I’m convinced that agile development is an mean to achieve an more efficient software development process. However, it is also in discussion whether its possible to development in accordance with the functional safety standards if you use agile development methods. As a motivation for this blog, the following questions served me:
- Do you use agile development methods and you have upcoming functional safety projects? Under which conditions does this work?
- Do you develop safety-critical embedded systems in industries such as: railway, aeronautics, automotive, medical technology and automation technology? Is it possible to use agile development methods in such an environment?
In the first part of this blog, I consider the respective poles (agile development and functional safety development) for themselves. In the second part, I will discuss, what you should consider, if you have to bring these very different worlds together. Read more