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Volume 127, 2017The 11th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD 2017)
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|Published online||09 October 2017|
Adapt! – Agile Project Management Supported by Axiomatic Design
1 Daimler AG, Process Development and Materials Department, 71059 Sindelfingen, Germany
2 Universität der Bundeswehr, Institut für Technische Produktentwicklung, 85577 Neubiberg, Germany
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This paper presents a novel approach for the use of Axiomatic Design Theory in combination with agile project management methods like Scrum for an effective, structured and combined product design and development process. Agile project management methods give a guideline how to manage a project, but there is only minor assistance regarding the actual product development process itself. Axiomatic Design can be used to support these methods in this point. In concrete terms, the results of the decomposition process of this theory can be used to formulate and structure the work packages for the agile project managing process. The Independence Axiom of Axiomatic Design Theory has a substantial contribution by ensuring the independence of the work packages which can be assigned to different project team members and can be processed independently by them. The combination of the different methods not only helps to ensure a good design solution but also helps to work more agile within a project team. The here proposed approach is one part of a holistic product design and development process for changeable production units – called Adapt! – and is described within a use case in the automotive sector.
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