Scaling Agile development in mechatronics organizations

One of the present challenges among large mechatronics companies is how to scale agile beyond short iterations on the team level.

These iterations are never visible as short lead-times in launching new/updated products since the overall R&D approach for the organization is still governed by an overall stage gate or V-model. The software deliveries are still planned in time towards scheduled integration points determined by mechanics and manufacturing development, even if individual trams are able to reprioritize and implement features in a 2-4 week cycle.

The project aims to identify and guide first initiative to scale of agile in the context of organizations developing mechatronic products. The findings would e.g. be analysis methods and a set of process, organizational and architectural patterns together with checklists.

Participating companies

  • Volvo Cars
  • Volvo Group
  • Grundfos
  • Saab
  • Axis
  • TetraPak

Participating researchers


Ulrik Ekelund