Yesterday we kicked off our first Medical Devices specific seminar in Boston, with our friends from SterlingTech and Vector Software. The day was all about software development for medical devices and more specifically, about managing software risk to help ensure you are compliant with all of the FDA regulations specific to software code. We had a great turnout, with over 75% of registrants showing up for this session. A couple of observations I found interesting from this event:
- The medical devices community seems to be fairly tight-knit. Everyone at the event seemed to know everyone else, and there was definitely a strong support system in place among the companies in attendance.
- And secondly, there appears to be fairly high adoption of Agile practices, particularly Scrum (albeit somewhat modified), with these Medical device companies, and the healthcare industry in general for that matter. From everything I heard, this adoption curve shows no signs of slowing down.