Lean and Agile practices for hardware product development

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.


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.


During this two-day course you will learn about:

  • The principles of Agile and Lean
    • Responding to Change
    • Fast Learning
    • Simplicity
    • Waste Reduction
    • Build in Quality
    • Continuous Improvement
  • Incremental and iterative product development, Kanban and Scrum
    • Learning how to apply them in non-software contexts.
  • Product agnostic

  • Designing for Agility
    • Modular Product Architecture
    • Set-Based Design
    • Model-Bases System Engineering
    • eXtreme Manufacturing
    • Hardware MVP development
  • Lean-Agile Project Management
    • Working with external vendors and suppliers
    • How to partner up with external and internal vendors and suppliers to develop complex products and solutions in an Lean-Agile manner
  • Agility and compliance and audits
    • Meeting regulatory and industry standards and delivering high-assurance systems
    • Agile quality assurance
  • Scaling up agility and managing complexity
    • Developing complex systems that need numerous teams to cooperate.
    • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management to harmonize the organization’s strategy, initiatives and teams.
    • Enabling the organization to apply Lean/Agile forecasting and capacity management to deliver with highest possible throughput.



Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive
Certification for Certified Hardware Agilist (CHA) bestowed by BlinkLane Consulting.


About the trainers – Agile for Hardware

Ali Hajou has experienced the advantages of iterative product development that include the development of hardware and software components in the pharmaceutical industry, the semiconductor industry, and more.  Ali helped them find their own Agile Way of Working, as ‘the standard practices’ do not always apply ‘right out-the-box’.




Each course day starts around 9:00 and ends at 17:00 hours, including lunch and intermission.


Day 1

  • Lean/Agile Fundamentals
  • Designing for Agility
  • Hardware MVP development
  • Agile Project Management


Day 2

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



No prior knowledge of Agile is required.


This course is intended for people who are involved in developing hardware products and products that combine both software and hardware. It includes, but is not limited to:

  • Engineers
  • Project managers
  • Line managers
  • Executives
  • Inventors and Innovators


Referred industries include, but are not limited to:

  • Automotive
  • Semiconductors
  • Aerospace
  • Home appliances
  • Consumer electronics
  • TypeTraining
  • Period 2 days
  • Maximum number of participants:18
  • Level:Awareness
  • Language:English
  • Lunch included:Yes
  • Exam:Yes
  • Incompany:Yes

Nothing but great things to say!!! – Participant, July 2019

It’s very good to have expierences shared with exemplary companies. This was done good, of course considering that there are not soo many companies available yet specifically in hardware. There were different procedures on how to implement or transform or up to which degree changes could be implemented, especially considering early start of transformation vs later. This is a very helpful approach. – Participant, July 2019

It is a good introductory course and was probably a good fit on what I was looking for. So I have no
complaints on the course content. The trainers are very good to interact with. – Participant, July 2019