Design Options for the Integration of Suppliers in Agile Development Projects

Günther Schuh, Stephan Schröder, Florian Vogt, Ludwig Volbert

Abstract

The shift from a seller’s to a buyer’s market catalyzes the rising demand for customer-individual products and shortens product life- as well as innovation cycles. In consequence, many companies implement iterative and flexible agile development processes instead of the well-established plan-driven approaches to fasten their product development and to increase the fulfilled degree of customer requirements. At the same time, nowadays hardly any development project can be implemented by a single company independently. Both the increasing complexity of technical products and the paradigm shift from a high degree of value added inside a company to the concentration on core competencies have led to the fact that the involvement of suppliers and development partners in the development process is indispensable. Due to the implementation of agile development processes, which are fundamentally different to the plan-driven approaches, new requirements for the cooperation of companies and suppliers emerge. These requirements are hardly addressed in existing literature and practice. Therefore, this paper aims at filling the research gap by deriving a model to describe the design dimensions with their related design options for the integration of suppliers in agile development processes for physical products.

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in Harvard Style

Schuh G., Schröder S., Vogt F. and Volbert L. (2020). Design Options for the Integration of Suppliers in Agile Development Projects.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT, ISBN 978-989-758-501-2, pages 325-332. DOI: 10.5220/0010308403250332


in Bibtex Style

@conference{cesit20,
author={Günther Schuh and Stephan Schröder and Florian Vogt and Ludwig Volbert},
title={Design Options for the Integration of Suppliers in Agile Development Projects},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT,},
year={2020},
pages={325-332},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010308403250332},
isbn={978-989-758-501-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT,
TI - Design Options for the Integration of Suppliers in Agile Development Projects
SN - 978-989-758-501-2
AU - Schuh G.
AU - Schröder S.
AU - Vogt F.
AU - Volbert L.
PY - 2020
SP - 325
EP - 332
DO - 10.5220/0010308403250332