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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

‘Appropriate’ Efficiency: Few Auto Companies Know How To Measure That Including GM

Last week, the Chief Executive Offer (CEO) of General Motors GM -0.1%, Mary Barra, publicly messaged that its 155,000 global employees shall be allowed to “work appropriately” in the future amidst a flexible, evolving sometimes-remote workplace. “The learnings and successes of the last year led us t...
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#Management Consulting #Team Integration #Automotive Agile

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Innovation Culture: Key Changes Needed For Legacy Auto Companies

Erik Tanghe may have said it best: “Fear of change is like standing under a hot shower and knowing the moment you turn it off you'll be freezing cold.” 
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Quality #Team Integration

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Automakers Need to Improve Software Architecture and Integration

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and many organizations, including automakers, will continue a work from home environment for at least the first half of 2021. Despite the challenges these situations present, there are numerous requirements, standards and state of the art practices that OE...
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#Automotive SPICE #Team Integration

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Researching How Autonomous Should Work For The Cognitively-Impaired

We all imagine the happy path. Simple instructions. An autonomous vehicle that arrives upon request, drives itself from our doorstep to our office’s lobby and then either parks itself or journeys to its next rider. No hassles. No worries.
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#Functional Safety #Quality #Team Integration

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Five Ways Agile In Automotive Will Pivot In 2021

Agile Development, a way to incrementally approach complex projects by decomposing it into smaller chunks and measuring the ability of the team to accomplish these bite-sized pieces, has absolutely taken ahold recently in the automotive sector. Companies attempting to forge into the brave, innovativ...
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#Team Integration #Automotive Agile

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Automotive’s New Reality: Keeping Offsite Teams On The Same Page Just Got Harder

In the past decade or so, the complexity of managing a global team became exponentially more difficult. Teams were partially dissected, shipped offshore in multiple directions for (unrealized?) cost avoidance whilst software grew exponentially (e.g. upwards of 1B lines of code) AND multiple standard...
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#Quality #Team Integration

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