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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.