Applying Agile to Unmanned Vehicle Hardware Development Challenges
Robotics and unmanned systems have reached a convergence between legacy development strategies borne out of the aerospace/defense industries and the rapid development cycles of commercial product development. How will developers meet the need for shorter schedules and frequent product refreshes while preserving the reliability of highly complex systems, all the while maintaining budgets?
Syncroness has demonstrated success blending the rigor of waterfall development planning with the flexibility and speed of Agile Scrum daily execution. This paper discusses applying these integrated practices to recent robotics hard-ware development projects via a set of challenges that were overcome: organizing people, enhancing collaboration, managing complexity, handling change, and reducing risk.[...]