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Building Agile Principles Into Your Hardware Organization


Building Agile Principles Into Your Hardware Organization

Gain Speed and Efficiency with the MAHD Framework

With agile methods being the predominant way-of-working for software teams, many product development leaders are trying agile for hardware development hoping for similar benefits. Though some teams have found success, others struggle to see paybacks while most NPD leaders don’t even believe agile can work for hardware. Those who haven’t had success with agile for hardware or who don’t believe it works haven’t yet discovered how to modify the tactics to get the benefits all leaders want – faster development and greater efficiency with the right focus on delivering value.

With their decades of experience leading organizations developing a wide range of products, Dorian Simpson and Gary Hinkle realized the benefits of agile early in its adoption for software, and began modifying the tactics for manufactured products.

After refining the methods for several years applied to real projects, they launched the Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework and have since helped dozens of companies successfully apply MAHD principles and methods to achieve their goals.

Join Gary and Dorian in this half-day interactive seminar where you will learn the fundamentals of MAHD and define a path to implementation success.

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of the Complete MAHD Framework and benefits to expect
  • Limitations of agile for software methods and modifications needed for hardware
  • How the MAHD Framework is compatible with existing processes such as Stage-gate, SAFe and Lean
  • Applying the MAHD Core to a range of project types from minor hardware enhancements to complex systems
  • Scaling MAHD to manage concurrent projects to whole portfolios
  • How to make the transition to an agile-based development organization

What’s Included

  • Program materials
  • A guide to getting started with MAHD
  • Live Q&A with MAHD founders to answer your specific questions
  • Practical information about agile for hardware methods you can’t get anywhere else

Who Should Attend

  • Product development executives and management
  • Product line leaders and managers
  • Technical executives, leaders and managers
  • Program Management executives and leaders



$695/each for groups of 3 or more

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Registration Options

February 2, 2023

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Logistics Details

Once you sign up, you’ll receive confirmation and reminders and a link to join for the day and time you selected.

Program Leaders

Gary Hinkle

Principal Consultant

Agile Methods for Hardware Development
Engineering Leadership & Management
Organizational Productivity

Dorian Simpson

Principal Consultant

Agile Methods for Hardware Development
Innovation Management
Product Management
Product Definition and Roadmaps

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February 2, 2023

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern Time

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This program can be privately scheduled online or at your company site and can be customized for your needs. Contact us to schedule or discuss your situation.

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MAHD Overview

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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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