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Explore new frontiers in aerospace and defense with agile product development

Estimated Watching Time: 53 minutes


Explore new frontiers in aerospace and defense with agile product development

Agile has grown beyond its roots as a software development approach. More and more, all engineering disciplines are adopting the agile method with positive results. And it has shown great promise for aerospace and defense companies willing to abandon their traditional thinking toward product development.

A common theme within the industry has been the need to increase innovation while decreasing the workforce dedicated to each program. In this webinar, CIMdata and Siemens demonstrate how product design and engineering enable an agile engineering approach and make it possible for smaller teams to produce better quality products in less time.

Agile methodology in aerospace and defense

Aerospace and defense companies have realized the need to adjust their thinking around product development. Many have moved toward integrated engineering teams, combining the software, electrical, and mechanical disciplines where the systems interact. While the engineers themselves work together, in many cases, the software they are using does not.

When each engineering group’s software produces data that is incompatible with other groups, the information has to be either manually translated or “dumbed down” by using translation programs. In both cases, innovation and speed suffer. These problems can be avoided by having a software ecosystem that is integrated from the start.

With this core level of integration, development teams can shift to an agile approach that supports design exploration and multiple iterations without adding significant time to their projects. A new, connected approach with agile.

Agile product development

Enable innovation and flexibility by shifting focus from long development phases to many short sprints, verification and validation can occur much more often. Agile product development enables aerospace manufacturers to mature complex programs faster by allowing them to rapidly meet requirements in every engineering sprint - continually testing, verifying and validating. At the end of the sprint, teams will be able to confirm what they already tested virtually. Using an agile engineering approach, new capabilities can be easily incorporated at any point in the development process to adapt to new market requirements. The value of this constant feedback provided through agile sprints will be explored more thoroughly during this webinar cohosted by CIMdata and Siemens.

Stave off new competition with an agile approach

Aerospace companies are already seeing the effects of smaller budgets and the growing need for more innovative products. There are plenty of new competitors ready to pounce on any opportunity within the marketplace and displace those unwilling to adopt new product development methods. And many of these small startups already have a firm grasp of the agile approach and all its advantages. Join this webinar to grow your understanding of agile development for aerospace and the power of the Xcelerator portfolio

Learn from pioneers of aerospace development.

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Dale Tutt

Vice President, Industry Strategy

Dale leads industry strategy for Siemens. Prior to joining Siemens, Dale worked at The Spaceship Company, a sister company to Virgin Galactic, as the VP of Engineering and VP of Program Management, leading the development of spaceships for space tourism. He led the team on a successful flight to space in December 2018.

Previously, Dale worked at Textron Aviation / Cessna Aircraft in program and engineering leadership roles. As the chief engineer and program director of the Scorpion Jet program, he led a dynamic cross-functional team to design, build and fly the Scorpion Jet prototype from concept to first flight in 23 months. Dale also worked as an engineer at Bombardier - Learjet and General Dynamics Space System Division.


James Roche

Aerospace & Defense Practice Director

James brings over three decades of experience in transforming product development and manufacturing processes. Before CIMdata, Roche was Practice Manager for CSC Consulting and Kearney, where he led the implementation of PLM offerings for aerospace, automotive, medical device, and high-tech companies around the globe. He previously served as chief architect for General Motors’ worldwide engineering systems.