LPPDE North America 2019 Jekyll Island
October 21-24, 2019.
Registration for the 20th LPPDE conference is NOW OPEN!
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Because this is our 20th Exchange, we will showcase the major highlights of each Exchange during the coming months as we prepare to meet for LPPDE North America 2019.
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LPPDE North America 2019 Conference Chair
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LPPDE North America 2019 Jekyll Island, Georgia hosts speakers of, amongst others, the following companies
8:30am - 12:30pm
Pre-Conference Workshop - Durward Sobek LPPD 101: An Introduction to Lean Product and Process Development
This half-day session introduces participants to the foundational principles of lean
This half-day session introduces participants to applying lean thinking in the design and development phases of the product lifecycle. The workshop will emphasize foundational principles, illustrated by examples from a
• Be able to define lean product and process development (LPPD)
• Understand the foundational principles of LPPD
• See how the principles can be translated to action and how they work together to achieve the primary aims of new product development.
• Understand how companies can resolve the paradox of enhancing innovation while consistently introducing new
Durward K. Sobek II is a Professor at Montana
8:30am - 12:30
Pre-Conference Workshop - Mike Kennedy + Penny Cloft Success is Assured
This workshop is designed for people who are not getting the desired results from their product development improvement initiatives.
Based on the tools and methods described in the book “Success is Assured”, the workshop will give participants hands on learning on how and when to apply these techniques for the greatest impact. We will also explore the critical role of leadership in product development, specifically how their metrics and culture hinder your attempts to move from a schedule based to a knowledge driven decision-based product development process.We will provide practical proven visual methods and tools to lead your leadership. Finally, we will see real examples from a company practicing “Success is Assured” that has changed its philosophy and habits to deliver products to its customers that meet their interests the first time!
8:30am - 4:00pm
FULL DAY Pre-Conference Workshop - Norbert Majerus New Products Every Year on time and on target
Beginning in 2005, Norbert implemented a principles-based lean
12:30pm - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshop - HÅkan Swan: How do you Use Agile Methods to Increase Speed
Expert consultant in Product Development, Product Planning and Product Strategy issues. I have worked with Lean Product Development and Visual management systems for knowledge workers, thereby significantly increasing product development productivity in R&D organizations.Also entrepreneur and founder of two companies, Ivolver AB and Habits AB.
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshop - Suzanne Van Egmond Lean Project Management
Suzanne van Egmond worked all her working life, more than 20 years, in product development roles in Philips. In the last ten years, seven are spent on training, coaching and advising actors in product development area: project teams, project managers, development leaders, etcetera. In those years, Suzanne developed a sound capability in the area of lean product development.This capability strengthened in the last couple of years, in which she has “returned” to project management, applying her own advice and deepening the skills on using lean product development for real. Suzanne is a board member of the Lean Product and Process Development Exchange and also she recently started Nabla lean product development, a Lean PD advisory company, as a side-job.
8:00am - 8:10am
Summit Welcome - Peter Palmer & Bob Melvin
8:10am - 9:05am
Opening Keynote - Penny Cloft: Using Knowledge to get to Market Faster
9:05am - 10:00am
Morning Keynote 2 - Terry Barnhart: What a Great R&D/PD Culture Looks Like
10:00 am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:10am
Round 1 Breakout - Brandon Rogers: PMI Agile Project Management, An explanation for practical application
As lean practitioners at any point in our journeys, I believe that once you attend your first LPPDE Event, your eyes are opened to possibilities you never realized. By learning principals related to lean, you can transform your organization and find new ways to increase efficiency, get things done faster with better quality. As most of us are well aware, theory put into practice is much harder than it seems. As the event emphasizes, it is an “exchange” – a unique opportunity to share our achievements and challenges in adopting a lean mindset and learn from each other.
Working in an R&D environment, change is inevitable – it requires organizations to be flexible, to be creative and to try new things. As lean practitioners, we seek efficient methods to achieve organizational business targets.To achieve the critical demands of today, lean practitioners must have numerous tools and methods to aid the many needs of an organization. The Project Management Institute (PMI), a non-profit organization with the distinction of being the global gold standard of project management, has developed a framework with global standards provide guidelines, rules and characteristics for project, program and portfolio management. These standards are widely accepted. Application of the PMI Project Management Methodology provides a framework, or “compass” to allow a project manager to consider all of the existing elements and take appropriate actions necessary to execute the project.
When consistently applied, they help you and your organization achieve professional excellence.
