Session list 2018-05-07T08:19:05+00:00

Session list

10:00 AM
12:00 PM

Keynote

by Dibbe Edwards, Parham Vasaiely, and Roger Holmberg
Keynote

About the speakers(s):

  • Dibbe Edwards
  • Parham Vasaiely
    Jaguar Land Rover
  • Roger Holmberg
    Product Owner BNEP Engineering Environment - Ericsson
1:00 PM
1:45 PM

Using IoT and cognitive services to provide a personalized experience

by Cesar Cervantes and Heath Thomann
Artificial Intelligence and Engineering

Every day the world becomes more and more connected. Everything from the cars we drive, the phones we use, devices we wear, and to the factories producing our products. These devices can be linked together and to a huge network of data. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices and an estimated 90% of cars will be connected.

Taking advantage of IoT we can build applications that provide a more personalized experience for each individual user, not only by displaying personalized content, but also by changing the look and feel of the application itself to adapt it to how people “feel” about certain topics, this can be achieved by using the cognitive capabilities of Watson to analyze social networks, in combination with physical sensors we can personalize the experience even more by using information from the environment.

Large companies and independent developers can implement applications that use this combination of technologies to create a new generation of applications, making both, the products offered by these applications and the applications themselves more attractive to users.

Developers can implement such a system by connecting IBM Watson’s Tone Analyzer with input from the Twitter API to create an application that will analyze the ‘tone’ used in the language of tweets from selected Twitter accounts. The applications theme will be dictated by the dominant tone of the latest tweet – for example, if Watson determines the last tweet had a mostly angry tone, the application will have a blue theme in response. The blue theme, in this instance, is an automated attempt to influence the mood of the user by using color psychology in response to the angry tone of the tweet.

SimpleLink SensorTag by Texas Instruments is a relatively low cost IoT-ready device designed for early adopters and IoT enthusiasts to start experimenting. It has sensors for different purposes: Infrared thermopile temperature, 9-axis motion, altimeter/pressure, ambient light, magnet and humidity sensors. It works under Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology supported by Bluetooth 4.0 and is compatible with Beacons and Bluetooth Smart. The Texas Instruments BLE mobile application allows you to quickly put the data gathered by these sensors right onto the IBM IoT Foundation (IBM IoTF) cloud, either on the Quick Start boilerplate or well in a custom IoT application powered by IBM IoTF.

While IoT is still a buzz word, it is mature enough that most people have a general idea what it is, and what a ‘thing’ is. But what might not be as clear is how to connect to an IoT device to do something useful. That is, the concept of IoT might still be somewhat nebulous, and using it to one’s advantage is still a mystery for most people.

Given the proliferation of small, low consumption sensors, there is a need for software that can be used to create IoT applications that can tie together devices and its data to users. Enter Node-RED. Node-RED is used to create IoT applications. It is a Flow-based Programming tool, meaning it is a network of connected “nodes” where each node has a specific purpose. For example, a node can be created to listen to a sensor on a device, such as a SensorTag, and pass the sensor data to a temperature function node which might act upon the data at a certain threshold by sending the data to an email, or twitter, node. The network of connected (wired) node is consider a flow.

In this workshop, the attendee will learn how to connect an IoT device to the IBM IoT Foundation (running on IBM Bluemix) to retrieve its data and combining it with IBM Watson services to personalize the experience in the application. A mobile / web application, that displays relevant information to the user, and a Bluemix application, running the backend and gathering the data from IoT Foundation, will be developed using IBM Rational Application Developer.

About the speakers(s):

  • Cesar Cervantes
    Software Engineer - HCL Technologies
  • Heath Thomann
    HCL Technologies
1:15 PM
1:45 PM

ALM/PLM Integration: Connecting Product Engineering with OSLC

by Yann Lebeaupin
Development and Engineering Best Practices

In today’s product engineering, it is imperative to have the connection from the historical silos of PLM and ALM. The success of OSLC in the ALM space has been a leader in connecting engineering teams. We are now leveraging the power of OSLC to bridge the ALM – PLM divide. Our current PTC Windchill OSLC Adapter opens the PLM world of Change and Parts to the IBM Jazz platform, including RTC, DNG, RELM and JRS. We can now realize the connected product engineering vision to manage our delivery of integrated products. In this session we will demonstrate the capabilities and value in OSLC as well as its application in the PTC Windchill domain.

About the speakers(s):

  • Yann Lebeaupin
    CTO - Sodius
1:15 PM
1:45 PM

Bringing Digital Twin to life with ANSYS’ advanced modeling and simulation

by Jacques Duysens
Development and Engineering Best Practices

Companies are developing and adopting digital component and systems’ lifecycle management that incorporates advanced simulation and modeling capabilities. This session gives an overview of how Digital Threads can become a reality with ANSYS and IBM solutions.

About the speakers(s):

  • Jacques Duysens
    Systems Product Director for EMEA - Ansys
1:15 PM
1:45 PM

Engineering Excellence

by Ingo Lachner and Arne Bister
Development and Engineering Best Practices

While Industry 4.0 drives the automation of more and more production processes the engineering processes relevant for innovation and competitive advantage still comprise a large number of human driven manual activities. What kind of process management is needed to make these engineering processes repeatable, comparable, consistent? How should activities be displayed for humans to follow? How to build a reusable process architecture allowing practical and compliant execution by humans? Using the concrete example of integrating process management (Method Park Stages) with workflow tools (IBM RTC) we answer these questions – and prove that even in creative manual engineering processes it makes sense to automate some steps.

About the speakers(s):

  • Ingo Lachner
    Manager Technical Sales - Method Park Software AG
  • Arne Bister
    Technical Sales - Method Park Software AG
1:15 PM
1:15 PM

Understanding the key elements of CE/CLM deployments – Serviceability, Scalability, Availability, Authentication and more

by Steven Beard and Vishwanath Ramaswamy
Deploying CE Solutions including Cloud

This session will discuss the CE/CLM serviceability strategy around publishing key performance and usage metrics from the application as Mbeans. It will discuss how you can scale Jazz applications today and in the future. It will cover everything you need to know about Open ID Connect including how to configure this for CLM . It will highlight how application clustering of Jazz application enables high availability and user scale

About the speakers(s):

  • Steven Beard
    IBM ALM Deployment Technical Lead - IBM
  • Vishwanath Ramaswamy
    Technical Lead, Jazz Foundation, CE/CLM - Persistent Systems Inc.
1:15 PM
1:45 PM

What’s new and coming in IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation

by Richard Watson
Requirements Management (RM)

Come and learn the benefits of the latest releases of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation as well as what we are working on next. Hear how the new capabilities help organizations improve the efficiency of requirements management as part of continuous engineering. this session will focus on configuration management, usability and user productivity.

About the speakers(s):

  • Richard Watson
    Senior Product Manager, Requirements Management Tools - IBM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

DOORS 9 to DNG Migration

by Matt Mendell
Requirements Management (RM)

As IBM’s DOORS Next Generation increasingly gains maturity above the capabilities of its predecessor,
DOORS (currently at version 9.6x), many current DOORS users are looking at how they can most easily
migrate their data from the old system to the new. Recent additions in functionality to both tools create
an even more powerful and simple method for handling this transfer. This presentation describes some of the
issues to be considered when undertaking this activity, and the recommended strategies to be employed.

About the speakers(s):

  • Matt Mendell
    Technical Consultant - SyntheSys
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

How to Secure the Crown Jewels

by Erin O'Connor and Steven Pendergrass
Deploying CE Solutions including Cloud

Security breaches and loss of privacy data is in the news seemingly daily. You are not alone in wondering if you are doing enough to protect your company and its crown jewels of intellectual property. The risks are high, and ensuring the protection of your design strategy, requirements, and development assets is paramount. In this session you will learn of six essential concern areas for cloud security which should be addressed when building your own cloud strategy. You will also learn how the IBM IoT for Continuous Engineering on Cloud solution is doing to secure the environments of some of IBM largest and smallest customers. We will discuss topics of network management, uncovering vulnerabilities, visibility into activity and threats, and practices of encryption, monitoring, backup and disaster recovery in a secure environment. You will gain knowledge on what to consider to secure your own crown jewels!

