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 - 09:15AM Welcome & introducion
09:15AM - 10:00AM Applying lean-agile practices in large, engineered systems Harry Koehnemann, SAFe Fellow and Principle Contributor, Scaled Agile
10:00AM - 10:45AM Innovative, cybersecure product development: an oxymoron? Meg Novacek, Consultant System Quality & Cybersecurity, Novacek Services
10:45AM – 11:15AM All: Speed networking
11:15AM – 11:45AM Coffee break, exhibition
11:45AM – 12:15PM Automatic code generation for autonomous vehicles Bodo Seifert, Engineering Director, DURA Automotive Systems Sandeep Sovani, Director Global Automotive Industry, Ansys Migration to Stages V7 - practical experience and best practices Sabrina Hofer, Product Consultant, Method Park
12:15AM – 12:45PM Abstraction layers for the rollout of Automotive SPICE: ASPICE in 6/12/18 months Professor Bernd Hindel, CEO, Method Park 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
04:45PM – 05:00PM Closing remarks
05:00PM – open End Dinner and 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

The conference takes place at the Royal Park Hotel, 600 East University Drive, Rochester, Michigan 48307. The conference fee is $399.00.


Duncan Seidler, Business Development Manager, Method Park

Email: duncan.seidler(at)

Phone: +1 989 662 8623

Additional Workshop Process Management 4.0

On October 2nd, there will be a related workshop in the Royal Park conference hotel (additional costs, separate registration). For more information click here.