Project Management

CANCELED: What’s In Between? Hybrid Agile Processes for Product Development

August 25, 2022 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)

Platform: Zoom
Capacity: 3000
Duration: 60 min
Presenter: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal

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Over the past few years, many organizations that manufacture tangible products have attempted Agile approaches for new product development.  Unfortunately, many of these processes fail to deliver the expected results in speed-to-market and flexibility.  Yet, returning to a full waterfall process remains bureaucratic and intractable with remote and virtual teams.  The solution is a hybrid agile-waterfall process. 

In this session, we will identify various processes and systems for new product development (NPD).  You will learn about two approaches to hybrid product development that can enhance the culture of innovation in your organization.  We will provide examples of companies that adopted different processes to add flexibility while minimizing risk.  Comparing and contrasting a non-profit using WAGILE Product Development and a manufacturer using Lean NPD, you will understand how culture and risk tolerance impact the choice of an effective product development process. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand risk in innovation from a perspective of requirements uncertainty and technical uncertainty
  2. Identify different hybrid Agile-waterfall approaches to new product development
  3. Compare and contrast two organizations design of NPD systems based on risk tolerance and culture


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