About the speakers(s):

  • Erin O’Connor
    Offering Manager - CE On Cloud - IBM
  • Steven Pendergrass
    Watson IoT CE on Cloud Service Delivery Manager - IBM
2:00 PM
5:00 PM

Model Based Engineering VoiCE

by Graham Bleakley
VoiCE

As an organization you need to validate early and often. Ensure that mistakes/errors are found at a time when they can be fixed and when the cost of doing so is affordable.

This session will explore the current modeling management roadmaps and explain our strategic direction . Attendees will have opportunity to engage with lead developers discussing and prioritizing use cases that will influence development.

Session will also ask attendees:
– To describe the role modeling plays in their design and verification activities
– Provide insight into how modeling will be “impacted” as their own roadmaps and strategic directions evolve

About the speakers(s):

  • Graham Bleakley
    Offering Manager - IBM
2:00 PM
5:00 PM

Rational Team Concert VoiCE

by Rolf Nelson
VoiCE

Come hear directly from our product and development team about our vision for Rational Team Concert. We will share the roadmap and our strategies around IoT, DevOps, SaaS, agile/SAFe, scalability, usability and reuse. Our goals for this session are to:

Provide an opportunity for our key customers to influence the RTC product direction.
Explore key problems and trends our customers have with software development.
Gather input on our user interface design across RTC and CLM for developer usability. And also, to gather input on the latest RTC Quick Planner Next flexible process and tag based UI intended to replace the existing RTC Quick Planner in our next release.

About the speakers(s):

  • Rolf Nelson
    Product Manager: Rational Team Concert - IBM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

RQM Introduction

by Paul Tasillo
Quality Management (QM)

This session will review the RQM product and how it can be used to enhance your Quality Management practices. Talk will also highlight some ‘best practices’ of how to use the tool.

About the speakers(s):

  • Paul Tasillo
    RQM Technical lead - Persistent Systems
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Transforming R&D with Machine Learning

by Roger Holmberg and Maria Ericsson
Development and Engineering Best Practices

Imagine an organization that builds a hardware product that includes 15 MSLOC, where all that software is integrated, built and automatically tested several thousand times a day. Where half of that code is replaced in a year. Where customers get a new update every second week. Where today the feeling is that what can be automated has been automated in the continuous integration and delivery process.
And yet there is motivation for significant improvement:
– Large volumes of engineering data is collected during the delivery process, across many incompatible data sources.
– Despite significant progress in process automation; with such complex systems and advanced innovations, decision making and problem solving can be quite time consuming.
– Because of the complexity of the system built, the engineering infrastructure is in itself complex. Result is suboptimal resource utilization of the infrastructure with consequential impact on cost and time.
– To stay competitive, customer responsiveness must continue to improve. A challenge is to more quickly triage large volumes of customer requests that are submitted to make sure resources are spent in the most efficient way.
– Test consumes significant resource in spite of high level of automation: need to get to the next level of test avoidance and test automation

So, how can we work together with IBM to introduce machine learning and IBM cognitive digital twin technologies to address these issues – this is a story of that journey and how we work together to identify next steps together with IBM Watson IoT and IBM Research. We share our vision and the opportunities we see moving forward.

About the speakers(s):

  • Roger Holmberg
    Product Owner BNEP Engineering Environment - Ericsson
  • Maria Ericsson
    Technical Director Continuous Engineering Solutions - IBM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM

DOORS 9 to DOORS Next Generation – tips and trips to simplify your migration

by Paul Ellis and Morgan Brown
Requirements Management (RM)

IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation (DNG) is the evolution in requirements management. It takes the best parts of DOORS 9 and lessons learned by the DOORS community to create a requirements management tool hosted on top of the IBM Jazz platform. This session will review options for DOORS customers on how to evolve their requirements management deployment, benefits of each approach, and guidance on migrating from DOORS to DNG based on the IBM migration experience. This session will also provide a DNG-centric perspective on the optimum way to setup your projects and modules, with a succinct deep-dive into the most pertinent areas to understand in order to ensure your new system is performing during migration and well afterwards.

About the speakers(s):

  • Paul Ellis
    Expert IT Specialist - IBM
  • Morgan Brown
    Worldwide Enablement Lead Continuous Engineering - IBM Watson IoT
3:00 PM
4:15 PM

Migrating a massive CE implementation to IBM Cloud

by Lisa Taverner, Neal Middlemore, and Peter Pendergrass
Deploying CE Solutions including Cloud

This session will look at migrating CE instances at scale with a look at a real example of a recent migration. We will look at the applications involved, the vast quantity of data and the sheer scale of the deployment. We will also look at the timescales it took to perform this migration and the planning that went in to it.

About the speakers(s):

  • Lisa Taverner
    Jaguar Land Rover
  • Neal Middlemore
    Technical Lead EMEA - ClearObject
  • Peter Pendergrass
    IBM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM

What’s New and Coming in IBM Rational Quality Manager?

by Christophe Telep
Quality Management (QM)

Come and learn the benefits of the latest releases of IBM Rational Quality Manager as well as what we are working on next. Hear how the new capabilities help organizations improve the efficiency of quality management and testing processes part of continuous engineering. The session covers the improvements made to test authoring, email notifications and reporting among others.

About the speakers(s):

  • Christophe Telep
    Offering Manager - IBM
3:45 PM
4:15 PM

Achieving Computer Systems GxP Compliance 
with Rational Quality Manager

by Drazen Tomac and Taha Boulaguigue
Quality Management (QM)

This session introduces a solution for the validation of GxP Pharmaceutical Computer Systems using IBM Rational Quality Manager.
This solution implements Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) required for Computer Systems Validation as well as Qualification and Testing, ensures 21 CFR Part 11 compatibility of the process, and enables automatic requirements traceability.

About the speakers(s):

  • Drazen Tomac
    Global Quality Assurance Test Manager - Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Taha Boulaguigue
    Senior Solution Architect - IBM Switzerland
3:45 PM
5:00 PM

Configuration Management: What Have We Learned?

by Tim Feeney and Kathryn Fryer
Round Tables

For IBM IoT Continuous Engineering and Collaborative Lifecycle Management clients, adopting configuration management across the lifecycle requires changes to processes as well as tool usage. This interactive session will facilitate sharing of experiences in adoption – both what has worked well and what has been problematic- with the goals of learning from each other, consolidating practices, and identifying outstanding issues to be addressed.

About the speakers(s):

  • Tim Feeney
    Executive IT Specialist - Solution Architect - IBM
  • Kathryn Fryer
    Solution Architect - IBM
3:45 PM
4:15 PM

How DevOps and Value Stream Integration are Transforming Car Development

by Beth Beese
Requirements Management (RM)

Software is now the more expensive part within the modern car, forcing automotive manufacturers to rethink the way they develop and deliver software. Over the past decade, Agile and DevOps methodologies have been key in improving the efficiency of software delivery for small and mid-sized organizations. Agile development has provided a framework for shortening iterations and adapting to ever changing requirements.  DevOps establishes a conceptual foundation for automating every part of the software delivery pipeline. While these methodologies are standard practice in building software, scaling these concepts across hundred and thousands of engineers is problematic. In this presentation, I will explain how companies can reimagine their software value stream to successfully scale Agile and DevOps initiatives, boost collaboration between teams, minimize waste and ensure fast delivery of high quality software. An integrated software value stream means manufacturers can adapt to the evolving digital world, innovate, and differentiate their service offerings.

