Industry 4.0 Problem
The challenge of digital transformation.
The approach to waterfall thinking
"Especially in German-speaking countries it is still widespread that companies prefer to plan long, prepare long and then search for error-free solutions. But digital technologies have increased the speed and so solutions have to be tested and implemented quickly and efficiently". (Talin, 2018).
Industry 4.0 solution
A practice-oriented approach
1 . Why?
The real winner of the 4th industrial revolution is the customer. He should be at the very centre of every action.
Cooperation and alliances lead to more expertise.
3 . Who?
Job requirements change, but not overnight. Key; agility at all levels.
4 . How?
The chosen project methodology (e.g. Agile vs Waterfall) should be adapted to the company. Sub-projects may deviate from this approach.
Here is an excerpt of the steps to be planned (resources planning).
- Steering Committee
- Project Manager
- Function- & Ability-Related
- ATTENTION Double Burden
- Culture of continuous improvement (KaiZen)
- Alle sind betroffen, inkl. Das Topmanagement
- Planning, Control & Communication
- Innovation & Creativity