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Interview Study on the Agile Development of Mechatronic Systems

Goevert, Kristin; Heimicke, Jonas; Lindemann, Udo; Albers, Albert

Abstract:
In order to be as responsive as possible to changes in the dynamic context of mechatronic system development, companies are increasingly integrating agile approaches into their development processes. They are confronted with the challenges of adapting approaches that originate in software development to the conditions of physical development, without neglecting the experiences gained over many years regarding product and process knowledge. In addition, agile development approaches must be integrated into existing processes through a systematic implementation strategy. In order to gain an initial understanding of the current situation in mechatronic companies with regard to agile development approaches, an interview study was conducted with 18 participants from real development practice. This could show that the companies in mechatronic system development are currently at the beginning of agile transformation and need approaches that are modelled on the basis of real development projects and are best possible tailored to the needs of these companies through a clear technical orientation. The findings gained are not universally valid, but represent a basis for further research work.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000098484
Veröffentlicht am 27.09.2019
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Produktentwicklung (IPEK)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 07.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2220-4342
KITopen-ID: 1000098484
Erschienen in Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design
Band 1
Heft 1
Seiten 2287–2296
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED19, 5-8 August 2019, Delft, The Netherlands
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 26.07.2019
Schlagwörter Agile, Interview Study, Design process, Early design phases, Design methods
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