BigLever Software Delivers Fully Integrated Software Product Line and Requirements Engineering Solution

Integration of Telelogic’s Industry-leading DOORS Requirements Engineering Solution and BigLever’s Unified Software Product Line Framework Provides Innovative Capabilities For Requirements Engineering Across a Product Line Portfolio

AUSTIN, Texas – May 5, 2008 - BigLever Software™, an industry-leading provider of software product line (SPL) development tools and services, today announced the release of the Telelogic DOORS®/BigLever Gears™ Bridge, an integrated solution aimed at helping product development organizations more efficiently manage requirements across an entire product line portfolio. The new DOORS/Gears Bridge solution enables companies to fully leverage the benefits of an end-to-end requirements engineering process within the product line development lifecycle, in harmony with other tools and assets across the lifecycle. With the integration of software product line and requirements engineering capabilities, customers can realize unprecedented advancements in product line engineering for systems and software, including dramatically increased product line scalability, faster time-to-market for new products, greater productivity and optimized product quality.

“At Lockheed Martin, the timely and cost-effective delivery of the latest technological advances to our customers is mission critical. Our goal is to constantly ‘push the envelope’ with state-of-the-art product development tools and methods,” said Norman Malnak, VP of Technical Operations for Marine Systems and Sensors.

Requirements management for a product line portfolio can quickly become exponentially more complex than for a single product. The growth of SPL engineering practice in the industry has increased the number of organizations faced with this challenge. In response to growing customer demand, BigLever and Telelogic, an IBM (NYSE: IBM) company, co-developed the DOORS/Gears Bridge to provide a simple and innovative solution for engineering requirements across a product line portfolio.

"Close coordination between product requirements and product life-cycle management enables organizations to more effectively track changes and respond to competitive market dynamics," said Melinda Ballou, program director for IDC's Application Life Cycle Management service. "In a difficult economic climate, business agility with regards to product requirements and life cycle management becomes all the more critical."

“BigLever’s SPL Lifecycle Framework provides the underlying product line capabilities needed to integrate and leverage tools and assets across the development lifecycle,” said Ingemar Ljungdahl, CTO and Executive VP of Requirements Management, Telelogic, an IBM company. “Through our technology relationship with BigLever – and the integration of DOORS and Gears – Telelogic is providing a whole new level of support for requirements engineering within a common, easily repeatable SPL implementation framework.”

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