Agile for Automotive 2020

February 26 - 28, 2020

Dave West

CEO and Product Owner

Dave West is the Product Owner and CEO at He is a frequent keynote speaker and is a widely published author of articles. He also is the co-author of two books, The Nexus Framework For Scaling Scrum and Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and then worked with Ivar Jacobson running the North American business for IJI. Then managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research where he was VP and research director. Prior to joining he was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering and architecture.

Hands-On Focus Day - Wednesday May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

3:30 PM WORKSHOP C: Laying the Foundation for Scrum: Developing Case Studies from Pilot Programs

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.

Main Conference Day 1 - Thursday May 16, 2019

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

9:15 AM Automotive Agility - Coming Back to its Roots: The Story of Agility, Scrum and Toyota

In this talk Dave West, CEO of and Nigel Thurlow of Toyota Connected discuss the history and future of agility in the context of the automotive industry. They describe what the new automotive ‘agile’ operating model look likes and what it means to Toyota and their Lean approach.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Dave.

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