Digitization, machine learning, autonomous systems, or the Internet of Things are disruptive forces that require engineering-driven companies to transform faster and more radical than ever before. Companies are trying to manage this innovation pressure by adopting concepts like MBSE, PLE, SPICE, Safety and Security, Agile and Lean Development practices as well as many others.

All those techniques have direct impact on engineering and product development processes. And that is why Method Park hosts the expert platform “Process Insights: The Engineering Excellence Network”. The event will cover all aspects of engineering process management: From Strategy to methods to tools and best practices.

Why people attend Method Park´s Insights Events

Engineering excellence topics covered

Expanded event concept: On October 1st 2018, we will meet for the 7th time at Process (Stages) Insights in North America. In parallel tracks, we will share user experiences and the Stages roadmap as well as concepts to transform engineering practices through process excellence. Exciting speeches, networking sessions and enough time for individual 1:1 discussions within a partnering environment characterize the event.

From the industry for the industry: Our goal is to connect people from different industries with same mindset to talk about efficient processes management – whether they are beginners, experts or leaders. During one full day, we will share best practices and provide insights in new approaches.

Learn how to

  • Implement processes as a success factor for your product development
  • Master engineering complexity, i.e. in the fields of digitalization, IoT and autonomy
  • Conform with industry standards and regulations like Automotive SPICE

Profit from

  • New approaches from other industries and companies
  • Exclusive insights into the Stages process management system
  • The opportunity to join a community of like-minded professionals
Agenda Process Insights North America 2018
Time Track A: Process (Room Parlor E) Track B: Insights (Room Parlor F)
08:30AM - 09:00AM Registration & morning buffet
09:00AM - 09:10AM Welcome & introducion
09:10AM - 09:50AM  Applying lean-agile practices in large, engineered systems
Harry Koehnemann, SAFe Fellow and Principle Contributor, Scaled Agile
09:50AM - 10:30AM  Innovative, cybersecure product development: an oxymoron?
Meg Novacek, Consultant System Quality & Cybersecurity, Novacek Services
10:30AM – 11:10AM  Abstraction layers for the rollout of Automotive SPICE: ASPICE in 6/12/18 months
Professor Bernd Hindel, CEO, Method Park
11:10AM – 11:45AM Coffee break, exhibition
11:45AM – 12:15PM  Automatic code generation for autonomous vehicles
Bodo Seifert, Engineering Director, DURA Automotive Systems Abdi Zeynu, Ansys
 Migration to Stages V7 -
practical experience and best practices

Sabrina Hofer, Product Consultant, Method Park
12:15PM – 12:45PM  Managing complexity in engineering processes
Amit Talwar, Watson IoT Solution Architect, IBM
 Beyond process:
using Stages to deliver a body of knowledge
for product line engineering

Paul Clements, Vice President of Customer Success, BigLever Software
12:45PM – 01:45PM Lunch break, exhibition
01:45PM – 02:15:PM  Agile transformation? For complex systems? way!
Jeff Brehm, Managing Director, Accenture Industry X.0
 Traceability @ scale: for standards, by standards
Robert Baillargeon, Vice President, Sodius
02:15PM – 02:45PM  PLM and ALM in a secure process framework
for innovative product platforms

Bill Bone, CTO Automotive, Aras Corporation
 See the future from here - our Stages journey
Ronald R Pratt, Pr Software Engineer, Rockwell Collins
Tina Wolf, Sr Software Engineer, Rockwell Collins
Emily Yoder, Sr Software Engineer, Rockwell Collins
02:45PM – 03:15PM Coffee break, exhibition
03:15PM – 04:00PM  Successful process transformation - the Stages strategy & roadmap
Erich Meier, CTO, Method Park
04:00PM – 04:45PM Panel discussion: achieving engineering excellence together Moderated by Professor Bernd Hindel
04:45PM – 05:00PM Closing remarks, Method Park
05:00PM – 08:00PM Flying Buffet & Networking


  • Aptiv
  • ARAS
  • Accenture
  • BigLever
  • Bordrin Motor
  • BorgWarner
  • Continental
  • Denso
  • DURA Automotive
  • Fiat Chrysler
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Hancom MDS
  • Hirain Technologies
  • Honda
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • Kostal
  • Magna
  • Method Park
  • Nexteer
  • Panasonic Automotive
  • Pedco
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Scaled Agile
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Sodius
  • UTC Aerospace
  • Veoneer America
  • ZF
  • and many more

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Event Impressions 2018


Duncan Seidler, Business Development Manager, Method Park

Email: duncan.seidler(at)

Phone: +1 989 662 8623