About the speakers(s):

  • Beth Beese
3:45 PM
4:15 PM

Implementing DEVOPS using IBM Urban Code to deliver complex AUTOSAR Tool Chain using tailor made variant management

by Sachin Londhe
Development and Engineering Best Practices

KPIT develops and licenses AUTOSAR BSW Software components and Authoring tool chain called Compose for KSAR. The release management of these tools is quite complex task as it involves frequent releases, variations per customer and ensuring defect free deliveries. The Authoring tool is based on AUTOSAR’s ARTOP tooling. Core Platform and BSW specific bundles for different components and code generators are shipped as separate plugins. Each plugin also has variations per customer and releases are pushed to common eclipse provisioning platform (p2) site so that respective customer gets specific releases entitled to them. The need of this accurate release management brought a need to have excellent DEVOPS tool to augment standard continuous build automation. Continuous delivery enabled by IBM Urban code helps to prepare (develop) and release respective bundles quickly for consumption of customer located worldwide.

About the speakers(s):

  • Sachin Londhe
    Founder - Director - Datamato Technologies Pvt. Ltd
4:30 PM
5:00 PM

Configuring Rational CLM deployment to authentication via SAML IDP

by Paul Ellis and Shubjit Naik
Deploying CE Solutions including Cloud

Authenticating via a SAML IDP is one of the key question in the last few months. We have introduced a new SSO solution, Jazz Authorization Server which can be configured with CLM which supports SAML Authentication. IBM has been working with several clients deploying the CLM solution with their Enterprise SAML IDP and this session will cover the best practices to follow and the challenges we overcame at a large production deployment.

About the speakers(s):

  • Paul Ellis
    Expert IT Specialist - IBM
  • Shubjit Naik
    CE Global Response Team - IBM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM

Continuous Engineering of IIoT Applications Demands Secure Application Code

by Mark Pitchford
Requirements Management (RM)

Engineering organisations across almost every industrial sector are now offering advice when it comes to designing, developing and deploying an industrial internet that is interoperable, safe and secure. In particular, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Working Group for Industrie 4.0 have generated guidelines and recommendations in the form of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) and the Reference Architectural Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0) respectively.

Both IIRA and RAMI 4.0 abstract the different data domains represented in the Industrial Internet of Things into data sets and rights of access to them, with the IIRA model based on Functional Domains and Viewpoints, and RAMI 4.0 referencing Functional Layers, a Life Cycle and Value Stream, and Hierarchy levels.

The secure separation of these domains is key to any implementation intended to be compliant with either architecture model, as reflected not only in the ongoing search for alignment between the two communities, but also in the IIC’s Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF) guidelines.

Such a requirement can be partially fulfilled by the adoption of secure middleware; just one component in a sophisticated software hierarchy, perhaps underpinned at the implementation layer by using a hypervisor to reinforce the separation provided by the middleware, or perhaps deploying such as ARM’s TrustZone technology.

But no such separation approach is a bullet proof means to the implementation of either RAMI 4.0 or IIRA. TrustZone, for example, is impressive but provides separation between only two domains. The isolation provided by virtualization technology is more flexible, but is restricted to the processor implementing the hypervisor. Any other bus masters in the system, such as DMA engines and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), can bypass the protections provided by the hypervisor and thus must also be managed to enforce the required security policy, which in practice is difficult to achieve.

This presentation will argue that such separation technologies are welcome and perhaps essential, but that ultimately the application code must also be secure if adequate protection is to be achieved. It will discuss why the adherence to process standards such as IEC 61508 can provide a path to the fulfilment of security AND safety requirements. And it will discuss how an integrated tool suite can make the adoption of such standards as pain-free as possible within a continuous engineering framework.

About the speakers(s):

  • Mark Pitchford
4:30 PM
5:00 PM

Using IBM Rational Quality Manager to meet regulatory compliance

by Michael Baatz
Quality Management (QM)

IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) is a comprehensive tool for test management and quality assurance. This session shows how RQM capabilities like process templates, workflows and E-signatures are used to ensure that a test process and the traceability from requirements to tests meet regulatory compliance. The RQM best practices presented in this session are based on a project in the medical device industry.

About the speakers(s):

  • Michael Baatz
    Technical Leader IoT - Product Development Solutions - SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH

9:00 AM
10:00 AM

Digital Twin and the Engineering Lifecycle

by Dibbe Edwards
Keynote

The term “digital twin” is currently a hot one, riding the twin coattails of IoT and Industrie 4.0. The term itself is very broad and has many interpretations. In this session we will give an overview of the key elements of a digital twin, and its sister concept of the “digital thread”, and discuss the relationship between digital twins and the engineering lifecycle, and discuss some of the ways in which IBM’s CE and IoT portfolios support the creation of digital twins and digital threads.

About the speakers(s):

  • Dibbe Edwards
9:00 AM
10:00 AM

Realizing Lean-Agile Product Development Flow using SAFe

by Christophe Telep
Keynote

SAFe is the leading agile scaling framework currently used by a majority of the Fortune 100 companies. This Mini Keynote provides an overview of why product development organizations are adopting lean and agile principles, what benefits they get from this framework and how they get started with this transformation. You will then learn how the IBM Continuous Engineering solution supports agile at scale and what are the typical adoption paths.

About the speakers(s):

  • Christophe Telep
    Offering Manager - IBM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM

Transforming the systems engineering space with Watson and IoT

by Fariz Saracevic
Keynote

We are entering a period of disruptive technologies. These technologies will impact our products, our business processes and those of our customers and suppliers. They will change how Systems Engineering is conducted, where it is conducted and who conducts it. We will walk through the Systems Engineering Life Cycle and see how Watson and IoT will change every aspect of how Systems Engineering is conducted and used. The topics will include how we engineer our products, how we manage our products and how we engage our products. We will also touch on our latest advances in applying natural language understanding and processing to requirements management to improve the quality of requirements.

About the speakers(s):

  • Fariz Saracevic
    Senior Offering Manager - IBM
10:15 AM
12:00 PM

Auto Industry Round Table

by Fariz Saracevic and Graham Bleakley
Round Tables

About the speakers(s):

  • Fariz Saracevic
    Senior Offering Manager - IBM
  • Graham Bleakley
    Offering Manager - IBM
10:15 AM
10:45 AM

Continuous Integration for HIL testing using RQM

by Angel Moreno and Oskar Berreteaga
Quality Management (QM)

Railway acceptance testing in the field is a very costly operation both in terms of time and budget. Finding an issue at the last stage in the development cycle usually triggers a set of activities that have to be carried round the clock in order to quickly and efficiently fix the issues.
Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) is one useful technique that is becoming popular when trying to detect issues as early as possible by simulating a very close to real environment.
CAF Power and Automation has developed a worklow which greatly reduces the effort to test new control software versions in their HIL environment.
When a test plan is defined in Rational Quality Manager (RQM) including its test cases, CAF Power & Automation engineers can semi automatically generate test executive script skeletons based on those test cases.
Afterwards, CAF Power and Automation test engineers are capable of launching an automated test campaign whenever a new version is committed and when some other additional conditions are met. Automated test runs include:
– Downloading a new control software to the DUT target and the matching HIL software version
– Launching command line adapter to run a test suite against the DUT that drives the HIL
– Getting the execution results back into RQM
– Notify developers in case of test failures

Rational Quality Manager works as the central hub for the test plan, its test cases and test scripts and also stores the results of every run thus providing full test execution visibility, accounting and traceability.

