Agile for Cross-Discipline Teams: Beyond the Software

A Practical Learning Program for Product Development Leaders

“Success with agile starts with a mindset. This program gives you that and more.”
– Ed de la Fuente, Intel

One-Day Workshop For:

  • Product leaders
  • Engineering leaders
  • R&D leaders
  • P&L owners

“Agile” has become a hot buzzword… and rightfully so. Those who have embraced its goodness have delivered more valuable solutions in less time and with fewer resources. Unfortunately for many teams agile, as it has been defined for pure software products, is not a perfect fit. While agile evangelists attempt to drive scrums and sprints, other stakeholders from engineering leaders to production managers often scramble to adapt their processes and thinking — with frustrating results. This often leads to agile creating more problems than it solves.

Join leading product development experts Gary Hinkle and Dorian Simpson for this interactive executive experience to apply agile to projects that require cross-discipline teams, thinking and processes to achieve consistent agile success.

In just one day, you’ll learn how recognized leaders from Apple to Xilinx, as well as innovative smaller companies, apply the methods of agile to grow and thrive in their industries with products that must engage a wide range of disciplines in engineering, design, testing and production. Whether you’re just learning, struggling or need to take agile to the next level, this seminar will share the secrets of agile along with practical tools to:

  • Apply agile to critical projects ranging from simple applications to complex systems with multiple components
  • Effectively include all product development roles and disciplines in the agile process — from architects to deployment managers
  • Expertly apply agile in physical and embedded software products where software might be a small component

Program Summary


  • The Benefits of Agile – The investment, business case and results you can expect
  • The Agile Challenge – Success factors, assess YOUR environment, where companies fail and how you can succeed
  • Five Use Cases to Apply Agile – Five types of mission-critical projects and products and how agile can lead to success

Enjoy an interactive and agile lunch and network with other leaders as you participate in an agile learning exercise


  • Making Agile work – Develop an agile plan matched to your goals, products and team
  • Agile tools – Beyond the Scrum – Three cutting-edge agile tools to ensure cross-functional agile success

Key Topics

  • How to apply agile success to any type of product or service
  • Clarifying how and when designers, hardware engineers, testers and business leaders participate in the agile process
  • How to effectively use agile for embedded software applications
  • Bringing cross-discipline teams into the agile process
  • How to use testing criteria as a critical delivery contract
  • Managing agile progress communication to all stakeholders
  • Applying agile principals in situations of unforeseen chaos

What’s Included

  • A comprehensive E-book with tools, examples and key learnings
  • Peer networking
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Follow-up with the workshop leaders to assist with implementation

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Pricing and Registration

Agile for Cross-Discipline Teams Regular Price: $1295
Early Registration: 20% off when registering one week in advance of program date. Use Coupon Code EXECAGILE
Group Rate: 15% discount for groups of 4 or more.

This seminar is limited to 15 people and can fill up quickly.

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Chicago, IL May 23, 2018 through 5/9 after 5/9
Romulus, MI June 7, 2018 through 5/31 after 5/31
Boston, MA June 26, 2018 through 6/19 after 6/19

The best way to guarantee your enrollment is to register online with a credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. If paying by check, make payable to Auxilium, Inc. Email purchase orders here.


Auxilium, Inc. federal tax ID number: 01-0666217

Register by Phone: Call 800-577-3528 or 971-222-6234 to enroll individuals or groups using a credit card.

Dates and Locations

Chicago, IL
May 23, 2018
Sheraton O’Hare Airport
6501 Mannheim Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Romulus, MI
June 7, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport
8800 Wickham Rd.
Romulus, MI 48174

Boston, MA
June 26, 2018
Hilton Boston Logan Airport
1 Hotel Dr.
Boston, MA 02128

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Workshop Leaders

Over 40 Years of Development Expertise


Gary Hinkle

Consultant. Trainer. Speaker. Executive.
Agile Expert.

Boeing. Intel. Microsoft.

“Making Agile a cross-discipline process is critical to successful implementation. Many companies struggle with this!”

Dorian Simpson

Dorian Simpson

Consultant. Trainer. Author. Executive. Certified NPDP.

ATT. Motorola. Intel.

“As Agile becomes a company-wide process, more thinking must go into success at the boundaries of software development.”


If for any reason you are not satisfied, write to us within 30 days after attending the workshop, return the materials, and we’ll arrange for you to receive a full refund – hassle-free!

Who Should Attend

Any leader in product development, IT, R&D, testing or manufacturing​ who would like to learn more about how to implement Agile in your company. This is ideal for:

  1. Engineering and Software Development Leaders
  2. R&D Leaders
  3. Product Management Leaders
  4. Project Management Leaders
  5. IT Leaders

Participants’ Feedback

“Success with Agile starts with a mindset. This program gives you that and more.”
– Ed de la Fuente, Intel

“Excellent subject, well delivered. Understandable. Clear opportunities for me to apply what I learned to my own situation.”
– Eric Dye, Intel

“I was so lucky to take part in this training. I came with many questions that were perfectly explained. It was very helpful!”
– E. Shao, Buhler

“The tools I learned are clearly among the best in the industry.”
– C. Wheelock, CenturyLink

More Details

Continuing Education Credits: 6.5 PDHs/PDUs

Offer This Workshop Onsite

All of Auxilium’s workshops are available for onsite delivery. Call today and let us customize this program for you.

Logistics and Details

Cancellations and substitutions
Payment is required in advance but is refundable, less a $50 processing fee, if your cancellation is received 5 full business days before the course. If you fail to attend and do not notify us in advance, the fee is not refunded. Substitutes are welcome. Simply send the substitute on the day of the course and notify the instructor of the change on arrival.

Directions to the site will be provided after the registration is processed.

In-Person Workshops
We begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp and wrap up at about 5:15 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 AM. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Lunch is from approximately 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Dress is casual. Materials are provided at the workshop.

Course content and availability are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason or change the venue. If we must cancel a course, liability is limited to a refund of the paid registration fee.

Call 800-577-3528 or 971-222-6234 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time or email.