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Learning and applying the concepts of LPPD is no different than learning any other new skill in life, says Andy Houk. In this article he shares his personal learning cycle of three steps (repeated many times, over many years): self-study, getting a coach, and practicing. More »
Lean Product and Process Development Group Update: Leading Companies Share and Learn from Common…
The Lean Enterprise Institute recently organized a meeting of the Lean Product and Process Development Learning Group that brought together the diverse industries of sub-sea robotics, appliances, consumer electronics, automotive research, contemporary furniture, and drilling… More »

What is Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD)?

LPPD is powerful system for developing new products, proven effective in companies large and small across diverse industries. More than just a strategy for developing a single product, it is what enables you to create a sustainable system for consistently delivering great products and profitable value streams, leveraging your entire enterprise.

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Who We Are

Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD) is an initiative of the Lean Enterprise Institute with the mission to spread lean thinking and practice in product development across diverse industries. Led by Jim Morgan, Senior Advisor for LPPD at LEI and former Global Director for Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to helping organizations around the globe to improve product development processes to create new and profitable value streams.

Assisting Jim in this effort are lean coaches:

To learn more about the LPPD team and their product and process development experience, please contact Deb McGee at dmgee@lean.org.

The opportunities and changes presented by digitization are issues for all lean practitioners not only those in IT. Here are some additional insights from a lean practitioner and product developer who participated in a panel discussion on what’s happening now -- and what could happen -- as digitization meets lean management principles and practices. More »

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Lean development is less about creating highly detailed plans based on things you can’t possibly know in the beginning of a development program (like conventional development attempts to do), and more about developing a deeper and shared understanding of the work to be done and increasing fidelity as you close knowledge gaps over time. More »

LPPD Learning Engagements

The LPPD Learning engagement model enables companies to ‘learn how to learn’ with regard to all issues of product and process development.

In addition to receiving on-site coaching and targeted training from senior coaches, partner companies learn from and with each other through in-depth benchmarking and joint improvement projects.

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