During this session, attendees will receive an introduction to what the Project Management Institute (PMI) is, as well as an explanation of how to interpret the differences between project, program and portfolio management. The session will cover the 5 process groups and 13 knowledge areas of the PMI mapping framework and hear how these methods have been applied. Emphasis will be placed on four key areas that can heavily influence the success of a project. Lastly, attendees should take away the successes and challenges of applying the PMI methodologies and ideas for how to incorporate within their own organizations. This session will be best suited to audience members who have project management experience, are unfamiliar with the Project Management Institute and would like to learn more about their methodologies.
Brandon Rogers is an Engineering Process Manager at Honda R&D, Americas. In this role, he is responsible for the deployment and user adoption of ALM, an engineering tool used for requirements and configuration management. In addition to this, he leads agile project management initiatives and application efforts for his department.
Prior to this role, he held previous roles within Honda R&D’s Corporate planning department as a Business Strategist, and in organizational development department as a leadership & technical development specialist. Prior to joining Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in 2011, Brandon worked for the school division of Trapeze Software as an implementation specialist. Brandon graduated from Kent State University with a BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He obtained his Master’s degree in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University.
As of Sept 2019, he began a Doctoral program in Organizational Development and Change at Bowling Green State University.
10:30am - 11:10am
Round 1 Breakout - David Veech: Leadersights, Achieving Dynamic Stability as the Foundation for a Culture of Engagement
11:10am - 11:20am
11:20am - 12:00pm
Round 2 Breakout - Carolyn Carter: Leveraging Knowledge Management to Increase the Speed of Product Development
In this session we will share and discuss insights into Knowledge Management (KM), why it’s important, how it eliminates waste and increases the speed of product development. Also, we will walk through a process for practicing KM, including foundations in the Scientific Method, documentation and retrieval practices and cultural integration tactics.
Discuss how KM increases the speed of product development (PD), while providing a high level review of the PD Process, key metrics, identification of related waste, and how KM fits into the PD process. Walk through a straight forward process for practicing KM, including a review of the scientific method, and documentation and retrieval. Attendees should be able to immediately take and apply ideas with their teams. Share pointers for building quality knowledge, for efficiently sharing knowledge to inform technical and project teams, and for building cultural integration of KM, through individual and team objectives and higher level metrics.
Carolyn Carter has over 30 years of broad experience in both small business and corporate manufacturing and research organizations. She holds a BSME in ME from Union College in Schenectady, NY. She worked for 8 years in product research, development, and production engineering at a small analytical instrumentation company, as well as worked for 25 years in manufacturing and research at Kimberly-Clark. She held positions in Manufacturing Engineering, Project Management, Operations, and Quality Leadership in multiple mills across multiple product forms, as well as positions in Product Supply.
Over the last 12 years worked in R&E and held positions in Product Development, Product Development Leadership, Project Leadership, Lean Coaching, and LPPD Program Development and Leadership across multiple brands and business units. Carolyn has a passion for building culture and enjoys identifying opportunities and enabling teams to own them and drive results through the introduction and practice of innovative problem solving while leveraging the fundamental principles of Lean and LPPD thinking.
11:20am - 12:00pm
Round 2 Breakout - Bill Waddell: Using Defect Mapping in PPD to drive quality excellence
Defect mapping is a companion methodology to process mapping that informs both product and process design in a powerful manner to preclude defects. Originally deployed extensively by Motorola in their heady days around the birth of Six Sigma, Defect Mapping establishes the framework for not only precluding defects from the outset, but provides the framework for continuous improvement.
Used properly, Defect Mapping identifies potential defects and gaps in the quality control process, enables continuous quality improvement post production launch, and provides powerful design input for future product development efforts.
In this session, you will learn the underlying principles that make Defect Mapping a powerful PPD tool. You will be provided with a Defect Mapping template, as well as real examples from multiple industries in which Defect Mapping was effectively deployed; and you will see how defect Mapping is the heart of a ‘closed loop’ quality approach to drive continuous quality and design improvement.
Bill Waddell is a global manufacturing expert and one of the original Lean Accounting "Thought Leaders". He has over 30 years experience in Manufacturing Excellence, has served as technical chairman for various manufacturing quality forums and is widely regarded as being at the forefront of Lean Manufacturing. As a Consultant, Bill has worked with manufacturers of all sizes throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.
He has authored numerous books on manufacturing operations and management, and has been asked to speak at leading edge manufacturing educational events around the world
12:00pm - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 2:10pm
Round 3 Breakout - Mark Rosenthal: The Meta-Patterns of Innovation
Regardless of the methods and tools that are deployed, diverse organizations show common underlying patterns in the way they approach problems and creative challenges.
