Adapt! is a novel approach using Axiomatic Design Theory combined with Scrum, the agile project management framework, to create a structured product design and development process. The Adapt! method was developed and tested in the automotive industry. The method starts with an assessment of how much changeability is required. Following, the design phase commences with Axiomatic Design. The design phase is iterative and includes an in-house communication strategy between involved departments. The results of the decomposition process are then used to formulate work packages for the Scrum team. At this point the Scrum team takes over the development enabling agility and adaptability throughout the development.
Industry update by Kate Kujawa