Scrum for Hardware — Introduction and Real-Life Experience

With Hubert Smits, CST®


In this presentation, Hubert Smits, discussed:

  • Introduction to the aspects of Scrum for hardware — Scrum, XP, Lean, Objects
  • Real-life examples of solutions to common problems — suppliers, tooling, review
  • Case study — results of Scrumming product development at John Deere
  • Implementation advice — first steps on the way to Scrum for hardware


Hubert_SmitsHubert is an innovative, assertive, and goal-oriented management consultant, Scrum coach, and Scrum trainer with a track record of success spearheading enterprise-level Agile and Lean enablement efforts, increasing profitability, improving team dynamics, and reducing cost across complex organizations. He offers 10+ years of Scrum team mobilization and Scrum program development expertise, effectively identifying process enhancement opportunities, developing focus in teams, and providing tactical business solutions to concrete problems. Along with having keen business acumen, Hubert is an exceptional communicator, offering strong team building, problem resolution, and negotiation skills. He enjoys leveraging Agile principles and practices to mobilize teams, establish focus, promote positive organizational change, enhance performance, improve quality, and reduce team turnover. In his 10 years as a Scrum Trainer, he has trained more than 5,000 people globally as CSMs and CSPOs. Hubert researches the role of people in the Scrum framework and the implementation challenges of Scrum used in hardware.