Gone are the days when product development teams operated on waterfalls and were relatively straightforward. By the time a project reached the QA stage, it was often a different product than what had been outlined in the original scope document.
Manufacturers, distributors, and OEMs need to integrate the best technology available to reduce the cost of development and support and shorten the time to market. Embedding devices and systems capable of operating at multiple voltage levels is a great way to achieve systems-level redundancy and meet today's consumer expectations for multi-voltage products.
Global companies embrace the intent to build local value in an integrated global way. The vision is to access and apply global digital assets, content, services, and technical capabilities to local markets. Business leaders are starting to realize that they need to adopt a more digital-centric approach to enable their businesses to continue evolving. Looking across both digital transformation (DX) and DevOps, you can see that the two go hand in hand because of all the changes that need to occur within a global business to embrace this new way of thinking and operating.
Several innovative development approaches, such as "DevOps" or "Agile + Testing," have been considered. Some businesses have taken an all-encompassing approach to their development environment. Many of these difficulties can be addressed with the help of requirements, tests, and workflow management systems, which provide the process and data foundation. Companies who do not use a holistic development solution, on the other hand, must incorporate at the very least an open, industry-standard service for moving data efficiently between logical development stages.
Industry trends such as globalization, offshoring, outsourcing, and virtualization have resulted in more complex, cross-functional workgroups that require a fundamental re-examination of the relationship between business and technology processes. As engineers continue to focus on delivering quality products and services in shorter timeframes, a greater reliance is being placed on engineering process integration (EPI). As a result, the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) framework has emerged as a strategic enabler for EPI initiatives.
Vendor-neutral Data and Process Integration (VDC) has recently published a research paper titled, "Development Lifecycle Integration Improvements with OSLC." The research is based on an online survey from more than 700 industrial developers, who shared their thoughts on differing development lifecycle integration strategies and their experiences with third-party software products to unite disparate management tools.
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Whether we're talking about a product, a service, or a solution, digital engineering is the enabling technology of today. From conception to delivery, Digital Engineering is all about enabling flexible cross-discipline construction of complex software-driven intensive systems. Based on an open architecture that implements OSLC, companies advance and extend the power of digital engineering to companies and their increasingly vast ecosystems of partners and suppliers who collaborate to bring higher quality products that address stakeholder needs to market faster and at lower cost.