At the intersection of hardware, software, and innovation is WIKISPEED. An Agile hardware and engineering company of 500 collaborators in twenty countries, Team WIKISPEED uses test-first development practices, is run by Scrum teams, and produces road-legal cars, micro-houses, and social-good projects. Joe Justice shares how their 100-MPG road car was created in just three months through object-oriented design, iterative development, and agile project management. Joe describes how agile software techniques are applied to physical engineering and manufacturing, and how cross-functional team members can eliminate the constraints we imagine around traditional manufacturing. “We produce new modules of our car every week,” he says. “We demo them every Thursday.” Each module goes through a Sprint release cycle, a test cycle, and a release and ship once a week. The same Sprint process can be used in all kinds of product industries including, of all things, champagne.
Joe shares the example of the design and development of their ultra-efficient, modular cars, and their client’s projects in satellites, laboratory equipment, missile systems, radio systems, medical devices, software projects, service deliveries, marketing, finance, HR, and others. Hear examples of exactly how to launch or relaunch your projects and organization with Joe’s methods.
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