This article touches on several common software-driven challenges, that can impede an organization’s ability to innovate rapidly, improve product quality, reduce costs and streamline compliance.
Agile is no longer the new kid on the block. It has existed for over a decade, and many claim it has crossed the chasm. Numerous development organizations have already adopted agile practices or are in the process of doing so. The speed of adoption depends on the customers’ environment.
In this article, Anthony Lockwood from Desktop Engineering recommends that viewers check out the "intriguing" white by MKS, entitled, "Accelerating Innovation in Automotive Engineering". The article notes that "it is time for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to do for software development what PLM has done for design: control costs and accelerate innovation."
This article will introduce you to the basic concepts of Scrum development and help you determine if Scrum is right for you. Scrum terminology is probably rather different from what you currently use. Although some of the terminology maps closely to what you may do today, much does not. While Scrum tends to talk about "products" a lot, Scrum is equally appropriate for both IT organizations and ISVs.
Entitled "Harmonizing Modeling & Simulation with the Development Lifecycle," this 10-page PDF does a terrific job making its case for a better way to effectively manage all the processes that are the lifecycle of embedded code then integrate that knowledge with the rest of the organization.