Using this approach CAF Power & Automation has increased the reliability of their control software by a factor of 10 achieving almost full regression testing and thus they have greatly reduced their field testing and acceptance campaigns

About the speakers(s):

  • Angel Moreno
    CFA Power & Automation
  • Oskar Berreteaga
    SW Business Manager - ULMA Embedded Solutions
10:15 AM
10:45 PM

How to setup Kerberos SSO with multiple Active Directories, WAS and CLM

by Paul Ellis and Shubjit Naik
Deploying CE Solutions including Cloud

As an enterprise adopts Collaborative Lifecycle Management across the organisation, it is typically locally or centrally managed.
What happens when you’re using Kerberos Single Sign-on and need to access a locally managed CLM instance within a different active directory?
We will describe how we achieved this with a large defence contractor using some custom scripts and lesser known WAS setting, this can be achieved.

About the speakers(s):

  • Paul Ellis
    Expert IT Specialist - IBM
  • Shubjit Naik
    CE Global Response Team - IBM
10:15 AM
10:45 AM

How to Start Developing Custom Widgets for DOORS Next Generation Using JavaScript, OSLC, and RM API

by Bartosz Chrabski
Requirements Management (RM)

About the speakers(s):

  • Bartosz Chrabski
    Director of Technology - SmarterProcess
10:15 AM
12:00 PM

Introduction to Model Based Testing with Rhapsody TestConductor

by Christian Wachtendorf
Workshop

IBM® Rhapsody® TestConductor® is an add-on of IBM® Rhapsody® for testing of systems and software. It uses the OMG Testing Profile (which accomplishes the OMG UML and SysML) to enable modeling and visual specification of test architecture and test behavior. Key feature is built in traceability between requirements, design and tests by UML/SysML model elements and automatic generation of executable test code from modeled tests. Regarding software testing the tests can be executed on host or various target environments, including debugging on model or code level.

You will start with a simple model containing requirements and design and specify tests based on test scenarios to verify the system or software design meets the requirements. The tests will be executed and after successful execution the coverage of design elements and requirements will be assessed.

About the speakers(s):

  • Christian Wachtendorf
10:15 AM
10:45 AM

Why the IBM Continuous Engineering Solution fits for Automotive – Examples from some Customers

by Peter Schedl
Development and Engineering Best Practices

About the speakers(s):

  • Peter Schedl
    Program Manager - IBM Deutschland GmbH
11:15 AM
11:45 AM

Building An Ecosystem Based On The Jazz Platform

by Marko Tomljenovic
Development and Engineering Best Practices

Robert Bosch is rolling out CLM to all its developers working in the automotive domain (>15k users). This activity is now ongoing for the last 4 years and will last at least some more years. The applications contained in the CLM solution are getting more and more fully adopted. But not all legacy and new applications can be replaced by their counterparts in CLM. Moreover it makes sense to use the best-of breed application of its domain and “glue” this application with all other related applications in- and outside CLM. This “glue” is the Jazz platform/CLM and Bosch is using it to build an “ALM ecosystem”. We will present how big our ALM eco system is at this moment, what are its capabilities and what plans we have for the future.

About the speakers(s):

  • Marko Tomljenovic
    Senior Architect - Robert Bosch GmbH
11:15 AM
11:45 AM

Make your IoT data usable with a product innovation platform

by Rolf Laudenbach
Development and Engineering Best Practices

Today a big variety of connected devices and sensors generate huge amounts of data. But even the best machine learning algorithms won’t find any knowledge in this data without the appropriate context – the exact configuration and lifecycle information. This information is hidden in all the disconnected Engineering and Manufacturing silos – making it impossible to use this data.

The solution is a product innovation platform based on a modern and flexible PLM system like Aras. This platform enables a continuous view of all relevant product and process data across all phases of the product life cycle, disciplines, locations and process chains.

About the speakers(s):

  • Rolf Laudenbach
    Director Customer Solutions - Aras
11:15 AM
11:45 AM

Managing Complexity using Components in DNG

by Tim Feeney and George DeCandio
Requirements Management (RM)

Are you planning to partition your DNG projects into multiple ‘fine grained’ components? BUT….how fine is too fine grained? In this session we will specifically look at managing Components within DNG and describe current considerations, limitations and strategies for adopting configuration management so you can plan a smooth adoption and successfully realize the benefits in your organization. 

About the speakers(s):

  • Tim Feeney
    Executive IT Specialist - Solution Architect - IBM
  • George DeCandio
    Distinguished Engineer - Persistent Systems
11:15 AM
11:45 AM

RTC Cluster Testing at a Customer

by Ralph Schoon and Shubjit Naik
Deploying CE Solutions including Cloud

A customer needed a better understanding how RTC Clustering scales to better understand if RTC Clustering can satisfy their expected user onboarding. We performed performance tests during 2017 and beginning of 2018. This presentation shows the testing that was done, how it was done, and what we learned about RTC Clustering Scalability. This presentation will also provide you with some insights into performance testing and monitoring and what you should consider if you are looking into doing something similar.

About the speakers(s):

  • Ralph Schoon
    Leading Technical Sales Professional - IBM
  • Shubjit Naik
    CE Global Response Team - IBM
11:15 AM
11:45 AM

Test Campaign handling in RQM when performing Software Development in CLM using global configurations

by Rudi Bunkens and Yvo Van Wezemael
Quality Management (QM)

Bombardier Transportation uses the configuration management of CE to follow a parametrized variant management approach for development of their core train control management software. Coming from a 200% view (generic) to a 150% view (family) to a 100% view (product) by instantiating parameter values and selecting features gives control and flexibility. While this fits nicely with the stream capabilities and usage of global configuration for requirements management (DNG) and code (RTC SCM), it does not really fit to the way tests are executed.
Tests are done in the context of so-called ‘Test Campaigns’ where multiple products (train configurations) of one family are tested together – targeting for re-use of test results for test cases whose requirements fall in the same equivalence class with respect to scope and parameter values. It is important to have a central place for managing these tests. Therefore the test execution is not done in the context of the QM streams for the individual products but in the family stream.
An automation has been developed by IBM CE services which automatically creates test case execution records, test result artifacts for re-usable test execution results both from current test campaign but also from previous test campaigns based on information of requirements which have been affected by changes during the latest development cycle.

About the speakers(s):

  • Rudi Bunkens
    Business Analyst - Bombardier
  • Yvo Van Wezemael
    Solution Architect - IBM
1:00 PM
1:45 PM

IoT Hands-On workshop

by Wolfgang Steindl and Taha Boulaguigue
Workshop

This session gives you an hands-on introduction to Watson IoT and some cognitive services (e.g. Language services). We will provide Raspberry Pi’s and you will create your IoT project based on IBM’s technology. We will use Node-Red to fast and easily achieve our goals. Attention – this will be definitely fun !

