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Agile team pushing the boundaries and developed ultra energy-efficient vehicle using Yodiz
Building a highly efficient electric vehicle from scratch involves plenty of internal and external risks. Lets find out how "Team Elena" designed and built the electric car using agile methodologies and Yodiz.
Hey Ines, tell us more about the electric car project & Team Elena?
Our project is to design, build and drive an energy-efficient car for Shell ECO-Marathon 2015. We are a team of eight people from University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Austria.
It’s a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience. This competition brings together around 200 teams and 3,000 students from across Europe to battle for ultra energy efficiency on the road.
Marking the most challenging engineering competitions in Rotterdam. 230 teams hit the street to push the boundaries of energy efficiency.
Team Elena is a very effective and self-organized small team, we had a “basic” organizational structure – I took over the Project Leader position and the group was divided into electric and mechanic team according to previous knowledge and experience
What is Shell Eco Marathon 2015
Shell Eco-marathon is one of the world’s most challenging student innovation competitions that takes place annually in Europe, America and Asia. We are competing for electric mobility category, where vehicle can be powered by hydrogen fuel cells or lithium-based batteries. Each team has to design, produce and race energy efficient cars.
Success is measured on who can drive the furthest on the equivalent of 1 kWh or 1 litre of fuel.
How challenging was this project
Building a highly efficient electric vehicle from scratch involves plenty of internal and external risks. Many ideas were thought, presented, evaluated, rejected and worked-on. Time was limited and scope and quality cannot be compromised.
As we are the first group of students at the university of applied sciences Vorarlberg participating in the Shell Eco-marathon, we could not build on any previous knowledge. In combination with the limited time frame, the fact that we are all working part or full time and challenging courses it was hard to find spare time to work on our Elena.
Yodiz would like to thank Ines Halbritter, "Team Elena's" project manager for taking the time to talk with us.
- University of Applied Sciences, Vorarlberg
- Electric Cars
- Vorarlberg, Austria
Yodiz Features in use
- Product Backlog
- Sprint Board
- Time Reporting
- Issue Tracker
Yodiz is a complete Agile platform, which is packed with all the needed features and tools to perform all the Agile task needed to be done by Team Elena.
Yodiz provides an easier and best way to manage the backlog, we define a user story in detail and then divide it in small tasks and assign it to different team members.