MES, Inc. Strengthens Its Model-Based Development Training Offering in the U.S.

The five-day MES Summer School was held from July 16 to 20, 2018, in Troy, MI. More courses in the U.S. to come.
Software company Model Engineering Solutions Inc. (MES, Inc.) continues to build and expand its training program in the U.S., having recently wrapped up a five-day intensive training class in Detroit on model-based development. Based on the successful MES Summer School on Introduction to Model-based Software Development that has been held in Berlin, Germany, for the last two years, this training class offered participants a compact entry into model-based software development and quality assurance. Developing and safeguarding safety-critical software in compliance with safety standards such as ISO 26262, ISO 250xx, and ASPICE was key a focal point. Participants had the opportunity to attain the SAE Certificate of Competency by passing an evaluation exercise. A suite of further training classes in the U.S. focusing on model-based development and ISO 26262 will also take place in the latter half of 2018.

Big success in the U.S. and Germany – feedback from the participants

The five-day training class took place this year for the first time in Detroit, MI (from July 16-20, 2018), and for the second time in Berlin, Germany (from June 11-15, 2018) after a successful first edition in 2017. The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive.

Jakub Mazur, Edscha Engineering GmbH, stated: “If you’re looking for the best training class on model-based software development and software quality, look no further.” Another participant Juergen Borst (Edscha Huber Automotive AG) specified that the Summer School offers “a high-grade overview of all processes needed for software development in safety-relevant software projects.” Oscar Hernandez of Stoneridge Inc. stated: “Those who took part in the U.S. course now have the knowledge and tools to determine the next steps to successfully deploy model-based development in their own workplace.”

The program – a comprehensive guide to model-based development

The MES Summer School program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive and practical guide to model-based software development and quality assurance. The spotlight is put on requirements elicitation and management and defining architecture and model structure, with a special focus on static and dynamic quality assurance methods.

The MES Summer School takes participants through all relevant process steps, and the theory behind each practical element is outlined in detail, equipping participants with knowledge and skills that they can then apply to their own projects. Once topics have been introduced and discussed, the theory behind them is demonstrated via practical application scenarios on an example project. Beyond this, participants are given constructive recommendations for modeling and safeguarding their models according to standards such as ISO 26262, ASPICE, and ISO 250xx. At the conclusion of the course, participants have the option of achieving the SAE Certificate of Competency by passing an evaluation exercise.

MES, Inc. will host another two training classes later this year in Chicago, IL, and in Pontiac, MI, about “Model-based Development of Embedded Software in Compliance with ISO 26262 – Challenges and Effective Solutions” on the following dates:

September 27-28, 2018         Naperville, IL – run in cooperation with dSPACE, Inc.
October 30-31, 2018        Pontiac, MI – run in cooperation with LHPU

Beyond this, MES, Inc. receives frequent requests for in-house training classes and is able to tailor each course to fit customer needs.

The program of the MES Summer School is also available as an in-house training class. For information about this, please contact MES, Inc. Vice President, Scott Ranville: scott.ranville@model-engineers-inc.com

An overview of the complete MES training program can be found on the MES website:
https://www.model-engineers.com/en/training.html

About MES, Inc.: Software Quality. In Control.

Model Engineering Solutions Inc. (MES, Inc.) is the U.S. subsidiary of Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) and was founded in April 2018. Based in Detroit, MI, MES, Inc. supports U.S.-based customers in quality assurance of model-based software development in compliance with industry standards such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, and ISO 25119. Training classes and consulting services also form part of the MES, Inc. offering. Founded in 2006 in Berlin (Germany), software company MES offers solutions for integrated quality assurance of software projects. MES supports its customers in developing model-based software in compliance with industry standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 25119, and ASPICE. The MES Tool Chain comprises four complementary tools for all phases of the model-based software development process: the MES Quality Tools. The MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) conducts automated checks to verify compliance with modeling guidelines for MATLAB Simulink®/Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, TargetLink®, and ASCET models. The MES Test Manager® (MTest) perfectly implements requirements-based unit testing in model-based development. MES M-XRAY®’s fast and precise structure and complexity analysis gives you complete transparency of your Simulink®, Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, and TargetLink® models. MES Quality Commander® (MQC) evaluates the quality and product-readiness of your software and delivers key decision-making data throughout the product development lifecycle. The MES Quality Tools are optimized for use in MathWorks Embedded Coder® and dSPACE TargetLink® environments. The MES Test Center team supports its customers with testing services from requirements management through setting up test specifications and automated test evaluation to quality monitoring. The MES Academy provides training classes and company-specific consulting services and projects. The consultants offer support in introducing and improving model-based development processes to fulfill standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and ASPICE. MES clients in the automotive industry include 16 of the 20 largest OEMs worldwide and their suppliers. In addition to this, the number of MES customers in the automation technology field grows continuously. MES is a TargetLink® Strategic Partner of dSPACE GmbH and a MathWorks and ETAS Product Partner. The MES Academy collaborates with SAE International and LHPU.

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