Agile Mindset: Balancing Workloads November 18, 2020 - Developing the MBD processes is a cross-functional and multi-disciplinary project that requires participation from a lot of folks, but not always at the same level of involvement each sprint. What if dev team members don’t have any work in a sprint? How do we keep them in the loop? Not all team members have work… READ MORE →
Agile Mindset: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing November 5, 2020 - Bruce Tuckman proposed the "forming-storming-norming-performing" model of group development back in the 1960s. Tuckman stated that all of these phases are necessary and ultimately inevitable if a team wishes to grow, be able to face headwinds, creatively develop solutions, and deliver results. Each time a team member leaves a team or a new member joins… READ MORE →
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CAD Interoperability and the OSCAR CAD Toolkit November 3, 2020 - In most cases, a "Model-Based Enterprise" is going to include multiple CAD platforms. You could be a large corporation that uses multiple CAD applications or a smaller company that only uses one but has suppliers that use other CAD platforms. This reality means CAD interoperability challenges cannot be ignored. While each CAD system has strengths and weaknesses, the big five are capable of: modeling geometry, creating 3D annotations, defining attributes (metadata), and creating "presentation states." We… READ MORE →
Jennifer Herron Joins ASME Industry Advisory Board October 27, 2020 - Jennifer Herron, Founder & CEO of Action Engineering, was recently invited to join the ASME Industry Advisory Board. "I felt it was important to join the IAB to share the work we are doing in the ASME MBE Committee and to hear the perspectives from the included companies," says Jennifer. Read the ASME Foundation's Impact… READ MORE →
3D CIC: Home Edition – Standards Rendezvous: An Interoperability Roundtable October 26, 2020 - Join us for a 3D CIC: Home Edition virtual event on November 9, 2020, with expert representatives from the ASME, DMSC, SAE, DEDMWG, ISO TC 184/SC 4, and MTConnect standards organizations. This roundtable discussion of interoperability and the ways in which the standards are looking to the future will consider how the standards support 3D CAD interoperability and the challenges they… READ MORE →
Agile Mindset: Research Spikes October 21, 2020 - Have you ever been humming along in a sprint, and then someone throws out a bombshell question such as "how does one boil the ocean?" While this is a very valid question, it's going to take more than a two-week sprint to answer this. There are so many uncertainties and unknowns that need to be… READ MORE →