Unless you've been living under a mountain of textual specification and source code, you've likely heard of either model-based systems engineering (MBSE) or model-driven development (MDD). The results that I have seen, as a result of implementing these capabilities, have been remarkable. One engineer told me that he had been asked to try to measure the ROI (return on investment) of MBSE. He had responded that it did not matter what the ROI was; he could not do his job without it.
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I recently registered to attend a seminar on MMA for work. Then, I happened to mention this plan on social media. Almost immediately, I was inundated by comments and questions from colleagues, friends and family. Why are you going to a mixed martial arts seminar? When did you take up martial arts? One friend questioned, with significant skepticism, my judgment in pursuing a new career in martial arts!
I was, in fact, signing up for a ring-side seat at a seminar regarding the current thinking of the FDA with respect to its... [More]
The DevOps Services team will be all over the place at IBM Innovate ! With a bunch of great sessions and interactive experiences planned, there are lots of ways for you to learn about IBM DevOps Services and BlueMix , meet our team, and try out our tools in person. Below you’ll find just a sampling of a few of the places you can learn more about IDS and BlueMix at Innovate. For a full list of sessions and workshops, see the Innovate 2014 Agenda .
Be sure to follow our twitter account @JazzHub... [More]
Why is BlueMix smilin' at me? IBM Innovate 2014 is chock full of sessions and workshops about Codename: BlueMix beta, a flexible platform built on open standards leveraging the best of breed IBM technologies, applications and services. However, you don't have to wait for Innovate to leverage IBM's cloud platform; you can begin your free trial today to:
Develop your apps: from concept to live in minutes
Scale your app to meet automatic auto-scaling
Experience the... [More]
As those of us who know and love IBM Rational Rhapsody know, one of the challenges of using it has been developing models in a collaborative way. Rhapsody is traditionally a file-based modeling tool, meaning that each model is a set of files that typically resides on your workstation. This can make it difficult to collaborate with others on a team, and you've often had to rely on external configuration management (CM) tools to do this.
And as those of us who know and love the... [More]
Guest post by Rich Griffith
Solution Sales Manager: Industry
BUE, IBM Ecosystem Development
IBM Sales & Distribution, Software Sales
IBM Power Systems is putting data to work! On April 23, we introduced Power Systems built for bigger data demands in the cloud, expanding world's first Linux-based open server ecosystem. This provides you with tools tuned for a platform that boosts productivity and performance by removing constraints imposed by commodity architecture, along with accelerating... [More]
Guest post by Tammy Kulesa
World Wide Industry GTM Manager
Energy & Utilities / Chemicals and Petroleum
IBM Rational, Software Group
Navigating the halls of Innovate can be challenging. There are so many questions... Which sessions should I attend? Are clients from my industry speaking? When are my key industry sessions scheduled? Where can I find peers and colleagues in my industry? Are there any special sessions related to my industry?
Innovate has YOUR Industry. Our team has put... [More]
It's that age old story of company meets tool. They fall in love. And then they move in together—that's where the fun really starts! So, just how do you deploy a tool, and who gets the bottom drawer in the dresser?
When you need to deploy a tool in a commercial environment, there are a number of steps that need to be completed. In the next sections, I will go into further detail about each of these steps.
Assess the system requirements of the tool. For IBM Rational tools, the IBM... [More]
You have the skills, now get certified with onsite IBM Professional Certification exams! IBM Innovate attendees are eligible to take two complimentary IBM Rational certification exams at the conference testing site. Additional exams are available at the significantly reduced price of USD $100. All current Rational certifications will be available for attendees; in addition, two new certifications will be introduced at Innovate 2014:
IBM Certified Specialist - Rational DOORS NextGen
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A diagram is not a model. Some people may argue, but lack of an understanding about the differences between these two kinds of representations can lead to undesirable situations.
A diagram is just a perspective from a model. You can understand this better by thinking about a 3-D model of a house and the several perspectives or drawings that can be extracted from that 3-D model.
In some... [More]
Want to stand out from your peers? Want to understand which emerging technologies and open source projects are changing the world and why? Then join us May 20th in a CrowdChat to discuss open technologies powering today's cloud and mobile environments and reshaping systems engineering.
Join hosts Sean Kennedy ( @seanpk8 ) , OSLC Community Development Leader at IBM , and David Ings ( @ingsings ) , Program Director, Open Technology and Partnerships, IBM Software Group to talk about the new OpenTechnology Summit coming up at Innovate... [More]
Are you interested in IBM solutions, but would prefer a hands-on experience before making a decision? Back by popular demand, technical workshops at IBM Innovate 2014 can help answer your questions by letting you work directly with the latest technologies.
Building the bridge to DevOps—Leveraging the IBM Collaborative Development solution — See how the IBM Collaborative Development solution is able to span the complete lifecycle of... [More]
Have you heard about IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation ? It is the new version of IBM Rational DOORS, which is the requirements management module in the IBM Systems and Software Engineering solution.
If you are already using IBM Rational DOORS , don't get upset over the transition to Rational DOORS Next Generation! This is a transition that does not have to happen all at once and will probably affect clients in many different ways. If you are just beginning to explore Rational DOORS,... [More]
Today’s high-tech savvy consumers are much more demanding of quality—even for the most cutting-edge and high-tech electronic innovations. Automobiles, medical devices, mobile phones and electronics manufacturers all face the challenge of delivering the latest innovations to market (while trying to avoid getting blasted on social media because of poor quality). More than ever, test engineering teams for electronics manufacturers are on the frontlines trying to ensure the highest product quality for increasingly complex systems.
My career in modeling
Early in my career as an automotive engineer, I was exposed to modeling. Growing up I had often thought that I might go into modeling, but I had envisioned something completely different. Nonetheless, I was initially excited by the prospect of creating a graphical specification of a system.
Shortly after I started modeling, I was unfortunately introduced to the challenges of collaborating on a design. Even worse were the design reviews! Preparing for the review was a tedious... [More]