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BigLever to Showcase Advanced Feature-based PLE Best Practices at INCOSE Regional Conference 2021

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BigLever Software, the long-standing leader in Product Line Engineering (PLE), announced today that its CEO, Dr. Charles Krueger, and Dr. Paul Clements, its VP Customer Success, will be presenting papers as well as hosting a workshop at the semi-annual INCOSE North Central & Great Lakes Regional Conference (NC-GLRC), taking place virtually from April 9-17, 2021. Krueger and Clements will share their insights on PLE’s growing role in systems engineering and digital engineering.

“Increasing product diversity and sophistication creates challenges for companies dealing with product family variations across engineering and operational lifecycles. Feature-based PLE addresses these challenges by providing a single authoritative source of truth for managing these variations,” said Krueger. “Feature-based PLE optimizes the productivity, precision, effectiveness and efficiency of a company’s resources, enabling it to reduce the risks associated with older, conventional engineering approaches.”

BigLever will be virtually showcasing its Feature-based PLE solution across the full lifecycle. The virtual showcase will be open for chat on Friday, April 9; Monday, April 12; Friday, April 16; and Saturday, April 17, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Presentation details:



“Towards Automotive Megaplatforms with Feature-based Product Line Engineering”


Dr. Charles Krueger, BigLever Software, Ned Troxel and Chris Tuski, Stellantis


Friday, April 16, 2021, 2:15-3:00 p.m. EDT




“Key Issues of Organizational Structure and Processes with Feature-based PLE”


Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software and William Bolander, Method Park


Friday, April 16, 2021, 3:30–4:15 p.m. EDT


Workshop details:



“Nobody Builds Just One: Advances in System Family Engineering with the new ISO/IEC 26580 Standard on Feature-based Product Line Engineering”


Dr. Paul Clements


Thursday, April 15, 2021, 1:30-5:00 p.m. EDT


The INCOSE NC-GLRC features important topics from critical sectors such as aerospace, agriculture, biomedical and healthcare, defense, education, energy, environmental sciences, government, information, infrastructure, safety and security, space and transportation.

About BigLever Software

BigLever Software is the long-standing leader in the Product Line Engineering field. BigLever’s PLE 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 tools and methods are widely used in complex engineering organizations across aeronautics, defense, automotive, and more. INCOSE and ISO now provide Feature-based PLE guidance and standards to help organizations with their transition and steady state operation in order to gain dramatic benefits and risk reduction. BigLever is based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit