Agile delivers better products and reduces risk for product development efforts ranging from trash cans to tunneling microscopes.
Software developers have discovered Agile methods enhance focus and collaboration. 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. Agile methods are sound, but they require small, but significant changes to support the needs of hardware development because making changes is costly, partial products are difficult to test with real customers and real schedules are demanded by management. The Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework provides the benefits of Agile, but supports the needs of physical products.
Join Us for the MAHD Webinar Series
Join the founders of the MAHD Framework for a 60-minute interactive, live agile for hardware webinar. You’ll learn how agile principles can be applied to products involving electronic, mechanical, and firmware development. Webinars are held the first Wed of each month at 1:00PM Eastern Time and includes a Q&A session to address specific questions. Some upcoming topics include:
- The Agile for Hardware Challenge
- Scaling MAHD for Complex Product Lines
- Making the Transition from Stage-Gate to MAHD
- Who’s going MAHD?
- Kicking Off MAHD Projects
A short overview of what makes MAHD different than agile for software. You’ll quickly learn about the key elements of the MAHD Framework and the benefits of agile methods over waterfall development.
Going MAHD - Step-by-Step
To help practitioners visualize the MAHD Framework in action, we have developed a series of nine articles to explain how agile methods and tools can be used for physical products. We hope you’ll join us on this journey as JavaBrew uses agile methods to develop an innovative new coffee maker.
Take a Step-by-Step Agile
Journey with JavaBrew
The JavaBrew team used agile methods to develop and launch a new smart coffee maker. Was agile effective? Will the new product be successful? Is the team ready to kill each other?
Learn more about the MAHD Framework step-by-step with our 9-step guide to agile for hardware. Just sign up for our Going MAHD Newsletter and get the complete 9 steps delivered directly to your inbox or see all 9 steps here.
Learning Options - How Much Time Do You Have?
5- Minute Video
Larry Builds a Roof Robot with Agile Principles
Follow Larry as he provides a 5-minute overview of Agile for Hardware methods.
10 Benefits of MAHD
Learn the 10 Advantages of Agile over Waterfall
Agile’s rapid learning cycles deliver a range of benefits from more focus to a better culture.