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Agile was conceived as a better way to develop software. 2001 saw its birth, and since then it has had a profound impact on many companies. Today, Agile is not only used in the software industry, but in many other industries as well.

Agile hardware development improves business growth, product innovation and speed of response to change.

For example, in a traditional automotive company, it takes 2.5 years for a minor change and 5 to 7 years for a major change. In an agile automotive company, headlights, taillights, and charging ports are changed in two days. These changes are made more than 20 times a week, and they are all installed in the vehicle.

How is this possible?

Agile development reduces bottlenecks to a company’s design and manufacturing speed, such as approvals, budgets, and response to change.

Joe Justice is one of the future leaders of Agile beyond the software industry, leading the Agile transformation in many industries.

Wikispeed, the automotive company Joe founded, has achieved agility in the hardware industry, launching a new model every week and making multiple changes per day.

It set many world records, including the fastest car to meet traffic laws, the lightest car with a 5-star safety rating, the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered car on the market at the time, and the cheapest car made of carbon fiber and aluminum.

Joe shares the following story. ‘Many business people say that software has caused so many innovations that “software eats  the world.” But it is not software that is eating the world. Software companies are only a small fraction of the first companies to become agile and achieve rapid release. It is Agile that is eating the world.”

We have created a new certification to promote Agile in all industries and verticals.
That is ” JoeDx “

The class is designed to be practical, with examples from Tesla, SpaceX,

and Joe’s own automotive company, WikiSpeed.

*Certification you can receive is”JoeDX” Agile Business Institute, Inc. grants. 

Agile Is A Game!
TEDxRainier Joe Justice WikiSpeed

Joe Justice’s TED presentation will help you understand the effectiveness of Agile in hardware at Wikispeed. Coaches who are experts in the Agile industry in hardware are rare in the world, and there are very few coaches teaching in Japan.

Only those who have embodied it on a practical basis, and not on a theoretical basis, can speak of it.

We will share the “real development site” with you.

JoeDX Class will show you not only our own successful development experience, but also the experience of supporting many well-known companies from the outside – both internally and externally.

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My next car gets 100 miles per gallon.

I'm Joe justice.
I'm a Seattle area software consultant and I'm a member of team wikispeed.
Team wikispeed has built a fast affordable ultra efficient safe fun commuter car and the first prototype, functional prototype was built in three months.
How is that possible?
Whenexisting cars seem to change so slowly here we see over a six-year period a mainstream hybrid car achieved an additional two miles per gallon.
Existing manufacturing processes are slow because they're very expensive to change.
If an engineer wanted to redesign this door tomorrow, they would need to wait 10 years to first pay off the current dollar mold before making another one or else lose millions of dollars.
Man this is not uncommon in manufacturing teams for them to run on 10 to 25 year development cycles.
Old software teams used to run the same way.
We use seven-day development cycles.
This is how new software teams run and it allows us to make changes very quickly.
In 2008 the progressive insurance automotive Xprize announced a 10 million dollar prize purse and an  international challenge to see if it were even possible to build 100 mile per gallon cars to road-legal safety specifications.
The closest thing we had in 2008 were like bobsleds.

They achieved more than 100 miles per gallon but they held one occupant and they didn't meet road-legal safety requirements.
I joined the XPrize too but in the beginning it was just me.
But I decided to blog about everything that went well and everything that didn't go well and everything I was learning and through social networking tools a team came to assist.
And in three months later, we had the car that we campaigned in the XPrize and a volunteer team of 44 team members in four countries.
We tied for 10th in the mainstream class that meant we outlasted more than 100 other cars from companies and universities around the world.
We do this by modeling our team to develop the car after modern software teams.
We use techniques with funny sounding names like agile, lean and scrum.
These methods all helped us make changes quickly.
Right after the XPrize we were invited to the largest auto show in the world January 2011 in Detroit Michigan.
We knew we wanted a more beautiful car, a more aesthetic car but we also knew that for one car body it would cost us at least $36,000 and three months lead time.
So I took time off my day job and I went to composite school.
I came back to the team and we made small models of the car and iterated a composites process that ended up letting us build our car body in structural carbon fiber in three days for eight hundred dollars.

