Invetech recently partnered with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) to distribute a blinded survey exploring development methodology trends among IVD and life science instrument manufacturers.
The objective: investigate the degree to which agile methodologies have been incorporated beyond software teams (as recent industry discussions have indicated).
The results revealed that agile is making inroads with 40% of respondents using agile to some extent to address development challenges, such as:
- Slipping project timelines
- Design input too late in the process
- Unexpected late stage failures