David Farr

Software Process Manager, Jaguar Land Rover



David Farr has a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering and has over 30 years' experience with embedded software, being involved in such diverse projects as medical LASERs and high-speed industrial control systems, as well as over 20 years in the automotive industry itself. David is Software Process Manager at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), with responsibility for software process design and quality within JLR, as well as ensuring that suppliers conform to industry best practice.

Track: Advancing Your Capability

Presentation Title: Integrated approach to Process, Methods & Tools – An agile way

Presentation Summary: Processes are improved using industry standards and models. Workflow standardization is achieved using tools. There is a huge challenge to ensure workflows are consistent between processes and tools, existing tool chains are integrated, and legacy data is handled. General trend in large corporations are that process and tools initiatives run in silos. Priorities, workflows and approach vary. Lack of convergence gives undesired results and extends timelines. Several teams localize the improvement thereby increasing the complexity of harmonization. This paper focuses on adopting Agile approach to integrate process & tools to manage compliance, effectiveness and efficiency within Jaguar Landrover.


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