The management departments of car manufacturers face challenging times. Beside day-to-day business, there is a need to establish strategic guidelines for product portfolio and organizational setup to ensure todays‘ and tomorrows‘ business successes. The article desribes five organizational design principles for an organization focused on delivering autonomous driving and seven critical artifacts for steering the transformation and product development. The second part describes the planning of the transformation and the six success factors which should be considered during this transformation.
For new challenges in today’s markets, classical SE is not sufficient anymore. The need for speed, flexibility, mass-customization, and cost-effectiveness requires a refresher and a pragmatic interpretation for today’s companies. Systems Engineering needs modern elements in order to be future-proof.
How does agility change leadership? What behavior can be recognized of agile leaders? And what does this mean for your role as a leader? This article will provide answers to these questions. We aim to give guidance for leading in an agile way.
What is the foundation for a successful agile R&D organization? Our article introduces
eight organizational design principles and sheds light on the question which principles are most relevant for each specific building block of an agile R&D organization.
Which levels of planning should be taken into account in agile development? How to synchronize the different abstraction levels? What is the content and results at each level?
Agile methods like Scrum, Unified Process, and RAD are increasingly becoming the tools of choice in R&D, especially when there is a high degree of uncertainty regarding viable solutions. Thus, many companies are uncertain how to implement agile product development while managing the required documents to prove a system‘s quality and worthiness to external authorities. The article identifies three approaches to apply agile product development in regulated industries.
How does an agile organization look like? Which are the characteristic organizational structures and roles for successful agile product development?
Digitalization and connectivity are causing major disruption in industries around the globe. As a result, more and more companies are adapting agile principles and practices to meet the challenges and CTOs confront tough questions concerning the best way to adopt agile product development processes so as to increase R&D performance and create valuable innovation.