I’ve started working on my next book, When Agile Gets Physical: How to Use Agile Principles to Accelerate Hardware Development, with my long-time colleague, Kathy Iberle.
Today, the information available is mostly written by Agile software experts — and it shows. They mostly take a “Just Use Agile” approach that does not account for the real differences between hardware development and software development.
Why “Just Use Agile” Doesn’t Work
This book will explain why “Just Use Agile” doesn’t work, and what you need to do instead to accelerate development when you make physical products.
Hardware teams can increase their agility — their flexibility and responsiveness — to accelerate development. They can even use Agile principles to do it. For that to work, the team needs to understand how to apply the principles while changing practices and tools to meet their teams’ needs.
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