Feabhas- Embedding Software Competence
Who are we?
Feabhas is a specialist in real time embedded development, providing assessment, training and consulting.
With every industry now manufacturing products which contain embedded computer systems, software has become the critical factor dominating embedded systems design. In order to remain competitive in this constantly changing market, it is critical to continuously strengthen the competency and expertise in designing and developing these embedded systems.
The Feabhas mission is to improve the quality of the embedded software development process and thus reduce software development times and costs.
Based in the UK, Feabhas was formed in 1995 and has trained over 10,000 engineers worldwide to date.
What we do
Many producers of electronic products are not traditionally software developers and engineers graduating from university are ill equipped for embedded development. Engaging with Feabhas will help plug that crucial skills gap.
We improve the competence of embedded software developers through:
- On-site team development
- Public training for individual engineers
- Consultancy and mentoring
- Pre and post course assessment
- Bespoke curriculum creation
- Developing software standards e.g.
- DO-178C, ISO 26262, IEC 62304, EN 50128 etc.
- Graduate training program
- Re-skilling from other disciplines
Feabhas training is highly pragmatic and delivered by industry experts. Practical sessions make use of real hardware and tools to complement each of the sections taught. This combination provides “best in class" embedded software training.
The strength of Feabhas training and consultancy results not only from the courses offered, but also the calibre of lecturer/consultants that we use. The majority of Feabhas consultants complement their training time with consultancy and development for other software development organisations. This ensures they are all still actively working in their field of expertise and are up to date with current practices.
Increasing the competence of embedded software developers will directly increase software quality and thus reduces software development times and costs.
A smart organisation realises that any training must add value to the business. Using custom tools Feabhas provide pre and post course assessment of an engineer’s knowledge to help demonstrate the improvement your engineers have made as a result of their training.
Assessment is a key step in helping you calculate the value that our training brings to your business.
The first step to improving your software development practices is to understand where there are deficiencies and shortfalls. Frequently, companies are not in a position to assess their own capabilities; Feabhas can provide the expertise required to help you develop and improve.
A process audit provides an organisation with an assessment of their current practices and their effectiveness. Opportunities for methodology improvement and a clear understanding of the impact of its adoption can also be identified. Working alongside key implementers within the client organisation we provide expert assistance in such an audit by bringing an external and independent perspective to the analysis.
Whether you are looking to optimise your existing processes or integrate new methodologies the potential gains are high, with improvements in effectiveness, productivity and quality.