Stages Insights North America

The Engineering Excellence Network

Theme 2017: Engineering Process Tomorrow

October 2nd, 2017 Rochester Michigan

Developing products for an increasingly complex world is hard. Factors like security, safety, agility, or interconnectivity challenge or even exceed current engineering capabilities. To master this complexity, Method Park developed the process management software Stages and initiated the related event series “Stages Insights” - the Engineering Excellence Network.

From the industry for the industry: Our goal is to connect people from different industries with interest in processes – whether they are beginners, experts or leaders in the field of Systems & Software Engineering. During one full day, we will share best practices and provide insights in new approaches.

Proven event concept: In 2017, we will meet for the 6th time at Stages Insights in North America. Exciting speeches, networking sessions and enough time for individual 1:1 discussions within a partnering environment characterize our event.

Theme 2017: Engineering Process Tomorrow

Engineering tomorrows products means we must realize the process landscape today. During the event you will...

Learn how to:

  • Make processes applicable
  • Conform with industry standards and regulations
  • Master engineering complexity, i.e. digitalization, IoT  

Profit from:

  • Exclusive insights into the Stages roadmap
  • Experiences from other industries
  • The opportunity to connect with process experts


Royal Park Hotel
600 East University Drive Rochester, Michigan 48307

Here several Method Park customers will present their process implementations and showcase how Stages is being applied to successfully support their business goals. The agenda will be available here soon.

Speakers & Agenda

At Stages Insights renowned speakers talked about their strategic process management and its practical project work with Stages.

Kyle Gehan

Project Engineering Process Lead at Honeywell Aerospace

Regina Dorow

Lead Auditor at General Motors

Anna Chun

Powertrain Software Process at Ford

Erich Meier

CTO at Method Park Software

Bernd Hindel

CEO at Method Park

Michael Moore

Consultant at Method Park America


Start Finish Company Speakers Topic
09:00 09:10 Method Park   Welcome
09:10 09:50 Method Park Prof. Dr. Bernd Hindel Trends in Automotive Software Engineering
09:50 10:30 Ford Anna Chun PCCN Process Rollout in Stages - Software Process Definition and Compliance Analysis
10:30 11:00     Coffee Break
11:00 11:40 Honeywell Kyle Gehan Honeywell Aerospace Engineering’s Stages Journey
11:40 12:20 Method Park Michael Moore Process Models –Which One is the “Right” One?
12:20 01:05     Lunch
01:05 01:45 Method Park Dr. Erich Meier How to achieve Process Excellence
01:45 02:25 General Motors Regina Dorow Bi-directional Gap Analyses of CMMI, Automotive SPICE and INCOSE
02:25 02:55     Coffee Break
02:55 03:35 ARAS Bill Bone Reducing Complexity for Tomorrow’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
03:35 04:20 Honeywell, Ford, Method Park   Panel Discussion: Master engineering complexity
04:20 04:30 Method Park   Conclusion

Workshop on October 3rd

For the fee-based workshop there is a separate registration required



The day after Insights there will a workshop take place. For the workshop there is a separate registration required. This workshop is offered at a fee. 

Workshop description

For more than 10 years Method Park and its customers have gathered experiences in hundreds of projects and developed strategies for effective process management. We have found solutions to avoid processes that are disconnected from reality and the business goals of the organization.

In this workshop "Process Management 4.0 - A methodical approach to success" we will introduce to a methodical approach to avoid the pitfalls and take advantage of these best practices.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Stages Method Overview & Goals
  • Process Analysis and Process Architecture
  • Process Management Organization
  • Process Definition Workflow and Modeling Guidelines
  • Compliance Management
  • Pilot and Rollout
  • Metric Monitoring



There is no charge for attendance at Stages Insights on October 2nd, 2017

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