Agile Model-Based Software Development

2 days

 

Date Location Language
Oct 7–8, 2021 Online
Registration
English

 

Model-based software development has become state of the art for automotive embedded applications. Toolchains have been established, and methods and procedures have been defined to address the strong requirements of functional safety standards. Best practices within general software development, however, propose to overcome strict waterfall process models and promote agile methods in order to address real-world challenges, such as late changes or vague requirements. These real-world scenarios exist in automotive software development, and agile methods will also be beneficial here. This training class introduces the basic principles of agile methods and elaborate on their instantiation in model-based development. The class assists participants in gaining first-hand experience in agile methods, and participants will apply some of these methods in live sessions.


LANGUAGES: Available in English and German

ON-SITE
at on of our locations

ONLINE
wherever you are

FOR YOUR COMPANY
online or in-house


Target Audience

This training class is targeted at modelers, developers, testers, quality managers, project managers, and team leaders, who want to familiarize themselves with agile methods and how agile methods comply with model-based development of embedded software based on MATLAB/Simulink and similar.

Highlights

  • Principles of model-based development with Simulink/Stateflow
  • Core concepts of agile methods like Kanban or Scrum
  • Foundations of agility in model-based development
  • Elements of continuous quality assurance
  • Approaches to continuous integration
  • Agility as viewed by either: ISO 26262 or ASPICE
  • Interactive parts that properly reflect real team situations

Cost & Conditions

Agenda

Day 1

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Introduction: Agile approaches to model-based software development

  • Motivation for model-based software development
  • Why agile? Agile Manifesto and principles
  • Myths and more (interactive)
  • Typical approaches to agility: Kanban, Scrum, etc.

Overview: Model-based development and quality assurance with Simulink

  • Basic concepts of model-based development
  • Overview of development and safeguarding activities
  • Boundary conditions for safety-critical systems
  • Samples of quality assurance methods such as static and dynamic model analysis

Core elements of Scrum and Kanban

  • Development objectives in Scrum
  • Roles and timing in a Scrum team
  • Scrum quality gates: Definition of Ready (DoR), Definition of Done (DoD)
  • Principles of Kanban

Hands-on: Agile principles in a nutshell

Day 2

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Model decomposition and architecture

  • Distributed modeling
  • Implementing software architectures in models
  • Analysis and evaluation of model structure
  • Version control

Hands-on: Analysis of model structure

Refactoring Simulink models and their structure

  • Modeling styles facilitating refactoring
  • Basic refactoring operations for Simulink
  • Complex refactoring operations

Hands-on: Using a model refactoring tool

Continuous integration and quality monitoring in model-based development

  • Basic concepts of continuous integration
  • Definition of integration jobs
  • Jenkins as a state-of-the-art platform
  • MES tool plugins for Jenkins, and the use of the

MES Quality Commander as a quality dashboard

  • Challenges regarding a continuous integration for model-based development
  • Experience report: Validation suite for the MES Model Examiner

Using visualizations to enter the agile world

  • Getting an overview of visualizations

Hands-on: Creating a Kanban board