It may be difficult for hardware development teams to grasp the benefits of using Agile concepts all at once. Agile software development teams have discovered several benefits over more traditional approaches such as waterfall and stage-gate. Auxilium consultants designed the Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework to give hardware teams the same benefits of Agile as software teams. The MAHD framework, because of its flexibility and extensibility, may be utilized for projects requiring small cross-functional teams as well as massive systems, including mechanical, electrical, software, and other disciplines.
The Advantages of MAHD
In many aspects, modified Agile for Hardware Development is far superior to traditional techniques. The first is that MAHD considerably decreases the time required to go from the concept stage to the design stage. Then, MAHD promotes increased collaboration within teams as well as among team members. MAHD also highlights the importance of focusing on product features that will determine whether a product succeeds or fails on the market. Because of the program’s short learning cycles, teams can function more effectively by controlling scope, resources, and schedule throughout development while being honest about their deliverables, downsides, and needs.
Auxilium updated the MAHD Framework in collaboration with industry leaders for use by hardware development teams. Contact us if you want to learn more about how to use MAHD in your organization.
What Distinguishes MAHD?
Even though the MAHD Framework is based on Agile concepts, the methodologies must be adapted to accommodate the specific and frequently limited constraints of hardware development. The MAHD Framework takes into account the material product needs to:
- Define the electrical and mechanical properties.
- Provide for design freezes while yet retaining flexibility.
- Make sure you have a flexible prototyping and validation approach in place.
- Consider lag times and critical dependencies.
- Use group efforts and other resources.
- Control supply chains, maintain data, and set quality plans.
Based on your implementation goals and timetable, we may provide light assistance for new firms and small teams to aid with Agile transformations throughout a big enterprise. A typical assistance program aims to make MAHD effective in at least one pilot project. Our five-iteration method may be tailored to your needs and draws on strengths from previous iterations:
- After examining your existing circumstances, make a future strategy.
- A series of two-hour online classes named “Learn & Practice” is based on the “Learn by Doing” Approach
- Unrealized Project: Getting Team Leaders to Participate in a Pilot Program
- Achieving Constant Change and Improvement Via Facilitated Retrospectives
- Institutionalization and Growth: Future Pilots, MAHD Certifications, and Full Deployment Planning
MAHD From Auxilium
Auxilium improves the productivity of your R&D, marketing, and leadership teams by providing them with improved tools, methods, procedures, and capabilities. We have assisted hundreds of teams while assisting organizations with process improvement, project management, and change management since 2002.
Auxilium’s staff consists of professionals with years of relevant expertise, including positions of leadership in big organizations. We blend tried-and-true techniques with fresh ideas to create programs that have a meaningful impact because we know what works and what doesn’t.
We also realized early on that employing agile concepts had substantial advantages over more conventional ways. The Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework project was established to assist firms in incorporating agile principles into their current new product development (NPD) processes and to enable hardware-based teams to benefit from agile.
Thousands of projects have been developed using this framework over the last two decades, allowing hundreds of firms to expedite the development-to-distribution process, and we look forward to showing you how our method may benefit you!