Goal of the study

Our benchmarking study "Agile Product Development" aims to identify and benefit from proven solutions and success factors. Get to know the so-called successful practices: Concepts, methods and innovative approaches of the most successful companies in the field of agile product development. Throughout the entire project, you will gain a broad and detailed insight into tried and tested approaches and learn how to implement successful agile development of physical products.


At the beginning of the benchmarking process, key aspects of the defined topics are collectively agreed upon. The focus is on the process of agile product development. Prototyping, methods ands tools will also be highlighted. Furthermore, the corporate cultural prerequisites for the successful integration of agile procedures and their anchoring within the organization are necessary and challenging aspects, which we would like to discuss with you. This is associated with the question of how the working environment and infrastructure must be designed in order to successfully implement agile development of physical products.


Detailed information on our benchmarking study can be found in our brochure:




Consortial-Benchmarking - the most efficient way to integrate external knowledge into your own company. Our approach is internationally proven and ensures immediate and targeted project results. As a consortium partner, you have the opportunity to actively character the project, discuss the project results intensively and participate in at least five on-site visits to successful practice companies. . At the beginning of the study, we will jointly define all key topics, for which practical success patterns will be identified in the course of the study. For each key topic, one successful practice company will be visited in order to understand the concepts on-site and to learn about success factors. During the final conference, the winners of the benchmarking will be honored and networking within our expert-field will be promoted.

Schedule and procedure

The benchmarking project is designed for approx. 9 months and includes meetings of the consortium, visits to successful practice companies and a final conference

Scope of the study

Below you will find the key topics of the benchmarking, which you can actively elaborate as a consortium partner:


  • How can agile and classic development projects be synchronized?
  • How can partners and suppliers be involved?
  • ...


  • How does prototyping work in the context of agile product development?

  • ...

Culture & Mindset

  • How are employees motivated for the change to an agile organization?
  • ...


  • Which organizational adjustments are required for agile product development?
  • ...

Methods & Tools

  • How do you use methods and define requirements in agile product development?

  • ...


  • Which working environment enables agile development of physical products?
  • ...

Get in touch

Manuel Ebi, M.Sc. RWTH
Project Manager
Complexity Management Academy GmbH
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Email: manuel.ebi@complexity-academy.com

Manuel Ebi

Manuel Ebi

Bastian Studerus, M.Sc. RWTH
Project Staff
Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Technology IPT
Steinbachstraße 17
D-52074 Aachen
T +49 241 89 04419

Bastian Studerus

Bastian Studerus




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