Tesla Disrupting The Automotive Industry With Extreme Manufacturing

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world toward sustainable energy. This is a daunting task that requires competing against legacy automakers, some of whom have a 100-year-old head start.

So how do you catch a 100-year lead? It appears that Tesla is using a development system known as Scrum. A concept co-founded by Jeff Sutherland and J.J. Sutherland specifically designed to accomplish “twice the work in half the time”. When agile development teams use Scrum for hardware it is referred to as Extreme Manufacturing, according to its developer Joe Justice.

Clues That Led To The Scrum Hypothesis
Scrum is the most popular project management methodology, with 68% of agile software development teams using Scrum. I won’t go into the specifics of how Scrum operates as this is not the focus of the article, but I will explain a bit about its characteristics and benefits.


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