Lean Product & Process Development Resources

How the Study Phase Helps You Create More Value for Your Customers and Less Drama for Your Development Teams
A product development team volunteered to pilot applying lean product and process development principles -- and discovered how critical "understanding before you execute" is to a project's success. More »
Meeting the 19-Billion-Dose Challenge
What does it take to meet the historic challenge of rapidly increasing the annual global vaccine capacity from 5 billion to 19 billion doses? And how could lean thinking help? More »
A Variety of Perspectives is Good For Your Products
The best product development teams attract, promote, and celebrate diversity of thought, asserts Kevin Nolan, president & CEO of GE Appliances, A Haier Company. More »
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Development is a Team Sport
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Development is a Team Sport
Experts and executives join Jim Morgan in explaining how collaboration is vital to new product, process, and services development. Plus, they offer specific ways you can enable and strengthen cooperation between your work teams. More »
Pi Day: Exploring the Intersection of Science and Dessert
In recognition of Pi Day, think about how you might inspire future generations to pursue careers in science and technology fields, suggests Eric Ethington, program director, LPPD, at the Lean Enterprise Institute. More »
Use Jidoka to Avoid Death by 1000 Cuts
"I’ve learned from experience the need for tech teams to adopt jidoka as a basic design consideration: getting it 100% right the first time with an effective feedback loop system of warning and correction capabilities," writes lean thinker Andrew Quibell. More »
Why it’s Better to Focus on Value, Not Waste
Learn the benefits of shifting your focus from eliminating waste to increasing value, along with two of the best value-creating opportunities, according to LEI Senior Coach Katrina Appell. More »
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How to Engage Everyone to Create a “Continuous Innovation Machine”
In a presentation to hundreds of engineers at a Fortune 100 manufacturer, Jim Morgan, an engineering PhD and former product development executive, explained what distinguishes Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD) from traditional methods of innovation. Morgan, who now is senior LPPD advisor at the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute, cited which of LPPD's three elements was paramount. More »
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