Owning the Sky with Agile: Building a Fighter Jet Faster, Cheaper, Better with Scrum

J. Furuhjelm, J. Justice, J. Segertoft, JJ Sutherland, Global Scrum Gathering, San Diego, California, 2017

AbstractAdvanced military systems are some of the most expensive and most complex research, design, and manufacturing challenges in the world. The sheer cost of military procurement worldwide is measured in the trillions of dollars, and for decades costs risen seemingly indefinitely. As a result, many companies are seeking new ways of working that will control costs while delivering the highest quality. Saab Defense has adopted an Agile process to address the issue in both hardware and software teams to produce a new multi-role strike fighter, the JAS 39E Saab Gripen.

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