John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group
Urbandale, IA

Norman Borlaug

John Deere is forging new industry standards for precision and productivity through work performed at their Urbandale, Iowa, location. The John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group is the company’s premier development facility specializing in creating technology used in maximizing crop yields and bettering food production infrastructure. By employing a mix of over 800 software developers, systems engineers, product testers, marketers and customer support personnel, John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group has invested in technology and ingenuity to create a range of advanced products such as crop management tools, logistics systems and special hardware used in ultra-accurate GPS-driven tractors. This design-oriented and customer-forward development process has paid off: since deploying the model in 2010, John Deere has seen great improvements in production efficiency and field resolution times as well as a significant decrease in warranty expenses, making John Deere exemplary of the innovation and competitive resilience displayed by advanced manufacturing companies in the Cultivation Corridor.

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Our rationale for moving to agile development was simple: to improve the time to market and quality of ISG’s technology solutions so our customers can better address the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population.
— Tony Thelen
Director, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group

Norman Borlaug

John Deere’s premier product development facility

Norman Borlaug

Creates high-tech solutions for crop management

Norman Borlaug

Employs over 800 developers, engineers, product testers and customer support personnel