Due to the popularity of our blog series on Applying Agile to hardware new product development projects, we decided to create an easily shareable eBook! In this eBook we explore whether or not Agile Values, Principles and Methods can be applied to hardware development...
To meet the unique challenges of hardware development, we find that some modification of Agile is required.
To begin the discussion, we first look at the Agile Manifesto and explore the four Agile Values and twelve Principles. Next, we explain the various constraints that are unique to hardware development. Then, with these constraints in mind, we look at why Agile Values and Principles as well as supporting methods such as Scrum, can or cannot be applied to hardware development.
Because of its unique requirements, we conclude hardware development is best suited to a hybrid methodology.