Product Line Engineering Solutions for Systems and Software
With BigLever Software's industry-standard Gears™ solution and 3-tiered Methodology™, you have all the essential elements you need, out of the box, to transition from a product-centric approach and leverage the latest new generation advances in product line engineering (PLE) for systems and software.
BigLever Software Gears
The Gears Product Line Engineering Tool and Lifecycle Framework™ enables you to create an automated, optimally efficient means of production for your product line portfolio. With Gears, you can manage your entire product line portfolio as a single, automated production system – much like a manufacturing factory – that utilizes product feature profiles to automatically assemble and configure the assets needed to produce the product line.
A key capability of Gears is the integration of PLE concepts into your tools, assets and processes across the lifecycle. Gears is compatible with many of the industry standards in programming languages and compilers, IDEs, requirements management, change and configuration management, build systems, quality management, model driven development, word processors and documentation.
Multi-product. Provides the feature-based variation management and automated production line necessary to engineer and deliver the multiple products in a product line.
Multi-phase. The tools necessary to support the multiple phases of a product line engineering lifecycle are the same tools you use today, augmented by the Gears PLE Lifecycle Framework.
Multi-baseline. Change management and configuration management for a product line are done on multiple evolving baselines of the PLE assets rather than on a multitude of individual product baselines.
3-Tiered Product Line Engineering Methodology
The final piece of the BigLever Gears solution is the 3-Tiered Product Line Engineering Methodology. This pragmatic new generation methodology enables a practical tiered approach that allows you to remove barriers, make a non-disruptive transition and successfully operate a Gears production line.
BigLever provides the industry's leading PLE solution, offering your organization the infrastructure, tools, best practices and methods needed to create an advanced and efficient means of production for your product line.
For more information, see Product Line Engineering Solutions for Systems and Software.