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Orlando Chapter Meeting - May 2018: Feature-based Product Line Engineering - PLE for the Enterprise

  • Date:
    May 16, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Address: 3039 Technology Parkway
  • Location: Orlando, FL United States
  • Venue:
    Partnership III, Room 233

Dinner & Networking: 6:00 PM
Chapter Business: 6:15 PM
Presentation: 6:30 PM
RSVP: Eventbrite

Please RSVP by 5PM Tuesday the week of the event at the link above so we can plan for the proper amount of food – dinner is complementary.  The meeting is open to all; you do not need to be an INCOSE member to attend. If you are not a member, we invite you to become a member of the Orlando Chapter of INCOSE at

About the Presentation:
Feature-based Product Line Engineering (PLE) is a game-changing paradigm for addressing systems engineering complexity by dramatically simplifying the creation, delivery, maintenance, and evolution of a product line portfolio. It provides a holistic, unified view into the feature variations for a product family and eliminates the need for different variant management mechanisms across the organization. This webinar will explore the feature ontology behind Feature-based PLE that provides structure to the myriad distinguishing characteristics among products in a product line, enabling their efficient management and targeted usage by stakeholders throughout the enterprise. Case studies will be presented to spotlight how some of the world’s largest forward-thinking organizations are leveraging Feature-based PLE to engineer their competitive advantage through order-of-magnitude improvements in productivity, time-to-market, portfolio scalability, and product quality. The presentation will also provide insight into INCOSE’s ISO PLE standards initiative currently underway.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Charles Krueger is the founder and CEO of BigLever Software, the long-standing leader in the Product Line Engineering (PLE) field. With more than 30 years of experience in systems and software engineering practice, Dr. Krueger is a premier speaker, widely published author, and acknowledged thought leader in the PLE arena. Through active involvement in key industry events and organizations, he brings innovative PLE concepts, state-of-the-art methodologies, and success stories to the forefront of the systems and software engineering community. Dr. Krueger has proven expertise in leading commercial product line development teams, and helping some of the world’s largest forward-thinking organizations establish leading-edge PLE practices across a spectrum of industries including automotive, aerospace, defense, aviation, alternative energy, e-commerce, and computer systems. He received his PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, where he helped to pioneer the field of systems and software product line engineering.