Lean-Agile Development for Large Enterprises: Adding Hardware to the Mix
Harry Koehnenmann, Director of Technology, 321 Gang, Inc. and Alex Yakyma, Fellow and Principle Consultant at Scaled Agile, Inc.
Agile 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia
July 28, 2016 at 10:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Large, product-centric enterprises in aerospace, automotive, defense, and the like have been adopting agile practices within their organizations for years. However the true value to the business is seen when aligning hardware development and other disciplines to a lean-agile process model. This talk presents experiential guidance for adopting agile practices in large, physical systems’ development. We discuss strategies and lessons learned creating large cross-functional value streams and aligning the organization, including suppliers and manufacturing, on a common cadence for planning, integrating, and continuous feedback. While engineered systems continue to require designs and specifications, we present lean-agile solutions to the big, up-front design. Finally we address the cultural changes necessary for systems engineering leadership as they shift towards a lean-agile leadership style.