agile case study 1

Case: Team Wikispeed: Developing Hardware the Software Way, Martin Kupp, Linus Dahlander, and Eric Morrow, European School of Management and Technology (ES1391).

Key elements:

  • Product development in the absence of traditional hierarchies
  • Distributed innovation in industries with physical products
  • Roadblocks to agile product development in large organizations


  • How does Team Wikispeed organize its product development process?
  • What elements of agile are used at Wikispeed? How do these elements contribute to Wikispeed’s success?
  • What are the main differences between the Wikispeed approach and traditional product development?
  • Wikispeed is a volunteer organization. What are the benefits and challenges of adopting agile in this kind of organization?