‘I joined Powertrain on the graduate scheme four years ago specialising in engine modelling and simulation. After a few three-month placements around the business, gaining some great experience, it was always my intention to return to the team here.
Powertrain had changed and moved forward in what we are working on. We are now more focussed on systems engineering. As a full powertrain system simulation team, we collaborate with a wide range of teams, both as a customer and a supplier, which gives a great overall perspective of the department and technologies.
Agile working is key to our success as a department – and as a Scrum Master – is also key to my role. I ensure that everyone in my squad can provide value on a project. I clear any obstacles and find solutions that enable us to work as efficiently as possible – enabling our team to deliver the best product on time. I get to see a lot of the business and really enjoy working on electric vehicle technology.
My squad work remotely in the UK and India. The squad was formed during the pandemic, so we have adapted to the find the best working methods for everyone. The time difference is probably the biggest challenge and, as Scrum Master, I need to ensure we use our time where we can all interact effectively.
The automotive industry is ever evolving, and agile working is playing a big part in Jaguar Land Rover. As a company we are using more software inhouse which gives us the flexibility to innovate and change. Agile is all about inspecting and adapting to what going on within the business. In Powertrain we work in 2-week sprints. In each 2-week period we inspect, adapt, and improve. A sprint isn’t about going faster – its about looking at what we are doing, making processes better and more efficient. It’s an exciting time to be a part of this industry.’
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