German Auto Industry Employing Lean ALM To Trim Development Times For Vehicles

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.


In fact, in a 2014 CeBIT speech, Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke about the need to embrace the challenge of becoming a leader in software development in order to stay on the leading edge of manufacturing. Major technology firms based in Germany have spoken about achieving a better balance between software and hardware to maintain their global leadership positions. One German automotive firm even made the comment that automobiles are simply becoming metal boxes that hold the software that makes them work. Another automotive firm noted that software development will become the single most important consideration in new product development engineering.