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Agile Transformation

Begin your agile transformation journey with the support of UL Solutions Software Intensive Systems to quickly adjust to evolving market conditions.

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As the automotive, medical device, aerospace/defense and transportation industries undergo radical transformation, electronics companies involved in the critical systems of these industry sectors must be able to rapidly adjust their teams, projects and businesses to respond to market demands for safer, more complex products to remain competitive.

 

 

Agile organizations

Agility refers to an organization’s ability to adapt quickly to changing requirements, such as new customer requirements or changes in market conditions. Being an agile organization requires self-organization, leveraging small teams that can manage themselves while effectively collaborating across the organization. These teams keep in close contact with customers to make it possible to react quickly to customer expectations. This closeness to the market allows a business unit to become more customer-centric and thus more quickly understand what is expected of them. This also lays the foundation for becoming a learning organization.

Companies involved in automotive, medical device, aerospace/defense and transportation electronics must master the development of complex products while also considering:

  • Industry standards, including Automotive SPICE® and functional safety.
  • Cybersecurity requirements.
  • Market conditions.
  • Changing technology.

 

Starting your agile transformation journey

Organizations choose to adopt an agile model to establish customer-focused product development, more flexible development processes, more effective collaboration at all levels, and enhanced innovation capabilities. However, because agile frameworks do not describe regulatory processes, companies may face particular challenges integrating such processes. This means that automotive, medical device, aerospace/defense and transportation electronics companies need an adaptable, customized approach to agile transformation.

 

 

How UL Solutions Software Intensive Systems can help companies navigate agile transformation

Our deep expertise in automotive electronics and agile principles can help companies systematically navigate the industry-specific challenges of the agile transformation so they can:

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Design and implement flexible development processes and organization structures.

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Improve adaptability and resilience to the changing requirements of market conditions, technology, the organization and customers.

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Deliver high-value products.

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Reduce process complexity and mitigate risk with early integration and rapid feedback.

 

 

We can support you in developing a customized approach to your company’s agile transformation based on your unique challenges and goals. Our skilled practitioners of agile methods and practices (such as Scrum, Kanban and SAFe®) offer integrated coaching and mentoring services as you build and improve your agile product development processes.

We also offer consulting services for agile in specialized environments, including Agile SPICE and Agile in Medical. Additionally, we offer a broad portfolio of trainings to help professionals develop the knowledge and skills to become effective scrum masters and agile change agents.

Choosing UL Solutions Software Intensive Systems as your trusted partner in agile transformation means you have the support of deeply experienced trainers and advisors as you introduce agile approaches to your organization, overcome challenges and take a holistic approach toward achieving your business objectives.

 

 

UL Solutions Software Intensive Systems agile transformation services

We offer automotive, medical device, aerospace/defense and transportation electronics companies training, mentoring and coaching services in the following aspects of agile transformation:

Agile roles (scrum masters, product owners, release train engineers, agile coaches)

Agile teams

Agile coaching for software, hardware and other teams

Reconciling agile and standards

Coaching and training

  • Basics of agile
  • Scaled Agile (SAFe®)
  • Agile leadership

Agile frameworks

  • Scrum
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
  • Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS)

Technical Agility

  • DevOps
  • Continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD)
  • Clean code
  • Agile architecture
  • Test-driven development (TDD) and behavior-driven development (BDD)

Standards

  • IEC 62304/IEC 82304 SPICE® ISO 13485
  • ISO 15288
  • ISO 61508
  • AAMI TIR45

Tools

  • Jira and Confluence
  • Visual Studio/TFS/Azure DevOps
  • Online whiteboards (e.g. Miro, Mural)
  • Kendis

Selected agile and lean methods

  • Agile estimation
  • Agile simulations
  • Agile facilitation
  • Design thinking
  • Kanban
  • Management 3.0 (e.g., Delegation Poker)
  • Project and team retrospectives
  • User story mapping and customer journey

 

Why choose UL Solutions Software Intensive Systems for agile transformation

UL Solutions Software Intensive Systems helps you to innovate with confidence. As an end-to-end provider, we take an integrated, holistic approach to help you apply agile methodology to many key aspects of automotive, medical device, aerospace/defense and transportation critical systems, including:

  • Application lifecycle management (ALM) and tooling
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automotive SPICE and Extensions
  • Autonomy safety/Safety of the intended function (SOTI)F
  • AUTomotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR)
  • Cloud infrastructure services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science and analytics
  • Embedded operating system (OS) safety
  • Functional safety
  • Homologation
  • IT service management
  • Medical software and systems
  • Mobile and web apps
  • Process management
  • Systems engineering

When you choose us as your trusted partner, you benefit from:

  • Our 20 years of combined industry excellence  
  • Market-leading software competence supporting organizations in their digital transformation into service-oriented systems providers 
  • Global expertise in large-scale complex systems and software engineering, safety, and security Deep expertise in applying appropriate processes, methods and tools across the entire product lifecycle 
  • Proven track record of partnering with global market leaders  
  • Experience in industries with critical systems, including automotive, medical device, aerospace/defense and transportation 
  • Knowledgeable consultants and engineers dedicated to helping you transform your business 
  • Extensive thought leadership, delivered through consulting, coaching, public and private trainings, hands-on workshops and other opportunities 
  • Trusted software tools for process excellence, help with regulatory compliance and data science 

Contact us to learn more about our agile transformation services, ask questions and get started.

 

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