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Agile contracts and collaboration models

Client relations in an agile framework
Although agile development has flourished for many years in the IT sector, it’s only recently been introduced to the automotive industry. Moving successfully to agile methods in automotive development means adapting elements of different agile models and combining them with automotive standards. It’s a complex undertaking requiring a great deal of management expertise, a supportive corporate culture, and a high level of mutual trust.

Benefits

Flexibility

Influence and define the scope of major features during the project without disrupting development and without the overhead of extended negotiations.

Transparency

Ensure clients and the project team can see the status and scope of the project at any time.

Delivery: working software in each release

The customer can decide with every delivery whether the features match their needs, whether they are complete, and whether minor tweaks are necessary. Bugs are reported and fixed within each sprint, and test coverage increases accordingly to ensure working code at every release.

Continuous customer involvement

Because each cycle includes working deliverables, the project lead and customer can provide immediate feedback, request minor tweaks, and even generate valuable new ideas for consideration.

 

Key Features

  • Driving the transition to agile by introducing and coaching teams in agile frameworks
  • Supporting the introduction of agile contracts and agile collaboration models

 

Integration with other EB Automotive products and services

Software project execution

It’s crucial to establish the right control mechanisms early and then continuously adjust to changes in the team or the project environment. This is a key benefit of agile software project execution.

Success Stories

Ford mobile device integration for SYNC platform

Ford wanted to give drivers the ability to safely interact with third-party apps on their mobile device while in the car. EB helped Ford implement AppLink, an API that lets developers use Ford’s Sync interface to allow customers to interact with their application via voice control. ... Read more

Software for the automotive industry