"Be given a project without requirements, no architecture, no documentation, globally distributed teams, and a newly started R&D center; have product management and stakeholders issue a warning: deliver on time with quality or face serious consequences; then bring in brilliant people, empower them, and launch agile practices with supporting tooling."
The above "User Story" exemplifies the situation CEVT Power-train Engineering faced at the beginning of 2016. Today, a totally new car brand, Lynk & Co, has been launched in China, which will target EMEA and the Americas in the near future. How was this possible in such a short time?
The recipe was:
Bring in good people and empower the teams
Apply agile practices (Scrum and Kanban)
Bring in tooling to support development (Continuous Integration)
Test, test, and test
Orchestrating agile teams is not a "walk in the park", but with good leadership and motivated people together with supported tooling, almost any challenge that is near chaos can be turned into a success.
Markus Niklasson (China Euro Vehicle Technology AB)
Software Developer (Tools & Integrations) and Scrum Master (Basic Software) at CEVT Powertrain Engineering Software Controls & Calibrations
~15 years in the software industry
Telecommunications, entry systems applications, heavy industry applications, and now automotive
MSc EE from Chalmers University of Technology
Certifications > Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) & Scrum Master (PSM1) from Scrum.org > SEI Software Architecture Professional from Carnegie Mellon > Foundation Level in Software Testing from ISTQB.org