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Implementation of Agile Methodology and Framework in EKU Power Drives

  • The business environment has changed within the past few decades. Growing global competition and the trend of shortening product life-cycle have reshaped the market, coercing companies into reconsidering their business strategies and product development. Higher quality, better time-to-delivery, and cost optimization are crucial factors for firms to compete in this tumultuous market. Therefore, companies are adopting a New Product Development (NPD), which is agile and customer-centric. The path toward change, however, is not identical for every enterprise since companies have their own unique organizational architecture and culture, demanding a thorough consideration of various facets of change, which is the focus of this study. EKU Power Drives, the company case study for this research, is actively involved in innovating electrification solutions and embedded software control for mobile power generation in the oil and gas industry upstream segment. The firm is considering transforming to an agile-based framework to fulfill its vision, which is becoming the most preferred partner for the key players in the target markets. This study aims to investigate the optimal Agile methodology and framework for the case study according to its business context, identify the challenges and how to address them, and outline an implementation procedure.

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Author:Alireza Abbas Nejad
Referee:Michael Hepp
Document Type:Master's Thesis
Year of Completion:2023
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Date of final exam:2023/07/27
Release Date:2023/03/02
Tag:Agile; Agile-Stage-Gate (Hybrid; New product development; Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Degree Program:MBA - International Business Management
Functional area:Business Strategy
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich gesch├╝tzt