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Agile for Hardware Methods

Modified Agile for Hardware Development
The Benefits of Agile...
Modified for the Needs of HW
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Develop More Valuable Products...
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Introduction to Agile for Hardware

Hardware-based teams can get the same benefits from agile over traditional processes that SW teams have discovered. Launched in 2016, the Modified Agile for Hardware Development helps product teams apply agile methods while addressing their complex needs, such as:

  • Adapting to new insight, but allowing designs to freeze
  • Accommodating a range of disciplines (including SW)
  • Managing lead times, dependencies, schedules & production needs
  • Supporting part-time team members and external stakeholders

Learn more about the advantages of agile for hardware and how you can get started below.

Who's Going MAHD?

The MAHD Framework is ideal for manufactured products  that include a combination of mechanical components, electronics and software elements. The Framework is quickly being adopted by companies in a wide range of industries.

“The MAHD Framework is the only Agile methodology that truly understands hardware.”


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A MAHD Overview

Learn about the elements and benefits of the MAHD Framework with a 6-page overview. 

Why Go MAHD?

The MAHD Framework provides proven benefits for projects that range from incremental product improvements to complex innovative solutions.  

Go Faster

With more focused development activities, reduction of risk and less waste, teams can go faster to deliver products on budget and on time.
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Deliver More Valuable Solutions

With MAHD methods, teams target the most valuable product attributes and use short learning cycles to ensure solutions satisfy customer needs and exceed expectations.
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Optimize Resources

Early visibility into project needs, areas of risk and required skills allows you to manage cross-discipline resources more efficiently, especially key shared project roles that can create bottlenecks.
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Deeper Collaboration

Starting with the MAHD On-ramp and through each Iteration of the project, cross-discipline teams collaborate to identify risk, find the best solutions and deliver on project milestones.
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A Brief Introduction to the MAHD Framework

Getting Started with Agile for Hardware

Many companies desire the benefits of Agile and have even tried directly applying Agile for SW methods to hardware-based product efforts with limited success. To learn more about the MAHD Framework, and how it can accelerate your NPD efforts, download the Intro to MAHD e-book or the Step-by-Step Guide to MAHD with a sample project from concept to launch. 

An Introduction to MAHD E-book

Download the Introduction to MAHD E-book to learn about the key elements of the MAHD Framework  including how to initiate projects, the MAHD On-ramp and tips to get started going MAHD.

Going MAHD: Step-by-Step

To get an in-depth understanding of the MAHD Framework, follow the JavaBrew team as they develop an innovative new coffee maker from concept to launch in 9 steps.

Is MAHD Right For You?

The fastest way to learn if MAHD is right for you is to request a 45-minute overview and discussion of your situation. Whether you currently use Stage-Gate, Lean, SAFe or other methods, we can help you quickly learn the unique benefits of the MAHD Framework

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