Scrum for Hardware
Scrum inventor Jeff Sutherland and WikiSpeed founder Joe Justice discuss eXtreme Manufacturing and how you can implement test-driven hardware development using the Scrum framework. Learn how WIKISPEED invented a new manufacturing process that can shorten time-to-market, reduce labor costs and spur innovation.
Upon completion you will:
- Be able to define Scrum for Hardware
- Understand the 3 underpinnings of Scrum for Hardware
- Understand Component parts of a Scrum Organization
- Understand the basic principles of XP Engineering that are used in Scrum for Hardware
- How object-oriented architecture (OOA) is leveraged in Scrum for Hardware
- Be able to articulate the benefits of XM
- Have a basic understanding of how to improve your development process
- Qualify for Scrum Alliance SEUs and PMI PDUs. See FAQ for details
eXtreme Manufacturing Overview:
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XM also borrows pairing from XP: two people work together on every job. This allows a small team to swarm on a particular task, while cross-training employees and building quality control into the manufacturing process. Pairing also reduces dependency on different skill sets.
XM uses Test Driven Development, or TDD, to dramatically speed up time-to-market and lower development costs. Team WIKISPEED for example used real-time crash test data to build a computer program that simulates an actual crash test. They were able to save millions of dollars in crash tests by simulating them each Sprint. After a number of Sprints accumulating data, WIKISPEED pays for another physical test. The new information is then used to up-date the computer simulation. This lowers material costs since WIKISPEED doesn’t have to destroy a car each time they want to test it and it reduces production costs because crash tests are expensive.
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