Agile for Hardware:
Going MAHD for Market Success
A practical learning program for product development leaders
Introduction: Modified Agile for Hardware Development
Agile methods have taken over the software industry. Developers and leaders have discovered that traditional waterfall processes don’t work because the upfront unknowns are usually too significant to accurately write requirements. So a new way — Agile — was created and embraced. All good.
But what about products that have mechanical and electronic components? Can products that range from trash cans to complex medical devices benefit from Agile’s goodness? Yes. The philosophy is sound, but the application of Agile requires significant changes to support the needs of hardware products where making changes are costly, partial products are difficult to test with real customers and schedules are demanded by management. This led the need to develop the Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework — an open-source initiative to embrace the principles of Agile while recognizing hardware’s unique needs.
This program provides a foundation in applying agile principles to hardware products. Choose the one-day program to learn the elements of MAHD and how to apply them to your products. Choose the two-day program to go deeper into the principles as you practice launching specific MAHD projects for your company.
What Is It?
A one or two day Agile leadership seminar for:
How to apply Agile success to physical products
Understand MAHD elements and
Bringing cross-discipline teams into the Agile process
How to use testing criteria as a critical delivery contract
Managing Agile progress communication to all stakeholders
Applying Agile principles when all hell breaks loose
The Facilitators: Over 40 Years of Development Expertise
Consultant. Trainer. Speaker. Executive.
Consultant. Trainer. Author. Certified NPDP. Agile Evangelist.
“Agile” has become a hot buzzword… and rightfully so. Those who have embraced its goodness have delivered more valuable solutions in less time and with fewer resources. Unfortunately for many teams Agile, as it has been defined for pure software products, is not a perfect fit. While Agile evangelists attempt to drive scrums and sprints, other stakeholders from engineering leaders to production managers often scramble to adapt their processes and thinking — with frustrating results. This often leads to Agile creating more problems than it solves.
Join leading product development experts Gary Hinkle and Dorian Simpson for this interactive executive experience to apply Agile to projects that require cross-discipline teams, thinking and processes to achieve consistent Agile success.
In just one day, you’ll learn how recognized leaders from Apple to Xilinx, as well as innovative smaller companies, apply the methods of Agile to grow and thrive in their industries with products that must engage a wide range of disciplines in engineering, design, testing and production. Whether you’re just learning, struggling or need to take Agile to the next level, this seminar will share the secrets of Agile along with practical tools to:
Apply Agile to critical projects ranging from simple applications to complex systems with multiple components
Effectively include all product development roles and disciplines in the Agile process — from architects to deployment managers
Expertly apply Agile in physical and embedded software products where software might be a small component
MORNING: THE FOUNDATIONS of AGILE GOODNESS
The benefits of Agile – The investment, business case and results you can expect
The Agile Challenge – Success factors, assess YOUR environment, where companies fail and how you can succeed
Five Use Cases to Apply Agile – Five types of mission-critical projects and products and how Agile can lead to success
Enjoy an interactive and Agile lunch and network with other leaders as you participate in an Agile learning exercise
AFTERNOON SESSION: EXECUTING COMPANY-WIDE AGILE
Making Agile work – Develop an Agile plan matched to your goals, products and team
Agile tools – Beyond the scrum - Three cutting-edge Agile tools to ensure cross-functional Agile success
Download a complete outline here.
"Success with Agile starts with a mindset. This program gives you that and more."
- Ed de la Fuente, Intel
"Excellent subject, well delivered. Understandable. Clear opportunities for me to apply what I learned to my own situation."
– Eric Dye, Intel
"I was so lucky to take part in this training. I came with many questions that were perfectly explained. It was very helpful!”
– E. Shao, Buhler"
"The tools I learned are clearly among the best in the industry.”
− C. Wheelock, CenturyLink
Who Should Attend
Any leader in product development, IT, R&D, testing or manufacturing who would like to learn more about how to implement Agile in your company. This is ideal for:
Engineering and Software Development Leaders
Product Management Leaders
Project Management Leaders
The registration fee includes:
A comprehensive E-book with tools, examples and key learnings
Lunch and refreshments are also included
Follow-up with the workshop leaders to assist with implementation