If you like buzzword-bashing, using words like “Scrum” or “Agile” right now is a good way to start. And with all the hype, the criticism grows louder – which in turn is usually a good indicator that there is something real about that hype. So let’s get this out of the way: in an increasingly complex automotive sector (digital or not), it is not the question IF one needs to become Agile, but HOW.
At trive.me, we are huge supporters of Scrum in Automotive. We don’t think of failing as failing, but an iterative process of (idea-) validation and experimentation – or in the words of Scrum: inspect and adapt. This is even more important when using Scrum beyond software development. However, we understand that there is so much more to working Agile, than simply applying a framework – such as Scrum. We combine a user-centric approach with a lightweight framework and a fail-fast attitude to help us master future mobility’s highly complex challenges.
It is super important to recognize that agility goes beyond Scrum and is more than an accelerator to your project or development team. Working Agile means to holistically change the approach of how to solve problems from ideation to development – not just in that one project, but as an entire organization. For us at trive.me, Agile in Automotive is about living the values and principles first – a sustainable culture change is the necessary foundation to successfully combine multiple aspects of Agile, such as Design Thinking, Scrum and DevOps. That means Agile is more about embracing change than about certain routines, rules, or events such as a Sprint Planning