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could agile save
a failed product?

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Most Agree that Agile Manages Risk Better than Waterfall Processes, but Could Agile have Prevented Failures Ranging from the Delorean to New Coke?

We researched some of the top product failures over the last 30 years to see how Agile methods may have changed their fate.

How the Products Were Chosen:

  • They are well known failures that have captured the attention of everyone from the media to the Simpson’s.
  • There is much information available about the company and at least some insight into what happened before, during and after the product launch.
  • Each product has a major physical component. There is little excuse for software products to fail with Agile methods, but it’s less obvious with hardware-based product failures.
  • We avoided most of the .com and software company failures, as well as food failures (except New Coke, which had to be addressed).

What is your favorite product failure? Might Agile methods have help save it?

About MAHD

The Modified Agile for Hardware Development Framework is an open source initiative developed by Auxilium in collaboration with other industry leaders.

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About Us

Auxilium is a leader in developing agile methods that can be used effectively with hardware products and cross-discipline teams.

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How to Get Started

Request a Complimentary MAHD Overview

We offer no obligation 45-minute discussions to quickly determine if MAHD is right for you:

  • The key elements of the MAHD Framework
  • How MAHD is unique from Scrum, SAFe and others
  • The best approach to trial Agile
  • How to best manage the transition to a more Agile way

An Overview of the MAHD Framework

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re ready to get the advantages of agile, get started right away and join our series of four, 4-hour live, online workshops. These sessions provide a flexible, practical approach to agile development along with specific tools and templates to quickly manage any project more effectively.

Key Skills You Will Learn

  • Why agile provides clear advantages over traditional product development processes
  • How to kick off an agile project quickly and in the right direction
  • How to write and prioritize effective user stories, develop a focus matrix and build your overall project plan quickly
  • How to develop a cross-discipline backlog, breakdown tasks and define and manage your overall project
  • How to develop sprints, iterations and track efforts
  • How to manage the challenges of schedules, dependencies and shared resources
  • How to remove roadblocks and stay on track


Modified Agile for Hardware Development

What's Different About MAHD?

While the MAHD Framework shares much with agile or Scrum methods, some of the unique attributes include:

  • A system-level focus on writing and using user stories
  • A clear integration with stage-gate or other PD processes
  • The ability to manage schedules, dependencies and hard deadlines

Our Agile for Hardware Learning Series

Foundations of Agile for Hardware Development

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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With So Many Choices, Why Auxilium?

Five Reasons...

Practical, Proven Tools and Methods

Every method and tool we provide, with either a training or consulting program, has been proven in real-world projects.

Live, Experienced Consultants

You'll work directly with senior consultants who have over 20 years of PD experience. No inexperienced trainers or fresh MBA's.

Cost Effective

As a virtual team with low overhead, you'll get the experience of a tier one consultancy group at a fraction of typical fees.

Concise, Comprehensive Programs

We focus every training or consulting program on the essential skills and implementation to get immediate results.

A Passion for Results

We understand the risk and expense of getting outside help. Our goal is to ensure you get the results you need.

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