Mr Krook, what does “agile in automotive” mean to you?
It’s all about speed, speed, speed (time to market). Agile as such is an enabler for speed and flexibility. The goal is to enable continuous deployment, in Zenuity’s case software, as close to production environment as possible, i.e the car/lorry/bus/fleet etc.
Getting the benefits from the Scaled Agile Framework
Gladwell has been focused on bringing SAFe (Scaled Agile framework), the most used Scaling Agile method, to corporate environments since the very beginnings of the Scaling Agile discussion. We implemented SAFe in over a hundred of large-scale Agile transformations.
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Once an industry with high value products in mature markets the automotive industry faces a business environment, where nothing is certain other than that change will accelerate. Technological change is so rapid and farreaching, because it is emerging from hyper-connected technologies and their cross-fertilisation rather than innertechnological innovation.
Many presentations about the forces of this digital transformation do not convey the level of new and extraordinary capabilities organisations will have to acquire.
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Why is it so difficult for the industry that created lean manufacturing to apply the concepts of lean to software delivery?
Automotive development trends are creating the need for a whole new scale of software-centric innovation and are expanding the software in tomorrow’s car beyond 200 million lines of code. Software is becoming the most expensive part of the car, and large-scale software delivery is one of the most challenging endeavors an organization can undertake.
For most established organizations, the software delivery playing field is far from even. Over the last decade or so, digital-centric companies and startups have possessed the upper hand. These disruptive upstarts – digital-natives, schooled in Agile and DevOps and unrestrained by legacy workflows, regulations or policy – have honed the art of software development and delivery.
Published by Peter Pedross, CEO – PEDCO
Innovation and efficiency have reached new heights and the combination of such things into cyber physical systems has led to more complex and interdependent systems. How can we sustain such a pace for the future and continually evolve systems in the shortest possible lead time, especially in the context of regulated environments?
Published by Martin Kasbauer, European Business Development Manager at Tasktop
If you agree that Germany epitomizes automotive manufacturing excellence, then you may wish to be attentive to what’s happening now in that manufacturing juggernaut – namely, that improving software development processes has become a major theme in influential circles.
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This Pocket Guide provides you an extract of the coverage of Automotive SPICE by Agile. In this extract Project Management (MAN.3) process of Automotive SPICE
is used for illustration. To learn more join the conference and attend the tutorial on day one provided by Volkswagen and Kugler Maag Cie.
Scrum is the method of choice? Far from it! Nowadays automobile manufacturers and suppliers use a full range of Agile development processes. Our latest market survey – Agile in Automotive. State of Practice 2015 – shows that those processes and methods which are the most promising in the current situation are chosen from the agile portfolio.
Just download the industry survey for free and learn more about the use of agile methods within automotive.