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SCRUM for Hardware Development: What Works, What Doesn’t - Eleven Lessons Learned at Thermo Fisher

Location: Your office

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Overview

Kevin ThompsonWhile agile principles from software development carry over to hardware (i.e. tangible) product development, practices do not translate quite so neatly. Our previous session focused on how the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework, a synthesis of Lean and Agile, fits within a company’s existing phase gate system. In this tactical session, Dr. Kevin Thompson will focus on SCRUM methods and the Product Owner’s role, including how to shepherd team members, define user requirements (User Stories don’t work the same way) and scope (time based estimation versus consensus norm of sizing).

He will describe 11 different ways hardware practices differ from software and tell you what to do instead. Drawing on Thermo Fisher's experience using Scrum to develop mass spectrometry equipment, he will share lessons learned from this very successful experiment.

Specifically he will offer guidance on:

  • How a hardware /tangible product development team can transition smoothly to a Scrum process
  • How sprints work in a non-software environment
  • How product requirements are more component driven than user-interaction driven
  • How to achieve velocity

Download his white paper, “Eleven Lessons Learned about Agile Hardware Development,” from www.cprime.com

Team attendance encouraged; no additional fee!

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** This is the third of four webinar sessions in our exclusive AGILE INNOVATION GURU SERIES to be held on consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays in October. Sign up for the whole series and learn how to conduct sprints, use SCRUM, and successfully translate Agile principles into practices for product development beyond IT.

SIGN UP ONLINE OR CALL 800-338-2223 or 781-891-8080

Session Leaders

Kevin Thompson, Ph.D., is a physicist, former software developer andproject manager, and current researcher and consultant in the field of Agile Project Management. As cPrime's Agile Practice Lead, Dr. Thompson has trained thousands of people in Scrum and Kanban, and created cPrime's Agile Scaling and Portfolio-Management solutions and consulting standards. He has helped over one hundred clients, ranging from very small to very large, with Agile development of Web applications, Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence systems, Cloud Computing, Compilers, computer games, and medical products. Dr. Thompson is committed to advancing the state of the art of Agile Project Management, not only within, but beyond, the world of software-product development. His pioneering RAGE paper (Recipes for Agile Governance in the Enterprise), innovation in Agile Portfolio Management, and current research in Agile Hardware development reflect this commitment. Dr. Thompson earned his BS in Physics from Santa Clara University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University.

Download his white paper, “Eleven Lessons Learned about Agile Hardware Development,” from www.cprime.com

Register Now

** This is the third of four webinar sessions in our exclusive AGILE INNOVATION GURU SERIES to be held on consecutive Tuesdays in October. Sign up for the whole series and learn how to conduct sprints, use SCRUM, and successfully translate Agile principles into practices for product development beyond IT.

SIGN UP ONLINE OR CALL 800-338-2223 or 781-891-8080

What you will learn

  • How a hardware /tangible product development team can transition smoothly to a Scrum process 
  • How sprints work in a non-software environment
  • How product requirements are more component driven than user-interaction driven
  • How to achieve velocity

Register Now

** This is the third of four webinar sessions in our exclusive AGILE INNOVATION GURU SERIES to be held on consecutive Tuesdays in October. Sign up for the whole series and learn how to conduct sprints, use SCRUM, and successfully translate Agile principles into practices for product development beyond IT.

SIGN UP ONLINE OR CALL 800-338-2223 or 781-891-8080

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