Library Spotlight: Owning the Sky with Agile
The complete paper can be downloaded from the Scrum Inc website.
Paper authors: Jörgen Furuhjelm, Project Manager, R&D, Saab Aeronautics; Johan Segertoft, Project Manager, Avionics Software, Saab Aeronautics; Joe Justice and J.J. Sutherland, Scrum Inc.,
- Agile (and Scrum) can be used in every level or engineering discipline. In this case from software, hardware & fuselage design.
- It’s important to set a common pulse of deliverables. In this case, 3 week sprints (all beginning/ending on same day), 4 sprints per increment, several Increments per “Development Step” (typically next Test Aircraft)
- 1000 engineers/100 teams working together on the aircraft, all with team autonomy (within the constraints of the framework) to adjust to local context
- Minimised organisational hierarchy, complete transparency, decisions made at lowest level possible
- Product owner as proxy for the customer, plus Saab & customer pilots
- Alignment with Strategic Plan as a living document in constant need of adjustment based upon learning.