White Paper: Agile-Stage-Gate: Dr. Robert Cooper
Scrum, Sprints, Kanban, Niko Niko... It used to be that these words were spoken exclusively within a software development environment, where Agile methodology took root. However, some early adopters and leading manufacturers have recently been giving them a new meaning, by experimenting and translating Agile methodology into their new product development processes.
Early results show that Agile methods integrated with traditional gating approaches can be used to yield significant potential benefits for manufacturers - for example, studies show a typical time-to-market reduction of about 30% compared to traditional gating systems.
Why does an Agile-Stage-Gate hybrid system work? What are the early results experienced with this new approach? And, most importantly, how do you combine Agile methodologies and traditional gated idea-to-launch process within your own company?
Find out more about the principles of Agile methodology and the benefits of this approach for NPD in this exclusive white paper.