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Engineering Operations

The problem dispersed design teams face as they scale

SPK and Associates Co-Founder, Chris McHale, is joined by Cloud and Infrastructure expert, Mike Solinap to talk about engineering productivity in a post-Covid world.  Working remotely, engineering team are challenged by a lack of technology features including...

3 Ways Your PDM isn’t rolled out properly

In this webinar, SPK and Associates co-founder Chris McHale is joined by Edwin Chung to discuss Engineering Ops.  We define Engineering Operations as all of the actionable work that takes place in order for your product teams to engineer your product.  And we believe...
How Docker Helps Your DevOps Infrastructure

How Docker Helps Your DevOps Infrastructure

These days, everything is moving to virtual. Virtual reality, virtual machines, and with Docker, virtual filesystems. Actually, Docker is not virtual, it's very real and is a very convenient way to package an entire filesystem and run it on any supported system. Why...

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 4

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 4

As I noted in other articles in this "Continuous Integration Best Practices" Series (click here for Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3", there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration and in this previous articles, we covered the first eight. In...

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 3

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 3

As I noted in "Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 1" and "Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 2" there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration and in this previous articles, we covered the first six. In this article, we...

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 2

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 2

As I noted in "Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 1" there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration and in this previous article, we looked at the first three. For part 2, we pick up where we left off and talk about principles...

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 1

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 1

Continuous Integration is a leading software development methodology whereby new development is constantly being submitted and tested against the main body of work. The goal being rapid feedback on incremental changes, resulting in lower maintenance costs and higher...

How a Document actually looks in PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager

How a Document actually looks in PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager

By now you have probably seen literally dozens of articles I’ve written on PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager, talking about the ins and outs of various pieces of functionality. Today I thought it was time to go into greater detail on documents and how they are...

Requirements Management in the PTC Medical Device Solution

Requirements Management in the PTC Medical Device Solution

One of the major points of pain in any development process is how do you prove that the product you’ve built for the marketplace actually does everything you want it to do. The simple answer of course is “Why you test it to make sure.” But the simple answer isn’t...

The Difference Between Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

The Difference Between Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

If you've spent any significant amount of time in the world of DevOps and Agile software development practices, you've likely encountered the terms Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD). For several years, I've had these terms thrown around me...