I have a friend that works at a company doing hardware development, they do their "programming" in VHDL and he's been trying to incorporate Agile practices into his workgroup.

Sounds like the company he works for has different pockets of that are playing with Agile methodologies, but most of them are on the software side and not in hardware.

One of the benefits he's found from creating his project backlogs and breaking down tasks to fit into timeboxed sprints is that he's able to provide project managers with the percent complete tracking vs. hours used much easier than other teams. He just pops a report out of his story tracking tool and rolls up the information by project.

If I recall correctly, he's also integrated Jenkins and some Lint tools to help block breaking changes. It won't catch everything, but it's helped his team quite a bit.

I think we adopted similar strategies, I use Trello to manage my tasks - but mine only. Even if I mostly use C/C++, it would definitely be a good idea to integrate some linting in the projects (there has been a lot of issues related to uninitialized variables, out of bound indexes..)

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