May 15 - 17, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi, Livonia, MI

Hands-On Focus Day - Wednesday May 15, 2019

Start of Hands-On Focus Day

9:00 am - 10:00 am Registration, Morning Networking, & Breakfast

Grab a bite and a coffee, and build a deeper relationship with your network

10:00 am - 12:00 pm WORKSHOP A: Developing Practical Strategies to Integrate Agile Methodology into Automotive Software Development

Scott Davis - Project Manager Electrical Engineering & Vehicle Connectivity, Volvo Group
Agile Integration – have you struggled with how to integrate Agile Methods onto your team? Do you wonder how other OEMs have been integrating this process? In this workshop you will learn ideas to identify ideal teams to start the integration process, how to educate them on Agile steps, and potential software tools that can help with implementation.

Scott Davis

Project Manager Electrical Engineering & Vehicle Connectivity
Volvo Group

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

Hungry? So are we! Sit down to a tasty meal while discussing the topics so far and what’s to come in the day.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm WORKSHOP B: Getting Agile off the Ground: Practical Steps to Launching Agile with your Automotive Team

Matt Blackburn - Certified Scrum Master, Agile Architect, Ford Motor Company
You’ve chosen the team, got everyone prepped and now it’s time to start your first Agile project off the ground. Can you adapt Agile to a current process? What steps will help you create a new culture? This is the workshop that will help you think about integrating Agile to current processes, identify the uniqueness in the nature and sequencing of deliverables, and determine when to use “soft stories” in place of “hard stories”.

Matt Blackburn

Certified Scrum Master, Agile Architect
Ford Motor Company

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break - Coffee & Networking

Wow, that was some great information - grab a snack and review the sessions with your fellow attendees
What is Scrum? How do Scrum and Agile Processes differ in the automotive space? When do you use Scrum in place of traditional processes? To close the day we are going to focus on a popular Agile Process: Scrum. In this forum, you will learn to determine when you need Scrum. Then you will learn how to identify the appropriate team, start and of course document the process from the story to testing.

David Rush

Chief Methodologist and Principal Director Industry X.0 Consulting, Connected Products & Lifecycle Services


Dave West

CEO and Product Owner

End of Workshop Day