Agile Robot Development

Project Detail

Client: A startup manufacturer of robotic medical devices

Business Area: Research and Development

Opportunity: A Silicon Valley startup’s research and development team had grown rapidly into separate functional groups that were operating independently and innovating too slowly

Approach: Implement a hybrid Agile program management approach to revolutionize speed to deliver an innovative new product

  • Reorganized into “product family” teams, each with a “product owner” leader
  • Developed a common language and norms for each team to iterate development in 2-week “Sprint” cycles
  • Located teams together with visual controls in each project team area and deployed JIRA task management software to track progress
  • Planned and frequently revised a cascade of milestones to develop working designs that passed customer-focused tests with minimum required documentation

Results: Still confidential!

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