Agile Collaboration in Automotive

A model for OEMs and Suppliers to work in an agile way

A model for OEMs and Suppliers to work in an agile way

about the Course

The common challenge in the Automotive Industry has distributed teams. Considering the use case of OEM and Tier 1 with execution in an Agile world, a common framework and approach are required for successful delivery. Agile Collaboration means that contractors and customer development teams cooperate across organizational borders in an agile manner – and frequently also in a scaled agile way – to develop a product together. The automotive industry has recognized the need to formalize this style of cooperation and has published a set of guidelines for Agile Collaboration across company borders. This training explains the various levels of agile Collaboration, agile roles, meetings, and artifacts that are useful at these levels.

Course objectives

  • To make the participants familiar with the foundations of Agile Collaboration
  • Enable the participants to engage effectively in Agile Collaboration with their customers or suppliers across organisational borders

Course contents / outline

  • Refreshing the concept of Scrum
  • Understanding Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Overview – Agile Methodology
  • Understanding Scrum Cycle terms
  • Explanation of the terms: How misunderstandings can occur within agile projects
  • A common framework for agile collaboration – OEM’s and Suppliers
  • Three types of agile collaborations – Linked Collaboration, Aligned Collaboration and Combined Collaboration
  • Artifacts and Ownership – OEMs / Supplier model
  • Project organisation in agile automotive projects with multiple teams – Architectural View. 
  • Meetings and Ceremonies in agile collaboration – OEMs / Suppliers
  • Roles in Agile Collaboration – For Successful Product Delivery
  • The first steps – The four phases of Project to get started

Who should attend

  • Agile practitioners
  • Project leaders and product managers
  • Managers, employees in purchasing and marketing who wish to obtain an overview of this topic

Training Duration

1 Day


  • Practical experience with agile approaches, particularly Scrum or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) – as a Product Owner, Scrum Master or a team member
  • Basic knowledge of automotive standards, in particular Automotive SPICE® and ISO 26262 Functional Safety for Road Vehicles 

Exam details

Exam on Agile Collaboration Model (MCQ type)


At the end of the training program, you will receive a course completion certificate on passing the exam. Participants who will not be able to pass the examination will receive an attendance certificate at the end of the program.

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