Streams & Tracks
The Innovate curriculum is aligned to 3 streams that encompass 30+ tracks which help frame sessions and content throughout the event.
Continuous engineering is an enterprise capability that speeds delivery of increasingly complex and connected products by enabling engineers to accelerate learning throughout the lifecycle, while managing cost, quality and risk. It addresses the ever present need to never stop rethinking, redesigning, reintegrating, and re-innovating products and solutions. Continuous engineering includes key product development capabilities such as systems engineering, embedded software development, requirements management, quality management, and program management. Come learn from the tracks in this stream how continuous engineering can be applied within your organization.
- Agile Product DevelopmentToday, agile practices are being adopted to deliver software-driven innovation in virtually every industry, from automotive and aerospace to safety-critical medical devices. Leveraging agile has proven to provide organizations with a competitive edge, allowing them to predictably deliver smarter products faster and with higher quality. Sessions in this topic will cover the spectrum of the agile journey, including tips for successful agile adoption, techniques for extending agile practices to large and distributed teams, and practical guidance on how to effectively adapt agile to address issues such as regulatory compliance, outsourcing, and complex multi-platform development.
- Change and Configuration ManagementCCM Continuous Engineering: Change and Software Configuration Management is the core foundation for every development team regardless of their size. IBM Rational offers the largest and most comprehensive set of Change and Configuration Management tools in the market that enables our customers to meet the specific objective of their needs. Continuous Engineering sessions will focus on source code management capabilities in highly complex, variant and regulated environments. We will discuss ability to use multiple tools that complement each other, integrated work-flows between change management tools and source code management solutions. The sessions will include best practices and client use cases, as well as technical insights from IBM lab teams with an emphasis on new capabilities and applications.
- Collaboration, Workflow and PlanningTo improve results, engineering managers want to know who’s working on what, what program might be in trouble, and who needs help. They also need to ensure that their development processes are facilitating compliance with industry standards and regulations, while allowing high levels of collaboration required for innovation. Sessions in this track explore best practices for managing the activities of engineering teams to result in more efficient development, higher product quality, and reduced risk.
- Exploring Continuous EngineeringContinuous engineering is an enterprise capability that speeds delivery of increasingly complex and connected products by enabling engineers to accelerate learning throughout the lifecycle, while managing cost, quality and risk. This track dives deeper into continuous engineering and explores the many ways that engineers can become efficient. These include themes such as accessing data wherever it resides whenever it’s needed, using modeling and simulation to zero in on the optimal design, and strategically reusing design information. Sessions in this track will explore topics such as using open standards like OSLC, integrating with PLM systems, and applying technologies such as social and big data to product development challenges.
- Model Based Systems and Software Engineering/SimulationIBM solutions and technologies help best-in-class companies to architect and design products that not only drive market advantage but also encourage continuous innovation. Providing benefits and insights to architects, systems engineers and those responsible for design, Model Based Systems and Software Engineering/Simulation sessions will feature best practices, methodologies, demos and real-life experiences in the field of model based systems engineering and simulation. Sessions will focus on Architecture Frameworks and Software Architecture (DODAF, MODAF, UPDM, AUTOSAR), frameworks for architecting large systems-of-systems, and simulation best-practices.
- Product and Portfolio ManagementPortfolio, demand and delivery management can help your business reduce waste and increase value by optimizing, monitoring, and controlling your end-to-end lifecycle. In today's marketplace and business climate, organizations must ensure that they "do the right things" and "do things right", focusing on activities where they will gain the most value, within the boundaries of organizational strategy and business objectives. In parallel with our key agenda topics of Portfolio Management and Demand and Delivery Management we will also showcase the latest techniques for managing IT, from strategy to delivery, in order to resolve more complex IT challenges, including, for example, Application Portfolio Management. Topics will focus on best practices and real-life experiences including capturing ideas, requirements, projects, and progressing these through prioritization, evaluation, comparison, analysis and planning to achieve optimized portfolios supporting business needs.
- Project Reporting and AnalysisReporting across the lifecycle is a key activity in software delivery that requires understanding the data that is created and managed throughout the requirements, development, testing and deployment of software development projects. This is even more important as businesses adopt faster business processes to remain competitive in today's world. In systems development being about to manage your data and report on progress throughout a project is also the cornerstone of engineering and plays a key role in getting complex systems to the market faster while adhering to compliance requirements. This track explores the experiences of organizations with processes, tools, and techniques to effectively measure, manage and report on their business. You will have the chance to see some of the best reporting case study examples from the software and systems engineering domains.
- Quality Management and TestingMany companies adopting a DevOps approach are realizing that faster delivery of high quality software requires continuous testing. But given today's complex application environments, this is easier said than done. It requires streamlined processes, sound quality management and testing practices, collaboration with development and operations, and the right level of automation. This topic will discuss the changing role of the tester while sharing real world experiences and best practices to effectively manage software quality across the lifecycle - including integration, functional, and performance testing. Sessions will also share how service virtualization is a key enabler for earlier and continuous testing to increase efficiency, reduce testing costs, and accelerate software releases.
- Real-time and Embedded SoftwareEmbedded software is the key to differentiation in smarter products, providing the product's intelligence and enhancing business value through compelling new capabilities. But creating the software for smarter products presents challenging new layers of complexity for development organizations. Attendees at these sessions will hear from their peers on how to best adapt and apply practices and collaborative tooling across the development lifecycle to more quickly bring high quality products to market, while lowering costs and meeting compliance objectives.
- Requirements ManagementIBM Rational DOORS, the world's leading Requirements Management solution, helps increase the quality of systems engineering, safety, business or mission critical systems and software development projects by improving requirements communication and collaboration. Requirements Management enhances quality by increasing the visibility of business objectives, customer needs, technical specifications and regulations. With powerful capabilities for capturing, linking, analyzing and managing changes to requirements and their traceability, this ensures conformance to requirements and compliance with regulations and standards.
- Systems EngineeringSystems engineering is the key to driving innovation in the product development process, helping organizations deliver smarter products by enabling collaboration and integration across the product lifecycle. Successful products and systems result from precise requirements that are traced throughout the development process, from insights revealed by architecture and behavior modeling, from collaboration among multiple teams and engineering disciplines, and from quality metrics tracked and enforced throughout development. Sessions in this topic focus on leveraging the discipline of systems engineering to successfully manage innovation of software-intensive products and systems.