Learn how to leverage the agile project management methodology within the context of new product development for manufacturers.
Agile isn't just for software. It can also be applied in the creation of manufactured physical objects. Manufacturers who bring new products to market are under unique pressures. They must consider the time to market, health and safety, and the cost of materialsâall while trying to deliver great products under tight deadlines. In this course, learn how to streamline your project pipeline by leveraging the agile project management methodology within the context of new product development. Discover where agile works best, how to prepare your team and organization to apply agile methods, and how to expand the use of agile for new product development. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have a foundational understanding of how to use the agile methodology to quickly deliver high-quality results.
What you should know
1. What Is Agile Project Management for New Product Development?
Business pressure on manufacturers: Part 1
Business pressure on manufacturers: Part 2
The iterative approach of agile: Part 1
The iterative approach of agile: Part 2
The mechanics of agile
The role of the project manager
Project team member roles
Agile compared to waterfall: Part 1
Agile compared to waterfall: Part 2
Chapter one summary
2. Which Type of New Product Development Projects Work Best with Agile?
Where agile works best
Converging on a solution
Modularized work in agile
Agile fosters collaboration
Agile fosters collaborative teams
Agile fosters creative teams
Agile and Stage-Gate
Chapter two summary
3. How to Start Using Agile for New Product Development
Find your customer-focused project
Prepare your team
Prepare your organization
Chapter three summary
4. Expanding and Formalizing the Use of Agile for New Product Development