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Extreme engineering in practice – How scrum lean and XM practices help 3 racingteams building vehicles

• We're educated wrongly. Time- and taskbased and risk avoiding, not on learing, cooperation and delivering value. The main reason students were stuck in their challenge: building a hydrogen racecar. We released them by unlearning the following using agile principles:
• Focus on cooperation not individual tasks – Every teammember has an extra skill or talent which can be very useful for the team. (sketchnoting, basic electro engineering)
• No guts- no glory – Just Do It. You're on earth the experience and learn. “Failing” fast delivers also value.
• Transparancy – Doing the Right Things by applying agile artifacts like portfoliowalls and scrumboards
• Tangible results – Deliver a working part of the prototype every week
• Increase of Fun – Drinking beer, loud music and party isn't a sign of being a inresponsible student. It's re-charge their battery. Literary in their case.. ;-)
• Decrease of Stress (no dropouts and extreme working overtime) - Making structural long days resulted in failing components which were manufactured at night.
• Efficiency vd Effectiveness – Saving time on the short term can sometimes be contra productive on the long term
• Clean Workspace – Overview which tool to grasp saves an enormous amount of time
• Encouraging creativity – Think first about why and what to build. Don't by just executing a task.

Learning Outcomes:
- How to apply scrum in engineering,
- How to create a doing mindset
- What difference does a tangible product make
- What manufacturing and engineering can learn from Scrum in IT and vice versa
- Scrum outside IT is the (next) big thing with more and more proven results.

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