Leading Agile Hardware

Date Location Language Trainer Price (Net) Places available

17.09.2024 – 18.09.2024

Campus FFHS, Gleisarena, Zollstrasse 17, 8005 Zurich

English Maarit Laanti, Jeannette Seiler 1.450 CHF 1.350 CHF 14 Book

Tesla and SpaceX's recipe for success: agile hardware development for sustainable industrial product development - course for companies on integrating agile methods into complex systems

The success of the Musk companies, Tesla and SpaceX, has made all industrial product development companies realise that Agile Hardware Development is not only possible, but it is vital to stay competitive in the future. While switching to a Tesla-type process model immediately is not possible, traditional manufacturing companies are looking for ways to start on this journey and learn how to apply agile methods not just to software but also to hardware development.
While we already have success stories of companies that have been using agile methods in hardware development for years, we are still learning that organisations implementing agile practices throughout their entire enterprise outpace their peers, delivering value faster and with higher quality.

This course is created for organisations developing complex systems and solutions. It covers the most critical functions of a holistic enterprise transformation, from portfolio management to teams. 
In this course, you will dive into practical examples, learning how to seamlessly apply agile methods within your unique environment. You will also gain valuable insights from real-world case studies from engineering companies that successfully transitioned to agile methodologies.

Learning Content

  • Transformation from Agile Pilot to Entire Enterprise
  • Understanding Agile and Agility
  • Agile Portfolio Management
  • Agile Product Development
  • Hands-on Big Room Planning Exercise
  • Scrum and Kanban Implementation in Hardware Teams
  • User Stories
  • Mastering Estimation Techniques
  • Prioritisation for Managing Expectations

Learning Objectives

  • Organising around value – minimising development bottlenecks through collaborative planning, with a focus on big room planning in a product development context.
  • Maintaining variability and options in product development – avoiding premature commitment to a single solution.
  • Building incrementally and integrating frequently – applying the philosophy of a minimum viable product to hardware development.
  • Designing hardware systems for change – adopting a modular development approach for flexible functionality.
  • Breaking down hardware development into small, manageable pieces – conducting work in small batches for fast experimentation and user data collection.

This training is aimed at:

The course is beneficial for anyone who would like to understand how to apply agile methods in product development. These people might include leaders, architects, systems engineers, product and portfolio managers, middle management, and change agents.

  • Agile Coaches
  • Agile Teams
  • Consultant
  • Scrum Master
  • Team Leader
  • Management / Executives (CxO)


All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. 

Frequently asked questions:

Certification from a recognized certification provider can be obtained following the training.


2 Day(s) On-site training

Level / Difficulty:

Beginners, Advanced, Experts


Certificate of participation

Payment methods:

  • Invoice
  • Credit card
  • GooglePay

Lunch included in the price for on-site training:


Are you interested in training in Switzerland?

Contact our Swiss colleagues at:

KEGON Schweiz GmbH