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Step-by-Step Agile for Hardware:
The MAHD Way

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Follow our step-by-step agile for hardware guide to see how agile methods can apply to physical products. Hardware teams can get the same benefits from agile that software teams have discovered, but the methods must be modified for the needs of electronic, mechanical, firmware and other non-software oriented projects including aligning with SW teams already using agile.

Some of the advantages of agile for hardware include:

  • Dramatically reduced concept to design duration
  • Enhanced collaboration within and between teams
  • Increased focus on the attributes critical for market success
  • Ability to make scope, resource and schedule tradeoffs early 
  • Improved transparency of progress, risks and dependencies

To make agile more practical for hardware development while still maintaining the advantages of agile, we created the Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework. Contact us to learn more about how make agile work for your team.

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, why not get started right away and join our series of four, 4-hour live, online courses 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
You can also learn more about the MAHD Framework here.


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 waterfall 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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