About the speakers(s):

  • Wolfgang Steindl
  • Taha Boulaguigue
    Senior Solution Architect - IBM Switzerland
1:15 PM
1:45 PM

Infosys Continuous Testing Platform

by Naresh Choudhary and Amit Gulati
Quality Management (QM)

We are adopting Agile & DevOps to shorter the delivery cycles. In this context, continuous testing definitely has an edge over traditional test automation approach.
Continuous testing brings the process of executing series of automated tests, as part of the software delivery pipeline, to obtain the instant feedback on the quality of the solution to iron out the business risks with a software release candidate
Automation Group has developed Infosys Continuous Testing platform (ICTP) to implement continuous testing across projects @ Infosys. It follows de-skilled approach by orchestrating the best in-class test automation tools across Software Testing Lifecycle. This platform brings below mentioned capabilities.
•Ability to check out the code, test artifacts from source control management systems like Rational Team Concert
•Perform continuous Unit testing and code analysis
•Automated functional, performance and security testing using open source and commercial test automation tools like Rational Functional Tester, Rational Performance Tester & Selenium
•Provision for virtualization testing along with starting and stopping the stubs using Rational Integration (RIT) and Rational Test Virtualization Server (RTVS)
•Ability to perform pre testing and post testing activities
•Integrate with ALM tools like IBM CLM
•Provides consolidated dashboard for tracking & monitoring the status of test execution across builds

Overall benefits of ICTP
•Provides Fast and Continuous Feedback
•Helps in Identification of opportunities for defect prevention
•Reduces Risks & Technical Debt
•Improves Quality of Delivery
•Increases Release Cadence

About the speakers(s):

  • Naresh Choudhary
    Vice President - Infosys
  • Amit Gulati
    Group Project Manager - Infosys
1:15 PM
1:45 PM

Model based development and testing of a safety critical software project

by Eike Romer and Christian Wachtendorf
Model Based Engineering

Testing early and often is a vital part of avoiding late-stage rework causing delays and cost overruns in complex product development. Together with full traceability from tests through the model up to requirements it is a key enabler for safety critical software development and certification. Model based testing (MBT) is an approach using models to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of software testing. This presentation shows how requirement management, SysML/UML, Rational Rhapsody and Rhapsody TestConductor Add On combined with the certifiable Willert RXF C framework enable to prepare and execute model based software unit and integration tests with a high degree of automation in a continuous engineering environment. Its application, challenges and solutions on a railway case study (IEC 61508/EN 50128) with safety critical flavor will be discussed.

About the speakers(s):

  • Eike Romer
    Development Manager - Willert Software Tools GmbH
  • Christian Wachtendorf
1:15 PM
1:45 PM

SAFe applied to Hardware Development using RTC

by Danny Beerens
Development and Engineering Best Practices

To overcome the hassle of integrating a large complex medical device, a Dutch medical device company started to use the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) for their software development.
After the software teams adapted to this way of working they wanted to apply the SAFe model to the other disciplines (hardware and electronics) as well.
This revealed some very interesting challenges, as the teams are independent, geographically spread and not used to an Agile way of working.
This presentation will show how IBM Rational Team Concert was used to apply SAFe to these disciplines, based on the experiences from their software department.

About the speakers(s):

  • Danny Beerens
    Senior Technical Consultant - Alten Nederland
1:15 PM
1:45 PM

The Internet of Every Thing

by John McDonald
Development and Engineering Best Practices

The data driven economy isn’t the future – it’s already here. As everyday devices become smarter and connect to each other, the data produced through human interaction with those things has become the creator and destroyer of business. We will trace the impact of just one of those everyday devices – a car – as a way to explain what has already happened and to enlighten on what is to come.

About the speakers(s):

  • John McDonald
    CEO - ClearObject
1:15 PM
1:45 PM

The value of Requirements Management for EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre

by Herbert Naessens
Requirements Management (RM)

Requirements management is an essential element in the system engineering process at the EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre, a cross-border Air Traffic Control service provider in one of the busiest airspaces of Europe . A structured methodology has been set up using IBM Rational DOORS to ensure full traceability between different level of requirements, tests and external regulations. Because the traditional V-model is challenged by Agile development approaches, the workflow in DOORS has been adapted with custom plugins to merge the best of two worlds.

About the speakers(s):

  • Herbert Naessens
    System Level Expert - EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Disruption Changes Everything – Requirements Management in the World of IoT

by Morgan Brown
Requirements Management (RM)

Systems Engineers used to be able to build what they wanted, focusing only on the critical capabilities of the thing they were working on – top speed, acceleration, scant regard for safety, fuel efficiency and environmental impact was considered.

Following the issues with the de Havilland Comet systems engineers had to consider not on these issues but future potential problems based on past experiences that are literally a catalogue of errors. Not only that but interactions between parts of the system needed to be considered.

Now with the digital disruption that is the IoT systems engineers need to further expand their horizons as to “what is my system” and “who are my stakeholders”. Systems gather feedback in real time and potentially re-optimize based on those measurements. Disruption Changes Everything!

About the speakers(s):

  • Morgan Brown
    Worldwide Enablement Lead Continuous Engineering - IBM Watson IoT
2:00 PM
5:00 PM

Quality Manager VoiCE

by Christophe Telep
VoiCE

Meet with the IBM Quality Management leadership team to get insights to the IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) roadmap and provide direct feedback on key enhancement themes, including strategies around DevOps, SaaS and Product Line Engineering. This is your opportunity to influence the RQM product direction!

About the speakers(s):

  • Christophe Telep
    Offering Manager - IBM
2:00 PM
2:45 PM

Rational Team Concert and GitLab / GitHub Integration – Lab

by Shubjit Naik
Lab

Rational Team Concert and Git Integration has been around for a while and we recently introduced a way to Integrate via Webhooks this makes the integration setup very simple and it can include linking Commit discussions that are in Gitlab and GutHub. This Lab will showcase simple step by step instruction to Integrate RTC with GitLab and GitHub using Webhooks.

About the speakers(s):

  • Shubjit Naik
    CE Global Response Team - IBM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Realizing the Digital Thread with Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager

by Andy Lapping
Development and Engineering Best Practices

A Digital Twin is a digital model of a particular asset that spans the entire lifecycle of that asset – including (for example) design specifications, engineering models, materials, components and behavior.

Digital Thread is one of the core concepts in a ‘Digital Twin’ – allowing an integrated view of all of the pieces of an asset’s Digital Twin (or indeed between Digital Twins). In this session Andy Lapping, Technical Enablement Specialist, IBM will demonstrate how Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager may be used to gain business benefit by visualizing and exploring the Digital Thread.

About the speakers(s):

  • Andy Lapping
    Technical Enablement Specialist - IBM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Reporting on configurations and components at scale

by Fariz Saracevic and Kathryn Fryer
Development and Engineering Best Practices

The configuration management capabilities in CLM/CE provide flexibility to componentize your solution for reuse, enabling multiple components in a project area, each with their own configurations. Global configurations group those component configurations into larger components and solutions. As you increase the number of components and the complexity of your global configuration hierarchy, how do you report against them? This session will explore approaches to reporting on large-scale environments.

About the speakers(s):

  • Fariz Saracevic
    Senior Offering Manager - IBM
  • Kathryn Fryer
    Solution Architect - IBM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Why Domain Specific Modeling is necessary to increase the development efficiency – Experiences from the automotive sector

by Dr. Jan Meyer
Model Based Engineering

Currently and in future the systems are getting more and more complex and integrated (System-of-Systems). For managing the complexity the model-based approach with the Systems modeling language (SysML) and the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is widely used. But the main efficiency in the development is not achieved just with using these modeling languages. The main effort is just achieved with a corresponding method and a domain specific tailoring, so that on the one hand the developer easily understand the model and find their wording in the tool and on the other hand to specify the model in a so formal way, that automatic analysis, transformation,etc. are possible. In this session experiences from the automotive sector are presented how a domain specific modeling can be done with SysML/UML and AUTOSAR in the tool IBM Rational Rhapsody and what are the benefits and the key points of this approach.

About the speakers(s):

  • Dr. Jan Meyer
    Referent Technologie - HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
3:00 PM
4:00 PM

Lab – Distributed deployment with Liberty Profile and IBM Http Server 9

by Paul Ellis and Shubjit Naik
Lab

Lab – Given an enterprise deployment of collaborative lifecycle management (CLM), when planned to be scaled with additional applications (for example, additional CCM instances or including JRS), you can introduce IBM WebSphere Liberty into the environment. This Lab would focus on setting up two Liberty instances with IBM HTTP Server 9 as a reverse proxy. We will cover the deployment aspects related to SSL Handshake between IHS and Liberty and also how to Merge plugins.

