Agile Practices (K)
Session type: Lecture
Session level: Intermediate
It’s Agile Jim, but not as we know it!
Whether you’re building a Klingon Bird-of-Prey or Robot Vacuum cleaner, Agile software delivery for physical products is hard. When you are bringing together the development of an embedded software platform, robotics and machine learning algorithms, mobile apps and backend cloud services, all for a pre-defined launch date, can you really do it without a Gantt chart in sight? Well, we have certainly been giving it our best shot! This is the story of our journey so far in transforming how Dyson is developing products with an ever-increasing reliance on software.
Andy is the Product Manager for Dyson’s IoT Cloud, helping to rapidly grow the platform to support the increasing range of connected products. He has been leading connected product development teams for over 12 years, in roles ranging from development to test and product ownership.
Andy is an evangelist for lean software development, Continuous Delivery and its application to the often waterfall world of physical product development.