What’s the Process?
In the digital and industrial world, speed is the new currency. Imagine you could develop your ideas into viable products in just a couple of weeks.
At Thales, we have implemented digital offers and ways of working that allow us to design innovative solutions as MVPs.
Discover our process.
Our squads work in agile mode to deliver MVPs, Minimum Viable Products, in a short timeframe.
Why develop MVPs instead of “real” products?
Traditionally, products were developed in 3-5 years. But with digital, speed is the new currency. So to stay at the forefront of innovation, we need to develop products fast, with user experience and in test and learn mode.
How are MVPs selected?
Everything starts with an idea. Anyone in the Thales ecosystem can come to the Digital Factory and share his/her idea with us. After a series of 5 successful workshops that will help figure out the vision, the value value proposition, the business model, the market fit and the budget, the idea will enter the Digital Factory as a MVP.
What happens then?
A dedicated squad made of 8-10 people will design and develop it together with the users, in order to deliver an innovative and user-centric product. Typically, the product is developed in 5-8 series of 2-week sprints, in between which it is tested and trialed.
And when the MVP is completed?
It is never completed. When the MVP is ready to be used as such by the client/the user, it is transferred back to a Thales business line, where the local Digital Competence Center will continue to work on it to help it grow into a more refined product.