Medical device manufacturers face new pressures from many fronts. Devices are becoming more connected and therefore becoming more consumer facing. As consumers become more digitally savvy, they expect a more continuous and progressive release of capabilities delivered to them over time. However, despite the need to deliver fast, medical systems must still address regulatory compliance and ensure that not only do these products address user’s needs, but that organizations can manufacture and sell them.
Many in the medical device industry are looking to lean-agile product development principles and practices to address these challenges. Organizing around value, aligning on a common cadence, building quality-in, as well as continuous integration and delivery practices provide the ability to learn faster, deliver more frequently, and still address compliance concerns.
In this talk we discuss how lean-agile and scaling principles support medical device development and how to build them using IBM’s Continuous Engineering solution.