Steffen Kuhn describes how agile practices can be combined with the application of the functional safety standard ISO 26262 when developing safety-related automotive embedded software.
Utilizing results from a ZVEI working group, misconceptions regarding the compatibility of safety and agile are discussed, as well as some common challenges and solutions.
Key topics and takeaways:
- Agile methods like Scrum can be combined with functional safety
- It is beneficial to use agile methods in complex safety-related developments
- In safety-related development, agile teams must consider additional activities and process requirements
- The role of the safety manager can be integrated into agile teams
- The agile practices refactoring, pair programming and continuous integration are recommended for use in safety-related development