New guidelines for featured-based product line engineering now available

Product line engineering (PLE) solution provider BigLever is launching a PLE body of knowledge for feature-based PLE. According to the company, feature-based PLE has proven to provide improvements in time to market, efficiency, product line scalability, and product quality. BigLever defines product line engineering as “the engineering of a product line using a shared set of engineering assets, a managed set of features and an automated means of production.” Charles Krueger, CEO of BigLever Software, explained that as technology becomes more advanced and organizations try to remain competitive, the nature of software development is getting more and more complex and diverse with more features and products — and there is no time or room for errors. Feature-based PLE aims to reduce that complexity by introducing a feature catalog and a bill of features that contains all the information about features and options for all products and solutions in a product line. These documents can then be used to help teams make changes and fixes across their entire product line instead of having to individually update each piece or version of software. “Feature-based PLE enables companies to establ...

NHS details featured product displays for 2019 show

The National Hardware Show (NHS) announces that a variety of classic and new featured product displays will showcase the latest industry products and trends from exhibitors across various categories. “NHS’s featured product displays represent some of the most on-trend products that will be showcased during the show, and we can’t wait to see them in person,” says Rich Russo, industry vice president of the National Hardware Show. “Our featured displays, including New Product Launch, New Product World and Interactive Smart Home, are important areas of the show for attendees to see cutting edge products and trends in easy-to-browse locations.” At each display, attendees can utilize the new Hot Hits scanning capability within the NHS mobile app, sponsored by TCP. Products in those featured product display areas will have QR codes correlating to each product showcased, allowing attendees to scan each product to gather more information and save to view later. Each product that is scanned is then live-fed into the live leaderboard which will showcase the “hottest” and most scanned products. The live leaderboard can be viewed right in the NHS mobile app or on the interactive screens in t...