Live 4-hour Small Group
Online Seminars

To develop your MAHD skills, we have developed a series of four,  live 4-hour interactive online seminars to learn about how to modify agile methods for the unique needs of hardware development.  We limit participants to ten to allow ample time to address specific questions and challenges.

A complete overview and toolkit to apply the Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) framework to any project that can benefit from a focused kickoff, consistent stakeholder feedback and iterative development cycles.

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Go deep into the five Agile for Hardware On-Ramp steps and learn how to lead an effective agile project kickoff, develop a focused agile schedule and prepare for your first successful iteration.

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Learn more about the two unique types of iterations required for physical products and how to effectively lead reviews from preparation to retrospectives as well as manage the backlog, risk, dependencies and schedules.

Complete your agile for hardware skill set with in-depth learning of velocity charts, managing diverse teams, how to communicate effectively with executives, and more.

Featured Resources

Have a resource in line with Agile for Hardware thinking and principles? We’ll include it here. Contact us.

Larry Builds a Roof Robot

A 5-minute overview of MAHD principles.

An Intro to MAHD Ebook 7_23_18

An Intro to MAHD

Explains the key elements of the MAHD process and how to get started.​

Five Challenges

Learn about typical challenges teams face when going Agile and how to overcome them.

MAHD: Step-by-Step

Applied Agile for Hardware Principles through developing an innovative coffee maker.

75-Second Executive Summary

Learn the two essential changes MAHD provides over scrum.

LinkedIn Group

Join this LinkedIn group started to discuss all topics related to adapting agile for hardware development (note just MAHD!)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do physical products really need their own agile methodology?

We believe so. Many teams have tried to make SW-based agile methods such as Scrum work, but they struggle. User stories don't always make sense, dependencies get in the way of strictly prioritizing backlogs and even the definition of a release is different. Agile is good. But it needs modified for hardware.

Is MAHD based on any specific version of agile?

MAHD incorporates all of the agile principles found in Scrum such as user stories, iterations, and backlogs. But it also has unique elements not found in any SW-based agile methods as well as a redefinition of releases, an emphasis on up front planning (the On-ramp) and other differences necessary to support hardware development.

Is agileforhardware.org a non-profit organization?

Not officially... yet. It is starting as a community to share ideas, resources and tools. Who knows what the future will bring, but certainly we see a need for agile in the hardware community and wanted to build a place to meet, collaborate and share.

How do I contribute resources to the website?

We welcome any resource or discussion that contributes to the thinking and mission of agile for hardware. Please just sent us a note and let us know what you'd like to contribute or we can offer suggestions of what we think the community is seeking.

Can anyone become a MAHD Evangelist?

Yes! We'll share tools and resources and hopefully others will as well. This is an open source initiative. Over time, we'll also build a directory of "MAHD Evangelists" to help others build agile skills.

Isn't MAHD just a hybrid water-agile-fall process?

While MAHD does have elements of both agile and more traditional phased development processes, we believe it's unique and necessary by taking the best of both and making them work in an end-to-end approach for physical products. Of course, we hope MAHD will continue to evolve and not become dogma, but a set of principles that can be applied and adapted for any development needs.

MAHD User Stories

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