Live 4-Hour Small Group Seminar:

Modifying Agile for Hardware Development


Getting Started with MAHD

Join  MAHD founders and evangelists, Gary Hinkle and Dorian Simpson for this interactive, small-group 4-hour live seminar.  You’ll to learn how  to apply the MAHD framework to your products to increase focus, reduce cycle times and deliver products that customers love.  We limit the group to 6 participants to ensure your specific questions are answered and challenges addressed.

New Dates - Instant Confirmation


June 03, 2020

13:00EST - 17:30EST


June 10, 2020

13:00EST - 17:30EST


Only $395/individual.  

Sessions are limited to 6 people and can fill up quickly.

Group rates:
3-6 people $276.50 each

Contact us for group or in-house pricing.

Who Should Attend?

Leaders in product development: 

  • Product leaders

  • Engineering leaders

  • R&D leaders

  • Project managers

  • Program managers

  • P&L owners

Key Questions Addressed:
  • How should scrum or other software-based agile methods be modified for hardware products? 

  • How do you manage dependencies, manufacturing, and schedule needs of physical products? 

  • How should the roles of project, program and product managers be reconsidered in an agile world? 

  • How should you think about “requirements” and “specifications” in agile where these terms don’t exist?

  • How can you get customer feedback when you don’t have a functional prototype?

The Facilitators: Over 40 Years of Development Expertise

Gary Hinkle
Consultant. Trainer. Speaker. Executive.
Agile Evangelist.
Boeing. Intel.
Dorian Simpson
Consultant. Trainer. Author. Certified NPDP. Agile Evangelist.
ATT. Motorola.

The Details



A foundation of agile for hardware methods using the MAHD Framework:

  • Introduction –  An intro to agile as applied to hardware and cross-discipline teams

  • The MAHD Difference – How  managing tasks, dependencies and schedules differ from scrum

  • MAHD Elements – Review of key agile steps and their unique application to physical products

  • The Hardware Agile Challenge – Where companies fail and how you can succeed using agile

  • Agile Case Study – An example of how agile can lead to success with physical products


Using an agile project as an example, and the opportunity to work on your own projects, we walk through each step of the agile for hardware process from project kickoff to initial release. Along the way we review specific methods, challenges and tips for success:

  • Roles and Kickoff Success – The right way to get your project started 

  • The Agile On-ramp – User stories, requirements, backlogs and your iteration plan

  • The Agile Engine – Managing sprints, iterations and acceptance criteria to drive execution

  • The Fuel – Setting up a customer engagement and feedback system

  • Common challenges and solutions

  • Q&A – We’ll leave time for specific questions related to your situation


Agile Toolkit – Each participant receives a Modified Agile for Hardware Development toolkit with templates, tools and tips.

Learn More

MAHD E-book

In-house Programs


If you'd like to customize this program or conduct a program specifically for your team, please contact us. 

Charlotte, NC

Tel: 971-235-4905

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