Agile for Hardware (CHA)

Gladwell Academy
Apply the relatively new Agile Way of Working to areas beyond software and learn how to harness the power of Agile/Lean methodologies to develop hardware products and products involving both software and hardware.
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Lean and Agile practices for hardware product development and engineering

In the Agile for Hardware training, you will learn how to use the newest Lean/Agile methodologies to drastically reduce your time to market, acquire flexibility and respond to changes in requirements and markets with ease. You will also learn how to improve the quality of your products, ignite innovation, achieve predictability, boost close collaboration among technical and business people and increase employee engagement and satisfaction.

The training combines theory with real world cases to help the participants find out how they can apply the principles and methods in their own context.

Trainer was very experienced and could refer to real world examples.


CHA Exam & Certification

Certification for Certified Hardware Agilist (CHA) bestowed by Blinklane Consulting.

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Agile for Hardware event - Aftermovie 2018


Day 1

From Lean/Agile fundamentals to design and project management

The training is kicked off by going through principles underlying Lean/Agile methodologies, such as responding to change, waste reduction and building for quality. This is deepened by getting familiar with incremental and iterative product development, Kanban and Scrum.

Finally, you will learn how to apply them in non-software contexts. You will learn about design approaches that enhance Agility including eXtreme Manufacturing and Hardware MVP (For example 3D printers, CNC routers, laser cutters Augmented Reality). Finally, you will learn to apply Lean/Agile practices to direct your project processes.

  • Lean/Agile Fundamentals
  • Designing for Agility
  • Agile Project Management

Day 2

Deepen your knowledge on how to apply Lean/Agile to develop complex products - focusing on partners, compliance and scaling up

The second day of the training is deepening your knowledge on the topics to create synergy, synchronize and align with vendors and suppliers using Lean/Agile methodologies. Finally, you will learn how to add complexity and scale Agile way of working.

  • Working with External Vendors and Suppliers
  • Lean/Agile and Compliance
  • Scaling Up Agility and Adding Complexit


This course is meant for, among others:

  • Engineers
  • Project managers
  • Line managers
  • Senior executives
  • Inventors and innovators


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