Benchmark & Case study

Lead Time Reduction in Product Development

Challenge


initial situation

Problems


  • Most projects completed with delays
  • High development costs


Root causes


  • Rework at advanced stages of development due to design problems
  • High complexity and redundancy of the legal documentation process
  • Communication failures between system teams (define the solution) and software (implement the solution)
  • Tests carried out at an advanced stage of development, not allowing agile correction of bugs found

Solutions


final situation



  • Parallel design/preparation phases, allowing co-engineering sessions: a multidisciplinary team that defines and implements the solution
  • Go/No Go criteria ensure alignment between different project phases
  • Synchronisation of all the teams involved, to ensure the follow-up of the process, with defined pacing
  • Daily follow up of problems detected during testing and correction (continuous integration)

Results

result1

Development Effort (Man.Days)

Development efforts reduced by 22%. 

Lead Time

Project Lead Time

Project Lead Time reduced by 50%. 

time documentation

Time spent on documentation

Time spent on documentation reduced by 29%.



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