Archive for Author Mike Borse, Author at Polarion Software Blog

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1 year ago
 

New Business Opportunities Created By Embedded Computing

Embedded software is becoming even more important in product development, leading innovation in connected and engineered products.

Although embedded software presents new business opportunities, there are also development and security complexities that must be addressed. More functionality is needed to support new and differentiated products, with demands on price, performance, size, and time to market are accurately discussed.

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2 years ago
 

Modern Realities – Options, Variations, and Choices (Part 3 of 3)

You may have seen the terms flitting around the internet: variants, variant management, product line engineering (PLE). You may have read that they represent an onrushing trend in product development. You may be wondering “just what is all this and how is it going to affect our business”. In this series based on a new whitepaper from Polarion Software, we’re going to try to answer these questions and others.

In Part 1 “Variety is the Spice of Life” we talked about some of the drivers behind the trend of demand for variation and customization. Part 2 “Tactical Approaches” discussed ways to approach handling of variation. In this third and final part we’ll have a look into the concepts of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Product Line Engineering (PLE), and show you some solutions that are available right now, today, to help you meet the rising demand for variation and customization of your company’s products.
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2 years ago
 

The Nexus of ALM, Compliance, Liability, and Governance

More dreadful news headlines for automotive interests. This news further demonstrates the growing pervasiveness and importance of software within the automotive domain, and a cautionary tale with respect to software development processes, organizational management, governance, liability, etc. Without naming names and re-hashing the specific details of the incident, this essentially winds up being a case of an implemented software-enabled feature that thwarts mandated compliance.

How could something like this happen? And now that it has happened, what’s next? Several scenarios certainly seem plausible, though some more than others. (more…)

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2 years ago
 

Modern Realities – Options, Variations, and Choices (Part 2 of 3)

You may have seen the terms flitting around the internet: variants, variant management, product line engineering (PLE). You may have read that they represent an onrushing trend in product development. You may be wondering “just what is all this and how is it going to affect us”. In this 3-part series based on a new whitepaper from Polarion Software, we’re going to try to answer these questions and others, and talk about solutions.

In Part 1 “Variety is the Spice of Life” we talked about some of the drivers behind the trend of demand for variation and customization. In this second part, we look into tactical approaches to variation. (more…)

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2 years ago
 

Shifting Demands Don’t Need to be Automatic Vulnerabilities

This year may very well go down as a bellwether in the history of automotive engineering, as the year when software truly became recognized as the most discussed and notable components in vehicle manufacturing. During the ongoing revolution in power and power trains, the relentless digitization of most every vehicle subsystem, now at the dawn of autonomous self-driving vehicles, software was certainly already at the forefront of automotive engineering. The amount of software code inside modern automotive products is breathtaking, dwarfing the code-bases found in most any other engineering endeavor. What has made this current year distinguishing are the several high-visibility revelations which have served to vividly demonstrate, to manufacturer and consumer alike, just how dependent vehicles have become upon their software, and just how vulnerable vehicles have become because of their software.

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2 years ago
 

Modern Realities – Options, Variations, and Choices (Part 1 of 3)

You may have seen the terms flitting around the internet: variants, variant management, product line engineering (PLE). You may have read that they represent an onrushing trend in product development. You may be wondering “just what is all this and how is it going to affect our business”. In this 3-part series based on a new whitepaper from Polarion Software, we’re going to try to answer these questions and others, and talk about solutions. Let’s get started with the first installment “Variety, the Spice of Life”. (more…)

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2 years ago
 

How to Address the IoT and Risk Management Disconnect

The rush is on. It’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). Physical things with software embedded in them, some of which connects to remote resources via the internet. It’s clear there are benefits to be reaped, but the connectivity creates a whole new landscape for risk analysis and risk management. To date, these disciplines largely take place as a thing apart, in a silo, or “black box” as it were. Output goes to Requirements Management – which all too often takes place in another silo, apart from software development and product engineering. If the news we’re seeing lately is any indication, this approach which served us well in years past just isn’t cutting it anymore.
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