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Why Process Automation Is Critical For Engineering

Why Process Automation Is Critical For Engineering

Process automation releases your engineers for the work their brains are intended for. That work is creativity and problem-solving.  By implementing process automation, you improve the team’s morale. Firstly, they get more focus time for deep work and designing better...

Single Pane of Glass Dashboards: What are they?

Single Pane of Glass Dashboards: What are they?

There’s simply too much information.  We all know this.  So how can the “single pane of glass” (SPOG) dashboard simplify quantitative data? And why is data driven analytics of interest to companies? Every day, more data arrives in our inbox – text messages, reports,...

Is The IT Department Really “Dead?”

Is The IT Department Really “Dead?”

“It’s Time to Get Rid of the IT Department.”  That was the title of an opinion piece recently published in the Wall Street Journal.  Provocative?  Sure.  My answer to this is not “yes,” but many of the author’s points are valid.  The Same Old IT Department? No, the IT...

Problems that Engineers in Regulated Industries Face

Problems that Engineers in Regulated Industries Face

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og6826J7EOo Video Transcript: I'm Carlos Almeida, VP of Engineering at SPK and Associates. I've spent most of my professional life doing software engineering. 25 years plus in the world of high tech in the electronic design automation...

Using Audit Log To Track Promoted Change Requests with PTC Integrity

Using Audit Log To Track Promoted Change Requests with PTC Integrity

Recently, a customer came to me because they wanted to record when changes were promoted from their development environment to their test environment, and later from their test environment to their production environment. They wanted a way to simply tell when changes...

What Are The Key Agile and Lean Software Development Practices?

What Are The Key Agile and Lean Software Development Practices?

Agile and Lean Software Development approaches came into favor in the late nineties and beginning of the 21st Century in reaction to the many issues with traditional plan-driven, heavyweight software development processes. However, many of the practices embodied in...

Agile Development in Regulated Environments Part 2: Key Practices

Agile Development in Regulated Environments Part 2: Key Practices

In Agile Development in Regulated Environments -- Part 1: Yes, it can work, I covered the common misconceptions about Agile Software Development -- specifically in highly-regulated industries like medical device. The common myth that regulators would not accept Agile...