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Agile working in the development of electric vehicles.
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Systematically developing agility and optimising product development
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Our customers in automotive, mechanical engineering and electronics are ambitious. They want product development as a matter of course and this is central to the work of employees, across different departments and levels. New agile ways of working present opportunities for self-organization. This new way of collaboration is not a one-off advancement, but is permanently improved – the process is irreversibly good.
Together with you, we help strategies, processes and structures to evolve in a sustainable way, meaning that you remain innovative, develop faster, realise more products with your team and improve your cost structures.
Every consultancy offers expertise and industry insight – including ours. But for consulting to really be effective, it has to bring the right people to the table and anchor new processes and structures with permanence. That is why we focus on professional change management and work with you to execute sustainable improvements in R&D management.
All our project managers have many years of experience in R&D management. That enables us to discuss with you at your level and offer deep subject matter competence.
Every industry has its own rules. Our project managers have acquired management experience in your industry before they became consultants.
We actively shape change. We transform affected parties into acting participants and eventually supporters. This makes sustainable implementation possible.
Scrum’s real benefit for our stakeholders is the ability to influence the process early on because of the reviews. In a traditional steering committee, problems are usually recognized much too late.
Thanks to CO-Improve’s commitment and dedication, we now have a robust and future-proof project structure. This has improved and facilitated collaboration within our company. Especially the clear focus on practical and quick implementation support really helped us.
With the help of CO Improve, we have succeeded in transitioning all new product development projects into an agile way of working, while simultaneously bringing the stakeholders with us. We have increased autonomy within the teams and sharpened managers’ attention on people and organisational development. By doing so, we were able to trigger a wave of momentum and dynamism that has enabled us to increase our adaptability to customers and markets, and to continue doing so in future.
Together with CO Improve, we have reorganised our product development activities. In the ensuing process, virtually no stone was left unturned, thereby leading to a complete rethink in terms of strategy, processes and organisation. From analysis to implementation, we have always received pragmatic and competent support at all hierarchical levels and have successfully established systems that will facilitate our continuous improvement.
Delayed deadlines, laborious coordination, a distinct lack of project overview and increasing management pressure – these are challenges faced by many companies characterised by a distinct technical focus. Here, an agile way of working offers a systematic approach to exposing these issues with amazingly simple fundamental rules, thereby allowing them to be overcome. CO Improve accompanies us with unparalleled methodological competence in the introduction of agile management methods. In addition, the consultant has a very keen sense for the success factors the underpin interpersonal interaction and demonstrates a keen eye for resolving problematic situations in practice.
Together with the consultants at CO Improve, we have adapted our product development process to the changing requirements and global structures in play. In doing so, we have succeeded in combining the existing process – while retaining its strengths – with best practice from the various locations and further developing it with the industry and technical expertise of CO Improve. Subsequently, we are improving cross-divisional cooperation, streamlining processes and strengthening the autonomy of our teams. The implementation expertise of CO Improve helps us to sustainably implement results at our various locations worldwide.
We successfully launched our change initiative KPDO (KION Product Development Optimization) together with CO Improve – an endeavour that enjoyed tremendously professional & holistic support, as well as expert intuition. Stakeholders were involved right from the start, optimisations were conceptualised and subsequently implemented with consistency and success. Key success factors: The goal-oriented deployment of CO Improve experts from a wide range of specialist disciplines and their strength in communicating on an equal footing at all levels – be it with our Board Members or Managing Directors, as well as with employees from a wide range of specialist areas. The new ways of working that have emerged will help us to sustainably increase our efficiency and efficacy in all areas of product development.
Together with CO Improve, we have a long-standing partnership. The starting point was the optimisation of our product creation process. Together we have developed measures to significantly increase our maturity level in product creation. Thanks to the complementary implementation of agile working methods, we can adapt to a rapidly changing market environment. With targeted quick checks, we regularly review all integrated measures.
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