Agile methods for medical device software – Training Course – Ireland

Our General Manager and Partner, Brian Pate, along with our expert affiliate, Mike Russell, will be teaching a one-day training course through Irish Medtech/Ibec ( for Ireland-based medical device and HealthIT companies on Thursday, November 19, 2020.   The course will be delivered virtually/online.  This course condenses the agile topics covered in our 3-day IEC 62304 and other Emerging Standards for Medical Device and HealthIT Software course into a single day. The course objective is to understand how agile methods and approaches can be effectively used for medical device and HealthIT software while ensuring IEC 62304 conformance and meeting US FDA expectations for software documentation.

The course uses many of the concepts of AAMI TIR45 combined with the flexibility inherit in IEC 62304 and US FDA approach (including 21st Century Cures Act changes) to cover the topics listed below:

  • Brief Regulatory Background
  • Agile principles overview
  • Backlog management
    • Design input, requirements, open anomalies, user needs vs system needs
    • Agile risk management
  • Incremental and iterative software development lifecycle management
    • Software risk management
    • Design output, design verification, design review
    • Usability engineering
    • Cybersecurity engineering
  • Frequent release management
    • Design validation
    • Documentation
    • Maintenance

As with all SoftwareCPR® courses, our goal is to not only help our students understand the regulations and applicable standards, but to also understand the intent of the writers – allowing us to embrace the principles and concepts of quality and efficacy underlying them.

Download this brochure to learn more:  Agile methods for medical device software training – Irish Medtech – Nov 19

About the author

Amy enjoys researching and writing about developments in medical technology and how that intersects with US law. She received her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2020 and now works as a Regulatory Associate for SoftwareCPR®, a general-purpose regulatory consulting firm that is recognized globally for their expertise with standards and national regulations pertaining to medical device, mobile medical app, and HealthIT software.

SoftwareCPR Training Courses:

IEC 62304 and other emerging standards for Medical Device and HealthIT Software

Our flagship course for preparing regulatory, quality, engineering, operations, and others for the activities and documentation expected for IEC 62304 conformance and for FDA expectations. The goal is to educate on the intent and purpose so that the participants are able to make informed decisions in the future.  Focus is not simply what the standard says, but what is meant and discuss examples and approaches one might implement to comply.  Special deep discount pricing available to FDA attendees and other regulators.

3-days onsite with group exercises, quizzes, examples, Q&A.

Instructor: Brian Pate

Next public offering:  TBD

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Being Agile & Yet Compliant (Public or Private)

Our SoftwareCPR unique approach to incorporating agile and lean engineering to your medical device software process training course is now open for scheduling!

  • Agile principles that align well with medical
  • Backlog management
  • Agile risk management
  • Incremental and iterative software development lifecycle management
  •  Frequent release management
  • And more!

2-days onsite (4 days virtual) with group exercises, quizzes, examples, Q&A.

Instructors: Mike Russell, Ron Baerg

Next public offering: March 7 & 28, 2024

Virtual via Zoom

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Medical Device Cybersecurity (Public or Private)

This course takes a deep dive into the US FDA expectations for cybersecurity activities in the product development process with central focus on the cybersecurity risk analysis process. Overall approach will be tied to relevant standards and FDA guidance documentation. The course will follow the ISO 14971:2019 framework for overall structure but utilize IEC 62304, IEC 81001-5-1, and AAMI TIR57 for specific details regarding cybersecurity planning, risk characterization, threat modeling, and control strategies.

2-days onsite with group exercises, quizzes, examples, Q&A.

Instructor: Dr Peter Rech, 2nd instructor (optional)

Next public offering:  TBD

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