If you missed Aaron Joseph’s talk “Accelerating Medical Device Development While Improving Compliance”, the material is available as a video. He explores how to accelerate medical device development with lean and agile methods. Companies in multiple industries have found that lean and agile methods speed up their product development while simultaneously improving quality and cutting costs. In spite of these proven advantages, these methods have not been widely adopted in the highly regulated medical device industry. Regulations and standards do not prevent the adoption of lean and agile methods but many companies’ quality systems do. Understanding these barriers and how to modify quality system procedures is key to more efficient medical device development and improved compliance.