TAF agile framework: Reducing uncertainty within minimum time and resources

Rafael Hostettler, Annette Isabel Bohmer, Udo Lindemann, Alois Knoll

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Abstract

TAF Agile Framework addresses the challenge of providing a methods framework for agile mechatronic product development. It aims to reduce uncertainty towards the product within minimum time and resources by taking a holistic, interdisciplinary perspective on the product and iteratively increases knowledge by applying the scientific method to the domains of desirability, feasibility and viability. It crystallizes this knowledge by building prototypes and artifacts to disseminate it quickly throughout large teams. It integrates best practices from traditional mechatronic development (e.g. Munich Procedural Model) with methods inspired by lean startup, scrum and design thinking. It coordinates cross-functional teams and helps to identify critical functions in order to build the right things before building them right. TAF is applied wherever companies need to adapt to a changing market, where the current business model or rather product lost its viability and where mechatronic products are developed de-novo. In this study, TAF Agile Framework is deduced from the combined experience of 37 agile mechatronic development projects and evaluated with the results of 13 further projects during a two weeks lab course at TU Munich.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering, Technology and Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Proceedings
EditorsRicardo Jardim-Goncalves, Joao Pedro Mendonca, Marc Pallot, Alain Zarli, Joao Martins, Maria Marques
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages767-775
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781538607749
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2017
Event23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Madeira Island, Portugal
Duration: 27 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation: Engineering, Technology and Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Proceedings
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2017
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityMadeira Island
Period27/06/1729/06/17

Keywords

  • agile
  • digital innovation
  • mechatronics
  • physical product development
  • product development

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