About the speakers(s):

  • Paul Ellis
    Expert IT Specialist - IBM
  • Shubjit Naik
    CE Global Response Team - IBM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM

MBSE: A SysML Model of a Radar Sensor utilized in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

by Dr. Johanna Schaffner and Dr. Hans-Peter Hoffmann
Model Based Engineering

In the Automotive industry radar sensors are one type of sensors utilized for vehicle functions of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), e.g. for Lane Change Assist or Adaptive Cruise Control. The main task of a sensor is the perception of the environment around the vehicle, thus delivering an important input for ADAS algorithms. Currently, Autoliv Electronics Radar is in the process of introducing MBSE for the radar sensor development, aiming at better mastering the sensor’s complexity and adherence to industry standards like ASPICE, CMMI or
ISO 26262. A study has been started to set up a system architecture for a radar sensor in SysML, using IBM Rational Rhapsody Designer for Systems Engineers, V 8.2.1, and following the Harmony SE work flow. In this presentation, to date results and lessons learned will be shown and discussed.

About the speakers(s):

  • Dr. Johanna Schaffner
    System Architect Radar - Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG
  • Dr. Hans-Peter Hoffmann
    Systems Design Methodologist - Systems Engineering Consulting
3:00 PM
3:30 PM

Next Generation Quick Planner – Tag based boards 

by Rolf Nelson
Change and Configuration Management

In 5.0.2, we introduced you to Quick Planner a web-based planning tool that adds complementary planning views to Rational Team Concert. These views are focused on the needs of the agile developer. Quick Planner supports the fast creation of work items and has specific views for the work of the individual user or the team. Because of its focus on a task-oriented design, Quick Planner can be used by agile developers to get started and be productive right away.

In 6.0.5, we have done a complete redesign of Quick Planner to make it even more simpler and flexible. Interested in knowing what we have to offer? Come and check out the demo of the new Quick Planner. The demo will focus on

Ease of Use: Intuitive Design for Common Agile Tasks

Flexible Boards and Lanes
– Rapidly create a board as quickly as you would a physical one
– Need a new lane? Want to change it’s name? No problem
– Balance the need to report on status across all teams in a consistent way with the need to create your own custom board
“All teams on our project need to have these states, but beyond that you can add/create whatever your team needs”

About the speakers(s):

  • Rolf Nelson
    Product Manager: Rational Team Concert - IBM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM

Variant Management for Complex Systems and Software: Best Practices and Solutions for Product Line Engineering (PLE)

by Holger Schmiedefeldt
Development and Engineering Best Practices

Engineering teams are increasingly challenged by the growing complexity of many and diverging product and system variants. This complexity manifests itself in product/platform feature selections, and the dependencies/constraints between components, systems of systems and variants. The engineering tools used across the lifecycle often lack a systematic and integrated approach to manage variants and how to consistently map & link features to both structural and parametric variation across all engineering assets (e.g. requirements, architecture & system design models, source code, calibration data, product data and documentation, test cases, electrical and mechanic design assets, etc.).

In this session we will share Variant Management best practices and customer experiences featuring IBM Tools DOORS Next, DOORS “Classic” and Rhapsody, the JAZZ platform capabilities for Global Configurations and Streams, and PLE solution deployment with a fully integrated Feature-driven PLE Variants Management tool, pure::variants.

About the speakers(s):

  • Holger Schmiedefeldt
    VP WW Sales & Business Development - pure-systems GmbH
3:00 PM
3:30 PM

Want to be successful with SAFe 4.5? Start by doing what s Essential

by Bhawana Gupta and Amy Silberbauer
Requirements Management (RM)

In this session, join us to understand how to start with ‘what s Essential’ to be successful in your adoption of SAFe. 
Learn what are the minimal elements – the ‘What s
Essential’ to manage Requirements effectively to achieve what s possible and progress to doing the impossible.

About the speakers(s):

  • Bhawana Gupta
    WW Technical Enablement Lead - CE, Agile & SAFe - IBM
  • Amy Silberbauer
    Solution Architect, Watson IoT Offering Management - IBM
3:45 PM
4:15 PM

Advanced reuse strategies for Doors Next Generation

by Robert Hellebrand
Requirements Management (RM)

Learn how feature model based variant management can be used in combination with different mechanisms provided by Doors Next Generation to create variants of a generic requirements document.
We will discuss the pro and cons of the use of enumeration attributes, module copies, streams and global configurations.
In advance we will also show how the co-evolution of the generic requirements as well as of the variants can be handled.

About the speakers(s):

  • Robert Hellebrand
    Field Application Engineer - pure-systems GmbH
3:45 PM
4:15 PM

Advancing RTC’s Software Configuration Management capabilities to meet the needs of complex development at scale

by Mehul Mehta
Change and Configuration Management

This session will talk about various advance SCM capabilities introduced in RTC in the recent past including stream organization, rollback/history and many more.

About the speakers(s):

  • Mehul Mehta
    Program Director - Persistent Systems
3:45 PM
4:15 PM

Model Driven Software Engineering for Intelligent Vehicles with Rhapsody and SysML

by Klaus Uhl
Model Based Engineering

Engineering control systems for automated vehicles is a very complex endeavor that requires exploration and evaluation of many alternatives. Modeling, code generation, and automation are the only means to keep within bounds the effort of maintaining, integrating, and testing these constantly changing software architectures.

At Intel’s Automated Driving Group, we are developing a SysML based Domain Specific Language to define platform-independent models (PIM) that are augmented with platform-specific configuration at the comparably high abstraction level of components. Platform-specific code generators transform them into C++ source files, CMake build scripts, and configuration files for the Robot Operating System (ROS) or the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform. The component implementations are decoupled from the underlying platform by means of a generic programming interface that is derived from the PIM. They can be reused across any supported platform.

This presentation will show how we have implemented this Model Driven Software Engineering tool chain using Rhapsody and talk about the major challenges that we had to overcome.

About the speakers(s):

  • Klaus Uhl
    Intel
3:45 PM
4:15 PM

Overview of the Jazz.net Rational Team Concert clustered deployment and its integration with IBM Application Performance Management for integrated monitoring

by Richard Watts and Vishwanath Ramaswamy
Deploying CE Solutions including Cloud

This session will cover the overall topology of the Jazz.net production environment and how we transformed the RTC deployments to be clustered. This will highlight the cluster configuration and also the monitoring integration with IBM Application Performance Management. The monitoring will highlight the integration with the CE/CLM MBeans and the configured alerts based on best practices

About the speakers(s):

  • Richard Watts
    Program Director, Jazz Foundation, CE/CLM - Persistent Systems Inc.
  • Vishwanath Ramaswamy
    Technical Lead, Jazz Foundation, CE/CLM - Persistent Systems Inc.
4:00 PM
5:00 PM

Refactoring projects into components with Collaborative Lifecycle Management

by Paul Ellis
Lab

This lab is designed to take you through the best practices approach to refactoring your projects into components. Starting with the main thought processes to apply when creating components, the lab will move on to highlight the key areas to setup via a step-by-step lab.
Since CLM 6.0.3, the ability to create components in requirements management and quality management, combined with the power of global configurations allows complex structures to maximise reuse.
This lab will provide you with the essential lessons to approach your own refactoring.

About the speakers(s):

  • Paul Ellis
    Expert IT Specialist - IBM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM

Agile Systems Engineering

by Bruce Douglass
Model Based Engineering

Agile methods have proven successful in the software domain, but how can these incremental, iterative, and agile methods be applied to systems engineering? Bruce Powel Douglass, author of Real-Time Agility, talks about how agile methods have had a tremendous impact on the development of embedded and real-time software and how to best gain the advantages of agile methods within the systems engineering domain.