You guys are awesome, thanks so much.They put us on the main floor of the Auto Show between Ford and Chevrolet.
Lucky for us the car was beautiful.
That car went on to be featured on the Discovery Channel, popular science Popular Mechanics, the New York Times online, the National Geographic Channel, Wired magazine, the Forbes billionaire club linked to us and others.
Now and this has been a six-month time span most of what I'm talking about.
Now Rob more Bakker who learns who leads our Germantown Maryland team is  producing our production convertible city car mold.
So how do we do it?
We're modular.
The engine is able to be switched from a gasoline to electric engine in about the time it takes to change a tire.
The car body switches from a convertible to a pickup truck.
This lets us make changes and develop quickly.
Here you can see our chassis.
Our frame holds all the modules together .That chassis is the lightest chassis in the world to achieve a five-star crash rating equivalency.
Thanks so much.
We're safe because we design safety tests for our parts before we even build them.
In fact we design tests for all of our parts before we build them.
We take this from test-driven development in the software world.

You guys are awesome.
We use less stuff where ever we can hear Rob Huggins a Seattle area recent high school graduate is saving up for college and he's able to build a wikispeed car by using an $89 bandsaw and a home-built CNC router instead of a piece of equipment that costs more than a hundred million dollars in existing automotive process.
We reduced the cost to make change wherever possible costs in tooling machinery and complexity.
This lets us not have to wait three to seven years for the next version of our product again we're able to make changes to any part of the car every seven days.
We use distributed collaborative teams.These again increase our velocity and we found that morale is a multiplier for velocity across the team and the way we organize our teams is the smallest fastest way to organize an agile team it's called scrum.
Scrum is a method to manage a team in a very rapid way and that's exactly how we manage our teams in team wikispeed.
We do all our work in pairs.
This avoids time spent training that's not productive.
It also eliminates the need for most types of documentation.
Here Martin Val and Curt Roy are building one of our engines.
They actually both perfectly know how to do it but they're able to share all that knowledge while working without then having to up train someone afterwards.
We visualize our workflow to identify any time spent not creatively solving problems.
The tools we use to do this are all free.
And none of these existed ten years ago, that  means this approach would have been difficult and maybe even impossible even five years ago.
Every industry Stentz stands to benefit from this process and in fact a probable future is that for businesses to maintain relevancy or even be able to compete they'll have to adopt this process.
So what to do?
If you own a business identify a member of your board of directors to be a process coach for the business and then add process coaches to your teams.
If you're the member of a team ask your process coach where you can gain efficiencies in your team, and if you're a process coach or a scrum master, identify the value stream map of your company and sharpen your skills at every opportunity.
So what's wikispeed doing next?
We're more than 100 volunteers in 8 countries.
We sell cars now and now we're taking these processes to solve bigger problems like help eradicate polio like help develop low-cost medical centers for the developing communities.
Join team wikispeed and let's change the world.
You'll sharpen your agile skills and make a difference in the world around you, but even cooler than that I invite everyone here to spend 2 hours a day even just two hours a week rapidly solving problems for social good many of the members of team wikispeed spend between 2 & 8 hours a week helping us rapidly develop our cars and we've had phenomenal and regular successes with it.
You we build ultra efficient cars, one of you might help eradicate rotavirus or develop simple maintainable distributed banking applications for the developing world, and that might be even cooler than watching TV or coaching Little League.
If everyone in this room spent even just two hours a week rapidly solving problems for social good it would be so awesome it would be like a gorilla high-fiving a shark in front of an explosion.

Thank you very much.

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Joe Justice
  • Agile instruction at Tesla
  • Consulting to Amazon Leadership in the U.S.
  • BOSCH Agile Transformation Lead
  • TED Speaker
  • Distinguished Lecturer at Harvard University and Oxford University
  • Founding and operation of Wikispeed, a company that manufactures vehicles.

