Using Agile Methods to Improve Change Communication in the Automotive Industry at IMS Gear

  • Changes are constantly accelerating. A major issue that companies are dealing with is how to communicate those changes in a way that is efficient and effective and therefore successful. Traditional models such as the ones by Lewin, Bridges or Kotter are reaching their limits due to the orientation on fixed vision, goals and processes. The time has come to change the way change is managed. New organizational structures are therefore required. An example of a new model to deal with the speed of change is agile management. Agility provides a platform for better communication, including the quantity and quality aspect. IMS Gear, an automotive supplier located in South Germany, is currently in the stage of a transition. Agile mindsets are anchored in their vision and strategy, yet the implementation of agile frameworks is still improvable. The PEP project is a first step into the direction of ensuring the future of the company despite all external and internal changes. Therefore, based on a model by Audi AG consultant Gergs, improvement approaches are developed.

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Author:Nadine Gerach
Advisor:Eva Kirner
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Language:English
Year of Completion:2017
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Release Date:2017/08/04
Tag:Agile Methods; Agility; Automotive Industry; Change Communication; Change Management
Pagenumber:70
Degree Program:IBM - International Business Management
Functional area:Business Strategy
Access Rights:Innerhalb der Hochschule
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG