An empirical study on the usage of agile methods in the mechatronics industry

Sagar Mule, Peter Hehenberger

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Abstract

Increasing usage of mechatronics systems into different applications such as manufacturing system, home appliances with IoT, digital twin and many more, demands an efficient product development method for mechatronics products. As agile product development is known for its efficiency and flexibility in the software industry, research to implement the same approach in the mechatronics industry was more than a necessity. This research unveils the views on the mechatronics product development methods with the help of semi-structured interviews and survey. It explains the use of agile methods as per the need of the industry and in the context of mechatronics product development. Many important aspects have been surfaced such as important phases of mechatronics product development for use of agile method along with involvement of different stakeholders, its benefits, pain points while using agile method and a need of incorporating virtual prototyping into the process. With these results, conceptualization of a hybrid approach could proceed in the right direction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 21st International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728162249
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2020
Event21st International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2020 - Cracow, Poland
Duration: 9 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

Publication series

Name2020 21st International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2020

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2020
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityCracow
Period09.12.202011.12.2020

Keywords

  • agile approach
  • CPS
  • IoT
  • Mechatronics product development
  • semi-structured interview
  • virtual prototyping

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