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MAHD Modified Agile vs. Agile Scrum Methods

MAHD Modified Agile vs. Agile Scrum Methods The concept of agile and agile project management is not new, but up until this point it has been dominated by the software world. Agile methods, and Scrum specifically, is a project management system heavily reliant on incremental development. The development output is

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Agile for Hardware Development

The Biggest Advantages of Agile Few People Talk About

Agile is currently one of the most widely used project management methodologies. While Agile principles and methods quickly gained traction in the software and IT industries, agile project management has developed over the years and has been established as a preferred alternative to develop products for industries ranging from automobiles

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Can Agile Really Drive Innovation
Agile for Hardware Development

Can Agile Really Drive Innovation

Many companies realize that traditional product development methodologies limit an organization’s ability to generate breakthrough innovations because of their inflexible approach and experiment-squashing upfront planning. They emphasize linear processes and run in a sequential cycle. While Agile methods are quickly supplanting historic waterfall-style processes with their emphasis on continuous and

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How to Convince Executives that Agile is a Better Way
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How to Convince Executives that Agile is a Better Way

Product development teams are under constant pressure to be faster, more efficient, and focus intensely on customer value. Using traditional development processes, you may have tried all possible strategies to structure your projects to drive the desired results, but at some point, realize there must be a better way. One

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Defining Agile vs. Waterfall (Infographic)

Waterfall has traditionally been seen as a reliable approach for developing manufactured products, while the software industry moved on with agile methodologies. Two decades later, the agile approach is trending in many industries including those focused on physical, hardware-based products, bringing the scope for innovation and twenty years of learning

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Agile for Hardware Development

How Agile Fuels Manufactured Product Success

Agile has completely transformed how software companies operate, develop, and deliver software products. Gradually, industries are realizing the positive impact. Working as per customer behavior to deliver products faster, take early feedback and iterate changes, operate as per the trends, and enhance performance is becoming the norm today. And the

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6 Things That Can Disrupt Your New Product Development Process

Introducing a new product into the market can be a daunting prospect, and one true sign of success comes from returning customers and satisfactory ROI. While launching a new product, you are not only looking at the potential issues you might encounter after it launches in the market but also

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Kicking Off Agile Projects With The Right Focus

A critical advantage of Agile methods, especially for hardware-based projects, is getting a fast start. But how do you do this with a project charter that considers an Agile way-of-working, and without details found in typical Product Requirements Documents (PRDs)? Agile methods have great potential for speed, but teams need

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Agile Leadership: Stop Predicting the Future and Create It!

“We’re agile because we do iterations and adapt to change” is a statement we often hear from business leaders who don’t have full understanding of agile methods, nor the leadership changes needed to support agility. Leadership is a complex topic because it blends such a wide range of characteristics and

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Agile for Hardware Development

Intro to Modified Agile for HW Development Podcast

It was our pleasure to join Bill Raymond for his Agile in Action podcast series to discuss the Modified Agile for Hardware Development Framework. Introduction Are you mad at your current stage-gate hardware process? Then let Dorian Simpson and Gary Hinkle introduce you to something that will make you feel

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Agile for Hardware Development

How to (Not) Write a PRD for Agile Development

If you’re considering to enhance your current waterfall NPD process to become more agile, the Product Requirements Document (PRD) is one of the first artifacts from your old way-of-working that you need to re-think for a successful transition. With a waterfall development process, product managers do their best to satisfy

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