Test Driven Development

Managing a Global Agile Manufacturing Company

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I just enjoyed an interview with a Masters in Project Management student at Bond University in Brisbane Australia, Marcos Marciel Sgoria. His research on Agile in Manufacturing companies led him to read Paolo Sammichelli's fantastic book, Scrum For Hardware, and that introduced him to both...

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Twice the Teslas in Half the Time

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In 2006 I designed and manufactured the WIKISPEED modular car. In 2010 team WIKISPEED produced the Scrum Build Server, a Scrum team with flexible tooling capable of compiling a wide variety of CAD designs, testing them, and deploying them as complete physical products. In 2011 Tim Myer...

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Definition of Done for Hardware Projects with longer release cycles

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I was recently emailed by a savvy Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) about the "Definition of Done for Hardware Projects with longer release cycles. e.g. Saab Fighter Jets." Kelley Harris writes:  >>I'd welcome your suggestions for adjusting the definition of done for hardware projects that have a...

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We Limit Our Materials

  |   Agile, Blog, Industry News, Learning, & Education, Test Driven Development, WIKISPEED Shop & Manufacturing, Xtreme Manufacturing   |   2 Comments

A core XM (eXtreme Manufacturing) practice is to only use materials that can be inexpensively iterated (re-made) in less than a week, and then choose the fewest number of different materials / processes practical in order to build deep experience quickly. Here's the list of stuff to...

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