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Scaling MAHD – Managing Large Projects & Portfolios

Scaling Agile for Hardware Workshop
Scaling Agile for Hardware Workshop


Scaling MAHD – Managing Large Projects & Portfolios

Scaling Agile for Hardware Workshop


This program focuses on techniques for going beyond the core MAHD Framework to manage large projects, product lines and full portfolios. You’ll learn how to break large systems into discrete MAHD projects and how to bring the elements together in the right way at the right time, as well as how to manage multiple MAHD projects simultaneously. Once completed, you’ll have the tools to use MAHD principles and methods across your whole portfolio and organization.

Key questions we will answer along with many others:

  • How do roles change and what new roles are needed as you extend the MAHD Framework?
  • How can you apply MAHD methods to portfolio planning and product roadmapping?
  • How do you coordinate multiple MAHD teams to deliver large project success?
  • What do linked Iteration Plans look like and how do you effectively lead planning?
  • How are backlogs managed for complex projects?
  • What challenges should you expect as you scale MAHD and how can you overcome them?

Program Outline

  • Scaled MAHD Overview – The key elements needed to extend the MAHD Framework
    • Creating the right metrics to drive the right behavior
  • MAHD Team of Teams – Why, when, and how to organize discrete, coordinated teams
  • Leading a Team of Teams – The skills and techniques to deliver large projects
    • The role of the MAHD Program Manager
    • Developing Iteration Plans for large-scale and systems projects
    • Finding the right alignment points and strategies for IPAC Iterations
    • Creating, organizing, and managing backlogs for large projects
  • Building the organization roadmap leading to agile success
    • The right approach to rolling out agile methods to the whole company
    • The executives’ roles in guiding agile deployment
    • Staying on track and building a healthy whole-organization agile culture
    • Overcoming challenges and obstacles
  • Q&A – We’ll leave time for specific questions related to your situation

What’s Included

Program Materials and Agile Toolkit – Each participant receives complete program materials including a Modified Agile for Hardware Development toolkit with templates, tools and tips.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for anyone involved in product development that wants to get the benefits of agile:

  • Project and Program Managers
  • Engineering Managers and leads
  • Product Managers
  • Directors and executives


Contact us for facilitation and pricing options.

Registration Options

Contact us to schedule this program or discuss options.

Program Leaders

Gary Hinkle

Principal Management Consultant

Agile Methods for Hardware Development
Engineering Leadership & Management
Organizational Productivity

Dorian Simpson

Management Consultant

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

Contact Us to Schedule

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

Customers Say...

Many useful concepts. The workbook provides an outline that can be applied on the job.

Garth Weber, Mechanical Engineer

Cardinal Health

Excellent course. Concepts were clearly presented - easy to understand. I will recommend to my engineering team.

Chatree Sitalasai, Engineering Supervisor

NMB Technologies

Practical advice for anyone in business or leadership. Exercises were very helpful. Instructor with real experience makes a big difference!

Mel Greenberg, Manager

Portland General Electric

Great information, delivery, and discussions.

Dwaine Gilmer, Escalation Engineer

Microsoft Corp.

Great job of tailoring the basic concepts to the specifics of each attendee.

Mark Johnson, VP of Marketing

Instantiations, Inc.

A '10' in terms of content and presentation. Very interactive and useful right away.

Sushil Nema, Engineer

Triquint Semiconductor

Gary is one of those rare people that combines engineering expertise with exceptional administrative, people, and management skills.

Mike Anderson

Technology Executive

The course content and examples were valuable. Good interaction between the presenter and students. It was well worth the cost and my time away from work!

Paul L. Fernandez, Jr., Sr. Engineer

Mitsubishi Digital

The best part was how to sell an idea to executives. Very useful tips and I can see mistakes I made in the past.

T. Fisher

US Navy

This program opened my eyes to new approaches to manage innovation. Well done and a lot of material in a short time.


Chris Fisher

3D Printing

Related Resources

MAHD Overview

The four-page overview provides a quick summary of the MAHD Framework, benefits and unique attributes.

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.

Contact us to schedule a complimentary discussion of your situation.