About the speakers(s):

  • Bruce Douglass
    Chief Evangelist - IBM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM

Challenges, Options and Approaches for Managing Multiple CLM Environment for Internal, Customer and Partner Development

by Roger Holmberg and Steven Beard
Deploying CE Solutions including Cloud

This session will outline Ericsson’s experience on managing many CLM environment for both internal and customer development. For both security and confidentially reasons Ericsson needs to have multiple separated CLM environments, but is looking at the options of establishing friendship relationships across them to allow further collaboration.

In addition, this session will outline IBM support for managing multiple CLM environments on-premise, via CLM as a Managed Service, CLM SaaS or a hybrid combination. We will outline the security, confidentiality and collaboration mechanisms we support and how they can be used for different collaboration patterns.

About the speakers(s):

  • Roger Holmberg
    Product Owner BNEP Engineering Environment - Ericsson
  • Steven Beard
    IBM ALM Deployment Technical Lead - IBM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM

Migration Path To Enable Clustering for Rational Team Concert

by Shubjit Naik
Change and Configuration Management

Given an enterprise deployment of Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM), when planned to implement Clustering for Rational Team Concert you could encounter a lot of challenges in the Migration path as you would need to introduce and Migrate to IBM WebSphere Liberty ,Jazz Authorization Server, HA Proxy and MessageSight to enable clustering. This session cover tips and tricks to help enable a smooth Migration while adopting clustering from real-time experience on a large scale production deployment.

About the speakers(s):

  • Shubjit Naik
    CE Global Response Team - IBM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM

Successfully Migrating from DOORS to DOOR Next Generation.  The full story

by George DeCandio and Ed Gentry
Requirements Management (RM)

DOORS Next Generation has grown into a highly productive requirements management environment and now includes game changing features like configuration management, components, workflow, and a centrally managed types system. Leveraging these powerful features can significantly improve your team’s requirements management processes. Many organizations are considering moving from DOORS to DNG and are discovering the move to be far from straightforward.

This session attempts to demystify moving from a DOORS environment into DOORS Next Generation. George DeCandio (DNG development lead) and Ed Gentry (DNG services expert) have years of experience working with customers on real world DNG deployments and migrations and will take you through the “why”, “how”, and “challenges” of moving from DOORS to DNG. This session will cover planning, process re-engineering, data migration and many other important considerations. If your organization is even thinking about migrating from DOORS to DNG you should attend this session.

About the speakers(s):

  • George DeCandio
    Distinguished Engineer - Persistent Systems
  • Ed Gentry
    Senior Solution Architect - Persistent Systems Inc.

 

9:00 AM
9:30 AM

Introduction of LFS (Large File System) in CCM to support ClearCase migration

by Guido Schneider and Daniel Diebolt
Change and Configuration Management

With introduction of LFS (Large Files System) support in RCT 6.0.5, we were able to fill one major gap, in forcing migration of projects from ClearCase to RTC-SCM.

In the presentation, I will show how Siemens Building Technology has introduced LFS (Large File System), based on a WebDav Server (Artifactory CE).
The presentation will give you guidance and goos practice to start quick and successfully.

About the speakers(s):

  • Guido Schneider
    Global ALM Tool Manager - Siemens Building Technology
  • Daniel Diebolt
    IBM
9:00 AM
3:00 PM

Open Labs

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Lab

About the speakers(s):

9:00 AM
12:00 PM

Requirements Management

by Richard Watson
VoiCE

The scalability, performance, availability, security etc. of a Jazz environment is influenced by both Jazz development decisions and deployment choices.

Unlike the individual product sessions that focus on product functions, this session solicits feedback on your experience with Jazz deployments, including designing, installing, configuring, integrating, upgrading, licensing and administering Jazz environments. As part of this session, you can help influence the Jazz deployment strategy, guidance, and product and solution directions.

About the speakers(s):

  • Richard Watson
    Senior Product Manager, Requirements Management Tools - IBM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM

Surround your Engineering teams to scale agile to the Enterprise

by Bhawana Gupta
Development and Engineering Best Practices

Are you happy with how your engineering teams are realizing success with agile methods using tools like Jira and Rational Team Concert? Great! But realize that having the most efficient and effective agile teams does not mean that you have an efficient and effective organization. Often the success of agile development teams is wasted or limited without the benefits of applying agile at scale across the organization. Join us to understand what issues are preventing you from being successful and how IBM CLM solution embedded with the best practices from the industry-leading Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) can surround teams using RTC or a third-party tool and provide your organization with the ability to scale agile across the enterprise.

About the speakers(s):

  • Bhawana Gupta
    WW Technical Enablement Lead - CE, Agile & SAFe - IBM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM

Using Rhapsody in resource limited AUTOSAR Environments

by Walter van der Heiden
Model Based Engineering

Car industry is moving to AUTOSAR and to MDSE. This can be combined, Rhapsody has excellent AUTOSAR import and export facilities and can do AUTOSAR based modelling.
But sometimes, this is just overkill for simple solutions on ECU’s with limited resources.
This presentation shows you how to use just enough AUTOSAR to satisfy all other stakeholders but uses the optimised code generation of Rhapsody and the award-winning RXF from Willert to create fully generated, automatically testable applications.
A real-world example is used to explain how this is done.

About the speakers(s):

  • Walter van der Heiden
    CTO - Willert Software Tools GmbH
9:45 AM
12:00 PM

Deployment

by Steven Beard
VoiCE

The scalability, performance, availability, security etc. of a Jazz environment is influenced by both Jazz development decisions and deployment choices.

Unlike the individual product sessions that focus on product functions, this session solicits feedback on your experience with Jazz deployments, including designing, installing, configuring, integrating, upgrading, licensing and administering Jazz environments. As part of this session, you can help influence the Jazz deployment strategy, guidance, and product and solution directions.

About the speakers(s):

  • Steven Beard
    IBM ALM Deployment Technical Lead - IBM
9:45 AM
10:15 AM

Integration of non-Rational tools like Mathlab, MagicDraw, EA, Jira into IBM Jazz

by Christoph Bergner
Model Based Engineering

IBM Jazz offers some very strong concepts for complex engineering environments such as global config management, cross tool traceability, OSLC and many more. But in addition to the Rational tools that are well integrated into the Jazz platform, engineering usually makes use of many other tools like Mathlab Simulink, MagicDraw, Enterprise Architect or Jira that are not integrated.
This talk demonstrates how tools like the above mentioned can be integrated into the IBM Jazz world and make use of the core principles of Jazz such as cross model traceability and global config management. The talk will show how OSLC is leveraged to build easy to use and powerful solutions that provide superb tool interoperability between Jazz and Non-IBM tools.

About the speakers(s):

  • Christoph Bergner
    Owner - MID GmbH
9:45 AM
10:15 AM

Jazz-Community Open Source Project, What’s New and Noteworthy

by Guido Schneider
Change and Configuration Management

Siemens and IBM DACH founded the Open Source Platform “jazz-community.org” to share Jazz Extension in summer 2017.
We want to share our Jazz extensions with other companies and motivate them to share their extensions and/or to collaborate in new projects.
During the session, the jazz-community.org will be presented and the currently shared projects will be shown and some of them demonstrated.

About the speakers(s):

  • Guido Schneider
    Global ALM Tool Manager - Siemens Building Technology
9:45 AM
10:15 AM

What? You can do that now? A survey of what’s new in the CE/CLM solution

by Daniel Moul
Development and Engineering Best Practices

Fasten your seat belts! In this single session you can get caught up on the significant new capabilities in the IBM solution delivered over the last year and in interim milestones since then (and planned for general availability this summer). We will look at what’s new for requirements management, systems engineering, agile/lean development, quality management, software development, reporting, and the digital twin.

We will survey updates to DOORS Next Generation (RDNG) and DOORS, Rhapsody, Team Concert (RTC), Quality Manager (RQM), Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM), shared and add-on capabilities including Global Configuration Management, the Jazz Reporting Service, Rational Publishing Engine, and offerings in the IBM Cloud.

