The Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework provides the benefits of Agile, but supports the needs of physical product development.
SW teams have discovered Agile methods increase customer focus, accelerate time-to-market and enhance collaboration. Hardware-based teams can also get big benefits over traditional processes, but since Agile wasn’t designed for physical products, a modified approach must:
The MAHD Framework is ideal for manufactured products and portfolios that include a combination of mechanical components, electronics and software elements. It can be scaled from managing simple projects to complex systems and full portfolios. Learn more about who’s applying Agile for Hardware.
“The MAHD Framework is the only Agile methodology we’ve seen that truly understands hardware.”
Find out why dozens of companies have already gone MAHD. If you’d like a brief overview of the MAHD Framework with how similar companies are getting benefits with Agile methods, contact us to discuss your situation.
The Complete MAHD Framework focuses your team’s efforts from small projects to complete product portfolios. At first glance it might look complicated, but you have many of the elements already in place with project and product leaders, teams and portfolios. As you transform to an Agile development organization, you’ll apply Agile principles to enhance your ability to learn through rapid development cycles, build rapid prototyping skills and engage with customers at the right time.
Browse our interactive MAHD model to learn more.
Transforming a process is never simple. In addition to changing methods and tools, it also requires a change of attitude, culture and daily way-of-working. To learn about the MAHD Framework, a good place to start is to download the Intro to MAHD e-book and the Coffee Maker series of nine steps, which explains how agile methods and tools can be used for physical products from concept to launch. To see how the framework can be scaled to complex projects and whole product lines, explore the Complete MAHD Framework with the interactive guide.
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The best way to learn if the MAHD Framework can improve your ability to deliver better new products faster is to try it.
What’s unique about HW? Do roles need to change? We’ve answer the top 25 questions we receive in the MAHD FAQ.
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Follow the JavaBrew team as they use MAHD methods to develop and launch a new smart coffee maker. Was agile effective?
Learn more about the MAHD Framework with our 9-step guide. Each step shares the principles, roles, methods and tools of Agile for Hardware.
What Does It Take to Make a Smart Coffee Maker? Can Agile Help?
This video provides a short overview of what makes MAHD different than typical agile for software. You’ll quickly learn about the key elements of the MAHD Framework and the benefits of agile methods over waterfall development.