BigLever Software: Company Overview

BigLever Software™ is the long-standing leader in the Product Line Engineering (PLE) field. BigLever's holistic onePLE™ solution delivers the leading-edge technology, proven methodology, business strategy and organizational change expertise needed to efficiently transition to and operate a game-changing PLE practice. The company's state-of-the-art PLE methods and tools provide one unified, automated approach for feature-based variant management. This approach extends across the full lifecycle including engineering and operations disciplines; software, electrical, and mechanical domains; and tool ecosystem.

BigLever's patented Gears™ solution dramatically simplifies the creation, evolution and maintenance of systems and software for a product line portfolio. The Gears Product Line Engineering Tool and Lifecycle Framework™ shifts the development focus from a multitude of products to a single production system capable of automatically producing all of the products in a portfolio. With Gears, engineering organizations can reduce development costs and bring new product line features and products to market faster, enabling the business to more reliably target and hit strategic market windows.

Industry Leadership

BigLever provides the industry's only PLE Lifecycle Framework for the integration of tools, assets and processes across the full development lifecycle – from requirements to design, source code and testing. With a unique combination of technology, methodology and expertise, BigLever has played an instrumental role in the expansion of PLE adoption across a broad spectrum of industries.

Through active involvement in key industry organizations and conferences, BigLever brings PLE issues, concepts and success stories to the forefront of the mainstream systems and software engineering community. With more than 30 years of experience in systems and software engineering practice, Dr. Charles Krueger, BigLever CEO and Founder, is a premier speaker, widely published author, and acknowledged thought leader in the PLE arena. Dr. Kueger was selected by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) to lead the development of new ISO standards for Feature-based PLE, which can be applied to help engineering organizations implement the most efficient, effective and proven modern PLE approaches. Additionally, BigLever produces and maintains ProductLineEngineering.com, an informational website for the systems and software engineering community.

Proven Success

Some of the world's largest forward-thinking organizations across a spectrum of industries are leveraging BigLever's holistic onePLE solution to engineer their competitive advantage through order-of-magnitude improvements in productivity, time-to-market, portfolio scalability, and product quality.

BigLever's PLE solution has been instrumental in establishing the industry's most acclaimed PLE practices including five Software Hall of Fame inductees. With in-depth experience in supporting successful PLE implementations, BigLever has helped companies adopt industry best practices and transition to PLE practice with a small fraction of the time and effort required by other approaches.