About the speakers(s):

  • Daniel Moul
    Senior Offering Manager - IBM
10:45 AM
11:15 AM

Global configuration management: vision, progress, possible directions

by Tim Feeney and Daniel Moul
Change and Configuration Management

Global configuration management promises a new level of simplicity and automation for teams developing complex systems who need to achieve higher levels of change control, reuse, with traceability across the development lifecycle, and at scale. Requirements, designs, tests, files and potentially other tools and their artifacts can participate in federated development streams and baselines. This session will (1) review the motivations for this OASIS OSLC initiative, (2) implementation progress in IBM tools, partner tools and client adoptions, and (3) some thoughts about future directions.

About the speakers(s):

  • Tim Feeney
    Executive IT Specialist - Solution Architect - IBM
  • Daniel Moul
    Senior Offering Manager - IBM
10:45 AM
11:15 AM

Pathing the way to the Digital Twin with MBSE

by Jean-Baptiste Bonnet
Model Based Engineering

The path towards the Digital Twin requires a strong modelling approach.

EVOCEAN has developed over the last years an Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE( approach called Serenity.
Serenity offers an intuitive approach and provides a digital continuity from the needs elicitation to the technical solution that allows a lean management approach of the project assets and very high reuse.
We propose in this session for you to discover the 4 Serenity perspectives and how these – system needs, the system concept, the technical choices and the design – interact and are integrated into a set of consistent and valuable models.

Additionally, we will explain during the session how the approach differs from the status quo and how Serenity allows to manage core assets to maximise the potential of reuse based on Serenity’s inherent model architecture, organisation and principles.

A demonstration will be performed based on an example and IBM Rational Rhapsody tool.

About the speakers(s):

  • Jean-Baptiste Bonnet
    EVOCEAN
10:45 AM
11:15 AM

Techniques for Reducing Reporting Downtime and Gaps in Historical Trend Reports

by Ernest Mah and Guido Schneider
Development and Engineering Best Practices

Reporting is a key tool in allowing continual monitoring and and adjustment as work on systems and software move towards deliveries. Trend reports help with performance indicators on pace of delivery and effort. In this session we focus on Reporting with Lifecycle Query Engine and how to reduce downtime and eliminate History Trend metric gaps in TRS based reporting data that can include configurations. The approach is an evolution of an idea to reduce downtime that was tried and tested at Siemens , combined with additional customer requests around reducing/eliminating gaps in historical trend reports by CLM customers using LQE

About the speakers(s):

  • Ernest Mah
    Senior Architect - Persistent Systems
  • Guido Schneider
    Global ALM Tool Manager - Siemens Building Technology
11:30 AM
12:00 PM

Building Flexible and Effective Enterprise Report Dashboards with Jazz Reporting Service

by Ernest Mah
Development and Engineering Best Practices

About the speakers(s):

  • Ernest Mah
    Senior Architect - Persistent Systems
11:30 AM
12:00 PM

Dependency Board Technical Preview in RTC 6.0.6

by Mehul Mehta and Rolf Nelson
Change and Configuration Management

Come and check out the new Dependency board which is available as a Technical preview in RTC 6.0.6. The demo covers:
– display of the dependency board which provides a visualization to reflect dependencies within a specific scope.
– an example of a PI planning session showing
how teams can identify dependencies across teams and sprints for a given program iteration.
– add/remove dependencies across teams for features as well as child stories
– how the board is generic and independent of the template used (yes it works for non SAFe templates too!)

About the speakers(s):

  • Mehul Mehta
    Program Director - Persistent Systems
  • Rolf Nelson
    Product Manager: Rational Team Concert - IBM
11:30 AM
12:00 PM

MBSE support through Model-Based Testing and Formal Methods

by Dr. Udo Brockmeyer and Raz Yerushalmi
Model Based Engineering

Development and V&V of future systems lead to new challenges regarding correctness, completeness and consistency. Important enablers for development assurance in a continuous engineering environment is the application of powerful MBE, MBT and Formal Methods (FM) technologies as recommended in engineering standards. Such technologies enable to implement full traceability as required by processes such as ASPICE and ISO/IEC 15504, increase the degree of automation in the verification process, the probability to uncover more errors early and the reuse of specification artifacts throughout the engineering phases. When applying FM we have to consider two aspects, i.e. the development of a Formal Specification for natural language requirements, and performing Formal Verification activities. Formal verification can be performed by different existing technologies. This presentation shows how we extended Rhapsody MBE/MBT with FM capabilities – by using the verification method Formal Testing — and how we combined it with the existing Rhapsody MBT solutions. An approach and commercial tool is presented how natural language requirements can easily be formalized, and how Rhapsody system and software designs can be verified, i.e. by performing Formal Testing, against formal specifications of requirements — resulting in greater efficiency and effectiveness.

About the speakers(s):

  • Dr. Udo Brockmeyer
    CEO - BTC Embedded Systems AG
  • Raz Yerushalmi
    Modeling Architect - Persistent Systems Inc.
1:15 PM
3:00 PM

Deployment VoiCE – Special Topic Containers and Automation

by Steven Beard
VoiCE

About the speakers(s):

  • Steven Beard
    IBM ALM Deployment Technical Lead - IBM
1:15 PM
3:00 PM

Digital Twin VoiCE

by Moshe Cohen
VoiCE

Connected products are changing the way manufacturers are looking to deliver value to their customers and become truly agile enterprises. Participants will hear about IBM’s strategic developments in Digital Twin that is central to the realization of such value. Attendees will hear about how IBM is planning to bring cognitive computing and sematic networks as key enablers to a digital thread, that will connect ALM, PLM, Manufacturing, Operations to realize cross-silo value propositions. Attendees will have opportunity to engage with offering leaders discussing and prioritizing key use cases that will influence development efforts through 2018.

About the speakers(s):

  • Moshe Cohen
    Senior Offering Manager - IBM
1:15 PM
3:00 PM

Global Configurations and Product Line Engineering

by Daniel Moul
VoiCE

Complexity is one of the biggest challenges facing software and systems engineering teams today. Configuration management capabilities in the IBM Continuous Engineering solution help teams manage this complexity. You can define and reuse sets of linked requirements, tests, designs, and source files. Use global configurations to assemble these into meaningful and reusable components, which can then be used to more easily create and manage product variance. Come learn about recent improvements and provide feedback on where the solution is heading.

About the speakers(s):

  • Daniel Moul
    Senior Offering Manager - IBM
1:15 PM
1:45 PM

Model Based Systems Engineering – When the Requirements became runnable

by Peter Schedl
Model Based Engineering

Requirements are still largely described in textual terms which, especially in the light of the increasing complexity of the products and the increasing networking among each other (IoT), pushes the creation as well as the processing of these requirements to the limits. For some years now, the method of model-based system engineering has been taking hold in companies. However, this is often downstream of the system requirements and model artifacts can be found in design documents, if at all.

This lecture describes how model-based methods can be used for creating the system specification and how the model and the specification can be further developed and kept synchronous in the subsequent phases of the project.

About the speakers(s):

  • Peter Schedl
    Program Manager - IBM Deutschland GmbH
1:15 PM
3:00 PM

Reporting

by Fariz Saracevic
VoiCE

All Jazz reporting tools will be covered in this session, focusing on the latest improvements for the Jazz Reporting Service (JRS), Publishing Engine (RPE) and Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM).  We will share the latest update on improving performance, scale, deploying configuration aware reporting, and easier access to document generation.  If reporting and document generation is of particular focus for you then we ask that you come prepared with end user feedback and working knowledge for how your organization uses reporting today. Attendees will have opportunity to engage with lead developers discussing and prioritizing key use cases that will influence future development efforts.

About the speakers(s):

  • Fariz Saracevic
    Senior Offering Manager - IBM