Accelerating embedded software development via agile technologies

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06/27/2013 by Advisory services
Accelerating embedded software development via agile technologies

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Embedded software use is becoming omnipresent across multiple industries. Hardware-centric product industries require flexible and adaptable software with features and functionality to differentiate their products. PwC has developed an approach to help hardware companies adopt agile practices for their embedded software development.

The accelerating rate of technological change for electronic products requires rapid market responsiveness to maintain a competitive edge. Hardware-centric product industries have increasingly turned to the flexibility and adaptability of software to enable critical features and functionality that differentiate their products. As a result, embedded software use is growing to the point that it is becoming omnipresent across multiple industries.

PwC has developed an end-to-end structured approach with nine key strategies to help hardware companies successfully adapt agile practices for their embedded software development. This includes a maturity model that can help these executives identify whether they are leaders, laggards or in the mainstream of embedded software development, as well as guidance about how to improve.