Husqvarna Group is a world-leading producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and garden tractors. Over the last few years, Husqvarna has paid great attention to the emerging area of Internet-of-Things. In late 2014 this resulted in the decision to start building an organization within the IT department Global Information Systems with the explicit responsibility to develop and operate the IT system solutions for connected products. Husqvarna identified the need for support to organize and staff such a department.
To ensure a successful implementation Husqvarna selected Knowit as one of its partners for creating the new department called Digital Solutions and Services. Knowit's management consultants aided in setting up the organization and defining the ways of working with focus on clear communication with other departments, agile methodology and a DevOps-oriented delivery chain.
Knowit also aided in staffing central roles in the development projects within the department with experienced and passionate consultants.