Agile methods like Scrum, Unified Process, and RAD are increasingly becoming the tools of choice in R&D, especially when there is a high degree of uncertainty regarding viable solutions. Thus, many companies are uncertain how to implement agile product development while managing the required documents to prove a system‘s quality and worthiness to external authorities. The article identifies three approaches to apply agile product development in regulated industries.
Blockchain, the technology behind virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, is being promoted by many as one of the most promising emerging technologies. This article adresses the question of how blockchain could affect R&D processes within manufacturing companies.
Digitalization and connectivity are causing major disruption in industries around the globe. As a result, more and more companies are adapting agile principles and practices to meet the challenges and CTOs confront tough questions concerning the best way to adopt agile product development processes so as to increase R&D performance and create valuable innovation.