Agile for Hardware

What is Agile for Hardware?

Agile for Hardware is a collection of Agile methods and principles that work to reduce time-to-market and increase Business Agility for manufacturers of physical products – from automobiles to lighting solutions.

The success of Agile ways of working at software development companies has led to expectational increases in productivity and quality, along with more motivated and engaged employees… and it’s no secret that Hardware organisations will see the same success. Agile for Hardware focuses on the development stage of a physical product and ensures that all necessary changes are made in this phase, as once you start ‘bending metal’, cost-of-change increases dramatically.

The promise of the Agile ideas has proven irresistibly convincing. The potential for hardware manufacturers to benefit from Agile principles and methods can likewise be called enormous and is likely to change industrial business-as-usual.

Read our articles to find out more!

Take a look at some of our articles to get to know more about how Agile can prove to be beneficial for engineering, manufacturing and project management. Check also the summary from Agile for Hardware Conference 2019!

Why Agile for Hardware?

In markets buffeted by these disruptive new technologies, time-to-market is key. Since a reduced time-to-market and increased innovative power are prime benefits that Agile ways of working have to offer, by improving the quality of your products, igniting innovation, achieving predictability, boosting close collaboration among technical and business individuals and increasing employee engagement and satisfaction… there is quite literally a world to be won.

Download our Whitepaper to read some of the success stories of working Agile in the Hardware industry!

Agile for Software vs Hardware: Differences and similarities

Agile for Hardware shares similarities with software development, such as faster feedback-loop, test driven development, daily stand-up meetings and visual work management. However, it is important to recognise the difference in order to really understand how Agile for Hardware functions.

There are three main differences:

  • 1) Procedure time

    While software teams have short step’s, which allows for a quick Design-Test-Build cycle, hardware teams go through a long procedure time.

  • 2) Non-homogenous work

    Additionally, the costs are much higher for hardware teams, the materials for the latest and greatest hardware are expensive and take longer to be delivered.

  • 3) Component costs

    Lastly, whereas software teams are made up of various different skill sets, hardware requires many more skill sets and many more individuals who are not always actively involved in the process.

Our mission for Agile in manufacturing, engineering and product design

Our mission is to educate the next level of Hardware Agilists to achieve better results in the product development and engineering, limiting costs and improving the teamwork. On this page, you will find a collection of articles, videos and materials to give a better impression on the What, Why and How. Have questions? Our advisor Maarten Verlaan is happy to discuss with you to see how to transform your product development to the next level.

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Follow this page to stay us to date about the Agile for Hardware conference in 2020: www.agilehardware.eu

Approaches of Agile for Hardware - divided to Product and Process Design. Want to know more? Download our White paper.

Follow the Agile for Hardware training, either on a public course or as tailored in-company course, designed to your specific needs.

Do you have any questions?

Our training advisor can provide you with advice about public or in-house courses.

Maarten Verlaan would love to help you further when it comes to training solutions.
You can reach him in the following ways:

t: +31 (0)20-2402244

e: Maarten.Verlaan@gladwellacademy.com

Get to know our experts in Agile for Hardware

Ali Hajou, Senior Trainer

Davar Azarmi, Senior Trainer

Ralph Hofman, Senior Trainer & Chairman

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