Agile approaches have taken over the world of software, because teams that deliver value sooner with higher quality beat the slow. Hardware teams face challenges software teams do not: Cost of Fabricating new hardware; Lead time for new parts; Cost of Change; Lack of test automation Infrastructure; How to iterate on hardware components separately; Compliance; Proof of Safety, Dependancies; …
The world of hardware today resembles the software of the early 2000’s – we had only a few early unit test tools (JUnit 3, CruiseControl, VisualSourceSafe/CVS/RCS – shudder).
- AgileSoC: Bring Agile to the World of Hardware Development
- “Agile” Chip Building (CRAFT, ChipKit, Chip Gallery)
- Agile Hardware – doing it at the PCB level
- Agile Hardware Challenges
- Agile Hardware Design?
- Agile Verification for SoC Design
- AHA Agile Hardware Project – Stanford University
- Backblaze Labs: Center for Hardware Design
- A Behind the Scenes Look at Designing the Next Storage Pod
- Costs of an Agile Approach for Hardware Products
- Helping Hardware Be Agile, Part 3
- Summary of SpaceX Software AMA – this conversation on Reddit shows some of how SpaceX builds and tries things, knowing they will break
- Using Agile Methods For Hardware
Agile Hardware Books:
- Scrum for Hardware – Paolo Sammicheli
Mark Levison has been helping Scrum teams and organizations with Agile, Scrum and Kanban style approaches since 2001. From certified scrum master training to custom Agile courses, he has helped well over 8,000 individuals, earning him respect and top rated reviews as one of the pioneers within the industry, as well as a raft of certifications from the ScrumAlliance. Mark has been a speaker at various Agile Conferences for more than 20 years, and is a published Scrum author with eBooks as well as articles on InfoQ.com, ScrumAlliance.org an AgileAlliance.org.
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