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Digital transformation can help manufacturers make better decisions faster and help companies harness the accelerating rate of change.
Randy Rausch, Director of Technology – Digital Transformation,
Steve Orth, Director of Project Management
Digital transformation is about using data to make better business decisions faster. The data shows agile project management methodologies consistently lead to higher quality, productivity and customer satisfaction.
Project development cycles that were acceptable 10 years ago aren’t good enough for customers today. This trend will continue, and today’s “fast enough” won’t be fast enough tomorrow. To remain competitive, companies developing software need agile processes that navigate and harness the accelerating rate of change.
Agile helps teams develop better software faster and provides a competitive advantage in our rapidly changing world.
What is agile and how does it affect manufacturing operations?
Agile is a mindset and Lean manufacturing approach that emphasizes short time frames, adaptability and completing project through incremental steps. Agile methodologies are often contrasted with traditional waterfall approaches. Gantt charts are replaced with burn up charts. Scrum masters and product owners play a key role in project execution. Learning and adapting are valued more than proving original estimates were correct. Customer collaboration is prioritized over contract negotiation. The highest priority in agile is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable solutions.
Scrum is the most popular brand Of agile and lightweight framework to organize, prioritize and execute projects With an emphasis on continuous improvement. Scrum is founded on empiricism and Lean thinking. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and decisions should be based on what is observed. Lean thinking reduces waste and focuses on the essentials.
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Data analysis has shown that agile project management methodologies consistently result in higher quality, productivity, and customer satisfaction. This emphasizes the importance of utilizing agile project management in digital transformation efforts to ensure success and meet the evolving needs of customers.
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Rockwell’s executive leadership team hosts a dialogue with panelists including EOSYS, discussing how they successfully collaborated with the PartnerNetwork to add customer value while accelerating progress and revenue within their own organizations.