Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle from inception to end of life of all Airbus products and their associated industrial systems and resources.
The four axis of improvement brought by SAFe (people commitment, efficiency improvement, time-to-market acceleration, and quality enhancement) were conveniently matching one to one with the difficulties encountered in Methods and Tools, in charge of developing and operating the E2E PLM. Therefore, implementing SAFe brought a significant set of benefits and convinced people and their management that going back to the previous waterfall model was no longer an option. As all the existing activities were embarked on the SAFe journey (ongoing waterfall projects, run mode, user support), it gave birth to a virtuous circle of improvement powered by SAFe.
In his presentation, Jean-Pierre Souzy, Airbus VP Engineering Methods and Tools, will explain how SAFe has been the genuine catalyst of a wider transformation project. He will demonstrate how the ‘E2E PLM’ SAFe cluster has become efficient and Agile enough to further support and feed the move of Airbus toward digital.