Manzano of Diagnostic Grifols covering how you can adopt agile approaches within a highly regulated environment. Although the article is about how agile development practices can be
adopted in the medical device field, the approach can be easily adopted
by organizations working in other regulated fields.
In general, medical device regulations do not enforce a fixed development lifecycle, but development activities are often presented as if they have to be followed... [More]
I’ve been following with keen interest as network infrastructure equipment manufacturers (NEMs), including IBM, have had to quickly respond with market messaging and product strategies for software defined networking (SDN).
In simple terms, key attributes of SDN include:
migrating the control plane logic away from a switch or router to a central controller
gaining a centralized view and single point of control for the network
enabling programmability of the network by external applications
There are five days to go until Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit begins!
Come to Innovate 2013 where IBM's industry focus is sharper than ever! You'll learn ways to improve the practices, predictability, and economics of software and product delivery in the context of your industry needs. Also, don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to network with your peers.
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Introducing the Rational Solution for Electronic Design In working with the semiconductor and custom ASIC
industries the design challenges that keep coming up are time to market,
complexity, and cost of recall/redesign. These issues have become more acute as
the rise of mobile platforms (smart phones, tablets) has increased the demand
for the industry to put more functionality into small packages.
What makes this even more challenging is the need for
hardware and software teams to work closely together to build a complete... [More]
The role of embedded software is growing exponentially in electronics systems and quality in these systems is no longer a differentiator – it is a necessity for success. Increasing development time or cost is not an option; therefore engineers must evolve their techniques to remain competitive.
Join us for this special webinar to see how you can:
Gain the benefits of automating change and defect management with traceability throughout the entire project lifecycle
Increase test throughput with automated test... [More]
Meet the Expert: Jordi Manzano, R&D Instruments, Diagnostic Grifols, S.A.
Jordi Manzano has almost 15 years of systems and software development experience in the medical sector. He has worked as an engineer, project manager and currently as software quality assurance manger and deputy director of R&D at Grifols, a global healthcare company. His experience covers: in-vitro diagnostic instrumentation for immunohematology, immunology and hemostasis, medical devices for angiography and organ perfusion and devices for pharmacy... [More]
In the May chat , Wayne Carrigan, Rational Deployment Architect, had shared the IBM Systems and Technology Group’s (STG) Agile Transformation journey with us. As a follow up he did a podcast recently deep diving into how the small internal STG IT team that supports a diverse set of projects uses IBM Rational development tools to codevelop hardware and software. The integrations between these tools allow them to leverage scarce resources and still get the job done in a very efficient manner.
He is also,... [More]
The world relies on electronics to achieve real business outcomes and enhance personal lives. Electronics fuel innovation in many other industries and sectors. Whether you build multi-core system-on-chips, carrier-grade network equipment, or life-saving medical devices, come to Innovate 2013 to learn how IBM Rational and its partners enable engineering organizations to innovate while increasing agility and managing complexity.
10 great reasons:
1. Build sustained innovation through systems engineering and software... [More]
Recently, I have seen a lot of discussion about how to educate senior management about Agile development. An example is a talk I recently attended by Jason Tanner focused on Teaching Agile/Scrum to management. The talk itself was very interesting and useful.
My only issue with the whole discussion was in many cases in order to get a company to adopt Agile company-wide you need to first explain the business benefits to senior management. This is a classic chicken and egg problem. You need to quickly relate Agile to a... [More]
Test Virtualization is critical to allow CSPs, communication service providers like AT&T, Verizon, Orange, etc collaborate with the network equipment manufacturers. Without this virtualization it is tough for these groups to understand the complete network topology in a specific customer situation without having to bring up an entire network just for testing purposes. This is very costly, time consuming and many times impossible given the fact that tests are occurring before some hardware is even available.
It is important to first state that Moore’s Law is in fact not a natural law but an observation. Moore’s Law characterizes the growth of transistors in integrated circuits as doubling every 2 years and has long been used as a guide for product development in the semiconductor industry. From a consumer’s perspective, this phenomenon has manifested itself into faster processing speeds in CPUs, larger capacities in memory and more pixels in pictures. However exponential growth cannot be sustained indefinitely. Modern... [More]