Workshops 2017-02-13T12:28:09+00:00

Workshops on Mon & Fri

Model-Based System Engineering

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Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approaches to systems engineering and systems development are increasingly seen as the key strategy for dealing with the increased complexity of large scale, complex systems. Models enable faster and more accurate specification, validation, and simulation. MBSE is bringing big benefits in development time, quality, consistency, agility and overall program success.

This workshop introduces the MBSE approach in the IBM Systems Engineering Method and its concepts, enabling systems engineers to put key methods into action immediately. The focus is on practical methods that can be used right away, even by those with no previous modeling background.


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The IBM Continuous Engineering for the Internet of Things 2016 attendees will received a 50% off the registration (a savings of $245). Please indicate during the registration process if you would like to receive this special offer with the Promo Code: IBM CE 2016.

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Automotive SPICE® – One Day Training, Nov. 18th 2016.

Automotive SPICE® becomes the most used maturity model in automotive engineering all around the world. The newest version 3.0 was released last year and will be mandatory by 2017. Most OEMs using Automotive SPICE® to assess their suppliers. Most First Tiers using Automotive SPICE® to improve their engineering processes. What is behind Automotive SPICE®? How can you introduce Automotive SPICE® in your company? What are the benefits? What are the pitfalls?

Trainer : Prof. Dr. Bernd Hindel – CEO of Method Park.

Background & History
Basics & Abstractions
Assessments & Learning
Organizations & References
Definition & Normative Elements
Level 1 HIS-Scope
Level 2 and 3
Migration to Automotive SPICE® 3.0

Facilitating the Agile Systems Engineering Workshop

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Facilitating the Agile Systems Engineering Workshop, one day training Nov. 14th 2016.

Specification Workshops provide a lean-agile approach to creating and evolving engineering specifications. Workshops produce a SysML model following a standard, MBSE approach to modeling system structure, behavior, and information. These face-to-face meetings create a shared understanding across customers, users, domain experts, product owners and teams. They align everyone on a common approach to building a solution and record that record decisions in a standard notation. This courses teaches future workshop coaches and participants how to incrementally build system specifications that define system context, behavioral response to stimulus, structural design and interfaces. And it teaches the mechanics of running a workshop through a lengthy simulation and how to perform workshops as part of the regular agile development flow.

Trainer : Harry Koehnemann is the Director of Technology at 321 Gang where he helps organizations and programs become more effective at systems and software engineering practices. He has decades of experience with engineering lifecycle practices and the integrated toolsets that automate them including lean, agile, MBSE, requirements management, quality management, and the traceability necessary for compliance. He has supported a wide variety of customers in aerospace, automotive, defense, consumer electronics, and medical devices as a consultant on technology and practice adoption at the team, program, and enterprise levels.

Software Development Workshop:

Advanced Behavioral Modeling in UML and SysML

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One day training, Nov 18th, 2016

The UML and SysML provide very good tools for specifying behavior application systems. Behavior may be specified for individual classes, subsystems, components and use cases with state machines and activity diagrams. Behavior may also be specified for elements acting in collaboration using interactions diagrams using sequence, collaboration, and timing diagrams. State machines provide the ability to specify both hierarchical and concurrent behavior. Activity diagrams, while intimately related to state machines, are used effectively to model algorithmic behavior and have been significantly extended in the SysML to include behavior that is both continuous in time and value. Sequence diagrams are used to show how collections of individual elements work together in collaboration to produce system-wide behavior. This workshop discusses all these approaches, introduces both their abstract and concrete syntax, and provides practical examples of their use.

Embedded Software Methodologist. Ironman triathlete. Systems engineer. Ultramarathon cyclist. Contributor to UML and SysML specifications. Writer. Black Belt. Neuroscientist. Classical guitarist. Bruce Powel Douglass, who has a doctorate in neurocybernetics from the USD Medical School, has over 35 years of experience developing safety-critical real-time system in a variety of hard real-time environments. He is the author of over 6000 book pages from a number of technical books including Agile Systems Engineering, Real-Time UML, Real-Time UML Workshop for Embedded Systems, Real-Time Design Patterns, Doing Hard Time, Real-Time Agility, and Design Patterns for Embedded Systems in C. He is the Chief Evangelist at IBM Internet of Things (IoT), where he is a thought leader in the systems space. He can be followed on Twitter @IronmanBruce.

DevOps workshop: Unicorns on an Aircraft Carrier

Wednesday the November 16th,  3-5PM Room: Mauretania

Audience:  Application Development Executives, IT and Systems Managers, Solution Architects who have started their DevOps transformation to address bottlenecks within their software development processes to speed time to market while improving quality of their projects.  They are looking for best practices to follow as they continue their DevOps journey

Large organizations have been struggling to achieve the results promised by DevOps and achieved by the poster children of DevOps. For every Netflix and Etsy out there, there is a large, complex, organization that has been struggling with simply where to start. Others may be able to achieve success in some parts of their IT organization—but only with small, innovative ‘two pizza’ teams working on isolated projects—and not at enterprise scale. This session will present ‘patterns of success’ harvested from tens of large organizations that have worked with IBM to achieve this balance between ‘Innovation’ and ‘Optimization’, and to achieve the results of DevOps, at Scale.

Workshop Leader: Sanjeev Sharma, IBM Distinguished Engineer | CTO for DevOps Technical Sales and Adoption
Bio:  Sanjeev is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and the CTO for DevOps Technical Sales and Adoption at IBM, leading the DevOps practice across IBM. Over the past three years Sanjeev has become the client facing Technical Sales SME and Solution Architect for DevOps and is recognized as a Thought Leader for DevOps within IBM, with IBM’s customers and across the broader DevOps solution space. Sanjeev is responsible for leading the worldwide technical sales community for DevOps offerings across IBM’s portfolio of tools and services. Sanjeev is the author of the DevOps For Dummies book. He blogs at and Tweets as @sd_architect.