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I have taught Scrum at numerous leading global companies and educational institutions, and have worked in more than 20 countries.
In Japan, I have extensive Scrum training experience at companies such as Toyota, Rakuten Group, Toshiba Group, NTT Group, and Mercari.
I will be teaching the Scrum practices I have developed in JoeDX classes.

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Speaks at TOYOTA on JOEDX 2023/6

JoeDX Class at TOYOTA: A Step Toward an Agile Future

We at Agile Business Institute, Inc. (ABI) had the opportunity to share JoeDX at the headquarters of TOYOTA, a leader in the automotive industry.

The class was a broad sharing of the Agile methodology and mindset and how this can be applied to TOYOTA’s manufacturing processes and product development.

For years, TOYOTA has been recognized and respected worldwide for their unique manufacturing methods.

However, we believe they can integrate new perspectives and methods from agile methodologies to further improve product innovation and speed to market.

Therefore, we were able to draw on the knowledge and experience of Joe Justice, founder of JoeDX, to demonstrate a new approach and methodology to TOYOTA’s development team. The lecture offered the possibility to reduce bottlenecks in the manufacturing process and improve overall production efficiency.

We at ABI hope that this initiative will be a positive experience for TOYOTA. We hope that TOYOTA will continue to lead the global automotive industry and achieve further growth. This was a learning experience for us and we will continue to share our knowledge and experience and do our best to help all industries move towards an agile future.

  • Module 1: Launch. How to onboard people and teams, and re-launch existing people.
  • Module 2: Fast Company: How to restructure business units and divisions for maximum pace of innovation.
  • Module 3: Innovate: Changing budget processes for responsiveness.
  • Module 4: Budget: Updating supporting budget policies and contracts to match your new agile company structure.
  • Module 5: Module: Splitting the products and services into parallel execution for maximum speed.
  • Module 6: Lean Coffee: Self organization of the work and timelines for lean innovation.
  • Module 7: Fast Team: agile team structures to increase financial efficiency.
  • Module 8: Digital Self Management: Improving human performance with excellent software.
  • Module 9: Justice Board: Self forming teams with financial responsibility.
  • Module 10: xM: creating a factory that wants design updates daily.

  • This is an online class utilizing Zoom.

    Teams will be formed in breakout rooms, and students will be invited to participate in the lecture, which will include a workshop format.

    Participants will learn through experience by practicing Scrum with their teams while utilizing a virtual board created by Miro.

  • This seminar includes all of the curriculum required for certification; after two days of training, all participants will receive certification in Agile Hardware Development provided by Agile Business Institute, Inc.

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About JoeDX

What is Agile Hardware Development?

Agile process for hardware development. Agile hardware development includes engineering, management, and business practices to speed innovation. It also shortens new product introduction, including certification and maintenance, through enhanced vendor and supplier practices, line configuration, program management, product architecture, tool selection, design and test cycles.

What will you learn?

Agile Hardware Development from Leading Companies
Structure and Communication in Agile Organizations
Iterative Approach Methods in Production
Innovation and Speed
Principles of Extreme Manufacturing
Interfaces and Modules
How to improve processes and gather feedback

What is the process for obtaining the “Agile Hardware Development” certification?

The process to obtain the “Agile Hardware Development” certification is as follows
Receive in-person or online classes from a trainer.
Upon successful completion of the class course, Agile Business Institute, Inc. will grant an “Agile Hardware Development” certificate.
Can I participate even if I have no Scrum or Agile experience?
This class is essential foundational training for experienced and aspiring agile hardware developers.

Who should attend the course?

Engineers: those involved in the development of hardware products
Management: executives, business managers, team leaders

JoeDX Class Training

I have no experience with Agile, can I still participate?

This class provides training in the essential fundamentals for those who are experienced in Agile and those who want to learn and practice it.

Can I pay by invoice?

It is possible. If you wish to pay by invoice, please contact us here.

Can I get a receipt?

Normally, a credit card statement will be used in place of a receipt, but if you need one, please contact us here.

Can I cancel?

Cancellation is possible up to 1 day prior to the class date. No cancellation fee will be charged. A refund will be made minus a handling fee. Please let us know the date you wish to reschedule.

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