This question has been discussed by an exclusive circle of CTOs from different companies across industries during our virtual 3DSE “CTO Fireplace Talk” in May. The most incisive original statements have been condensed into five success factors which are presented on our current one-pager.
What are the current challenges in Automotive R&D and how can Systems Engineering help to tackle these challenges?
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.
This insights aims at defining Systems Engineering in the automotive industry, giving an overview of the current challenges of the industry and explain which six levers can be used to overcome these challenges. It summarizes the significant benefits of SE and describes our approach to realize the potentials.
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.
In the age of digitization, the number of IT-services to be managed in organizations is heavily increasing. Value creation is founded on value driven IT-Service Management and effective holistic IT decision making requires high-class IT-Service Portfolio Management (IT-SPM) capabilities. This article sheds light on the dimesions to be examined for advanced IT-SPM as well as the KPIs to measure its value.
In times of rapidly changing markets and increasingly new technologies, the key for organizations to remain successful in the long term is to identify and implement innovation that will make a difference for future business. These, potentially radical or even disruptive innovations, can only be brought to life by organizations that foster an innovation mindset within their culture.
The study sheds light on advanced IT-Service Portfolio Management (IT-SPM) cross-industry best practices, with experts and tool providers sharing valuable insights and success factors.
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.
This infographic describes the key input parameters to consider, provides an overview of relevant levers, suggests how to verify the calculation framework, and
finally shows how to evaluate the profitability of the platform strategy.
Is user-centric innovation the key to future-proof innovation in today’s dynamic markets driven by changing user needs and new technologies? Our infographic visualizes our understanding of a user-centric innovation approach that provides guidance in defining and shaping a solid innovation foundation based on best of breed methods.
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?
Innovation is one of the key levers for business growth and sustainability. Therefore, most companies have central innovation management teams or even functional units to make sure innovation is fostered systematically within the organization. No matter the specific background, responsibilities, or objectives of those functions, based on our experience, we strongly recommend taking these ten key success factors into account when introducing or optimizing an innovation management unit.
How does a platform-oriented R&D organization look like? Which are the characteristic organizational structures and roles for successful platform-oriented product development?
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?
Blockchain, the technology behind virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, is being promoted by many as one of the most promising emerging technologies. This article adresses the question of how blockchain could affect R&D processes within manufacturing companies.
In impulses, discussions as well as one-to-one talks during the first 3DSE Architecture Camp various findings on successful architectural work have been identified. These results have been consolidated into five key insights on this summary card.
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.
Within the past few years, agile development approaches have become increasingly popular. Originating in software development, agile methodologies are being introduced step by step into cyber-physical products. This insight identifies five dimensions for a successfull scaled agile transformation.
Is your customer and product service ready for the future?
How companies can unleash the benefits from digitalization to improve product uptime.
SE is deemed to be a powerful tool for complex product development. However, its implementation is often linked to various challenges. Dr. Stefan Wenzel in dialogue with Clotilde Marchal, Vice President “Process Methods and Tools” at Airbus Group, about the relevance of SE in an enterprise with a complex product development process (PDP), the challenges of the SE introduction, and about why community is the crucial success factor for its implementation.