Prof. Bernhard Rumpe
In the IT business the quick are swallowing the slow. Agility in development and innovation is a core asset for the business. As IT is now invading more and more domains, such as cell phones, cars, health, it is definitely worth to closely examine how agile techniques work in software development and could work in systems development.
In the first part, we examine the current state of agile development methods to understand what the working concepts of agility are. In particular we highlight the differences to traditional methods and processes.
In the second part, we talk about how to adapt agility to systems development in more traditional domains.
Prof. Tullio Tolio
Dr. Tim Minshall
As the pace of development and adoption of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies continues to increase, there are many issues that still need to be addressed before UK firms can capture the full potential that these technologies promise. This presentation will describe four areas of research that are seeking to improve our understanding of the barriers and opportunities for AM. The four areas are exploring: the circumstances in which AM technologies may be a sustaining or disruptive innovation, and how firms can manage their adoption in different application areas; the linkages between the adoption of AM technologies and the (re)location of manufacturing activities; the impact that AM technologies are likely to have on a range of industrial sustainability issues; and the role of public policy in supporting the scaling-up of AM technologies.
Nis Ovesen, PhD
Prof. Günther Schuh
Prof. Jan Borchers