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Agile for Hardware

Agile benefits, but the needs of HW teams

Online Training

Live, online programs to get started going MAHD

Agile Transformation

Build agile into your PLC to
deliver more value, faster


Agile PD Pros trainers and consultants have helped teams develop new, innovative products faster and with more focus on customer value for over 20 years. As Agile leaders, we co-founded the Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework for developers of HW-based systems to get the benefits of Agile while meeting the specific challenges of physical product development. Contact us to learn how we can help your team deliver better products, faster. Read more about our history and team below.

Our Focus

We view NPD processes as merely a suite of tools and methods to guide work, improve decision-making and drive efficiency. It’s the people in a company, from executives down to executors, that determine how well these tools are used.  Our focus is to provide the best professional NPD tools available and give teams and leaders the skills to use them effectively.

Team Speed and Efficiency

The skills, tools, & leadership techniques to deliver products faster and more efficiently.


Focus On Customer Value

The methods and skills to relentlessly focus on customer value through rapid learning cycles.

Agility Throughout the PLC

The methods and tactics to build agility into each stage of NPD from portfolio planning to sustaining engineering.

Our Founder

Dorian Simpson

Dorian Simpson has helped start-ups to Fortune 500 technology leaders improve their product development, management and innovation capabilities.

Companies he’s worked with include ABB, GE, Tyco, Owens Corning, Qwest, Technicolor, FEI, VTech, Freightliner, and many others. Before consulting, Dorian held senior positions at Motorola and AT&T in product management, sales, marketing, business development, and engineering. This range of functional experience gives Dorian a deep understanding of cross-functional challenges and solutions.

Dorian has developed highly rated programs in agile, innovation, product management and trained 1000’s of product leaders in a wide range of industries. He is the co-founder of the Modified Agile for Hardware Development Framework and author of The Savvy Corporate Innovator.


Our History

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Horizontal Timeline

Launched the Power Planning System which provided a toolkit for rapid evaluation of new opportunities.

Added programs focused on innovation management to build ideation and portfolio management skills to fuel NPD pipelines.

Began experiementing with agile for hardware methods with real customers and projects. Learning lead to MAHD Framework.

Co-founded the Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework to formalize agile for hardware methods.

Expanded the MAHD Framework to Complete MAHD, added certification programs and continue to refine methods and tools.

Contact Us

To learn more about our services or the MAHD Framework, we’d be delighted to set up a discussion of your needs and how we might help.

Our Satisfaction Guarantee

Agile PD Pros offers a full money-back guarantee within 60 days of attending any workshop if you are not satisfied for any reason. However, in order to qualify for the refund, we kindly ask that you agree not to share or utilize the materials you have received from us.

Our goal is to ensure a fair exchange of knowledge and protect the integrity of our workshop content. By agreeing not to use the materials, you allow us to maintain the value and exclusivity of the information shared during the workshop. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or require further clarification. We’re here to assist you!