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May 2014 Presentation
Joe Justice (Scrum, Inc., & Team Wikispeed)

This SATURN 2014 presenter explains how Wikispeed's 100-MPG car was built in three months through object-oriented design and Agile project management.


Software Engineering Institute



Team WIKISPEED is an Agile hardware and engineering company, using Test First development practices run by Scrum teams to produce road-legal cars, microhouses, and social good projects. Joe leads WIKISPEED, a team of 500 volunteers in 20 countries, and walks us through how their 100-MPG road car was made possible in just three months through object-oriented design, iterative development, and Agile project management. Joe worked with the team at Scrum, Inc., to share these learnings, and now he shares his experience report on exactly how Agile from software projects is applied to physical engineering and manufacture, and how cross-functional software team members can blow up the constraints we imagine around traditional manufacturing. Joe will use the example of the design and development of their ultra-efficient, modular cars and clients' projects in satellites, laboratory equipment, missile systems, radio systems, medical devices, and others.