The challenges of becoming agile – experiences from new product development in industry and design education

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Ovesen, N and Dowlen, C (2012). The challenges of becoming agile – experiences from new product development in industry and design education. International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Artesis University College, Antwerp, Belgium 06 - 07 Sep 2012 London South Bank University.
AuthorsOvesen, N and Dowlen, C
Abstract

During the last decade agile methods have been a vast success in the domain of software development. This paper investigates whether these methods can be successfully transferred to the domain of physical product development in order to address the fundamental challenges of increased marked speed, development uncertainty and product complexity. The paper compares two cases from industry and education where agile methods are used in physical product development. The comparison between the cases is conducted within five thematic areas, which creates an overview of the challenges that may occur when implementing agile methods. The present paper is concluded by a discussion and conclusion drawing up the main challenges experienced and well as the benefits of utilising agile methods in physical product development.

KeywordsAgile methods; Scrum; Extreme Programming; education; industry
Year2012
PublisherLondon South Bank University
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CC BY 4.0
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Print06 Sep 2012
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Deposited22 Aug 2017
Accepted01 May 2012
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