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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 »
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 »

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.

If you’re determined to move your culture from good to great, listen to CEO Tyler Schilling as he describes two behaviors that, in his experience, are most effective. More »

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Toyota the Disrupter
Toyota the Disrupter
Toyota may not be the first company you think of for disruptive product and process development, but perhaps they should be, argues Jim Morgan. The tools and practices that Toyota uses have been adapted and applied successfully by companies large and small, in a wide variety of industries and in places all over the world. 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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