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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Law of Expanding Returns

Certainly we have all heard of The Law of Diminishing Returns; the marginal utility decreases over time approaching a asymptote and/or becoming negative (see right). However, this law does not apply to all situations and all times, including when sorely needed improvements have been postponed due to...
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#Management Consulting #Team Integration #Automotive Agile

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Agility and Organization are not in Contradiction

Agile company? Is an agile company not a contradiction in itself? Overhead makes every organization inertial, does it not? Everybody has painful memories of how slow and rigid some organizations can be.
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#Automotive Agile

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

8 Misconceptions of Agile in Automotive

In my daily work as an Agile Coach in Automotive, I always encounter a (more or less) fix set of myths and misconceptions about Agile. Although these myths do not occur exclusively in the automotive sector, it seems that they are far less common in other industries. Perhaps it is because Automotive ...
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

There are Rumors of Radical Changes within the Automotive

Recently I participated in several Automotive industry conference events. These events shared some common themes, especially with respect to the automotive digital transformation, autonomous driving, and e-mobility. At all the different events, I observed two things: The traditional automotive commu...
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#Automotive SPICE #Automotive Agile

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How Do I Test This Requirement?

“All I want for Christmas are testable requirements” sings the test engineer.  “Jingle bells, jingle bells QA missed a test” mocks the system architect.  At the holiday party, the developers and the testers vow to work closer next year to prevent escapes even though everyone knows that this system i...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Automotive Agile

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How to be Agile and Safe

Product development organizations throw around the word agile the way the Crimson Tide dismiss the majority of their college football opponents.  Sometimes, product organizations have purpose and definition regarding their agile approach, but more often than not, they are simply guessing and throwin...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Automotive Agile

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