Those patterns seem have more to do with the way the people interact with one another than the specific tools used to structure their work.
In 1908, when Wilbur and Orville Wright unveiled the first practical airplane to skeptical audiences in the USA and France they were 10 years ahead of the rest of the field. This was the culmination of research and development project that they began in 1899.Their approach reveals underlying patterns, or meta-patterns, that can be found across benchmark organizations that, on the surface, seem to apply very different approaches. This talk proposes that, to be successful, application of the tools must carry an underlying intent of establishing these meta-patterns vs. simply installing the tools themselves.
Mark Rosenthal has been learning on the front lines of Lean implementation, quality improvement, and leader development in manufacturing, engineering design, service sector and health care for 30 years. His experience includes working on lean and quality systems implementation in companies such as Boeing and Boeing suppliers, Genie Industries, Eastman Kodak and Terex at sites throughout North America, Asia and Europe. His baseline background and training experience was with Toyota-trained teachers in the USA and Japan.
Since becoming a full-time independent consultant in 2011 he has worked with a wide spectrum of organizations ranging from strategic projects for major global corporations, coaching and training small and medium sized businesses down to coaching the owner of a small single-site retail business.He has a Bachelors from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Following school he spent 11 years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army, managing heavy equipment maintenance and logistics operations, in Korea, the US, and Germany (as well as questionable activities such as jumping out of perfectly serviceable aircraft in flight) before joining the private sector. Mark is also a well-known blogger in the Lean industry with his “The Lean Thinker” website.
1:30pm - 2:10pm
Round 3 Breakout - James Lance: Increasing the Speed of Information Flow through Visual Management and Pulse
It’s hard to improve the flow of a process you cannot see. It’s even harder to do it when you have decentralized functions spread around the world. Just getting everyone on the same team, playing the same game can be seemingly impossible when you come from a functionally siloed culture.
Come see how HID Global has adopted visual management and pulse meetings using digital white boards, and the impact this is having on its culture..
We will walk through the journey HID Global has taken to implement a visual management methodology to improve the flow of information in our innovation process across all enterprise functions. We will share a couple of key elements that have helped this approach take hold and begin to take on a life of its own. We will also share what our next steps are to continue down this path and evolve it to another level.
Most people know what visual management is and agree that it is a good thing. However, getting an organization to do it on a global bases in a way that creates a valuable effect, is quite another thing. Getting people to really believe this will help them is not an exact science. It is difficult to convince people who are already overly booked in meetings that meeting more often will save them time and will create efficiency in their system. It’s counter intuitive. Without that pull happening, your visual management implementation will surely fail. In the end there is no blue print, but the learnings we had might help accelerate the effective application of these techniques for those wanting to use this most basic of tools.
Jim is the Director of Lean Innovation at HID Global, which is a fancy way of saying he continuously works on ways to improve the output of the innovation process as well as find ways to accelerate it. - Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering- Introduced to 6 Sigma while working for Motorola in the late 90’s early 2000’s- Introduced to Lean while working for National Instruments 2007 through 2014- With HID Global and improving processes since 2014 and has been focused on application of Lean and Agile approach to R&D for the last 2 years
2:10pm - 2:20pm
2:20pm - 3:00pm
Round 4 Breakout - Matthew Bryan
2:20pm - 3:00pm
Round 4 Breakout - Stephen Zielinski: Implementing Reinertsen – Practical Steps to Improving the Speed of Product Development Flow
Don Reinertsen’s “Principles of Product Development Flow” is a master work on the principles that form the foundation of lean and agile methods. While the book articulates 175 Principles of Flow, the reader is left with the task of determining how to implement the principles.
This session is a case study of the practical steps being used at Boston Scientific to get senior management buy-in and implement the Principles of Flow. We’ll talk about the principles themselves as well as things that have worked to create implementation support.
Senior leaders in corporations occupy those positions because they have a track record of success. How does one persuade such a person that the techniques they have employed to reach a position of significant responsibility are fundamentally flawed?
This session is a case study of a journey we have begun at Boston Scientific to improve our product development flow. We’ll begin by describing the situation that made change possible. We’ll talk through the sequence of conversations we had and show the graphics that had the most impact during those conversations and why an ongoing focus on the “counter-intuitive” was so important. Along the way, we’ll remind everyone of the fundamentals of queueing theory, batch sizes, and cost of delay. Finally, we’ll discuss the workstreams we have created to keep the momentum going over the long term.
Steve has over 20 years of product development and software engineering experience. He is currently a Sr. Systems Engineering Manager with Boston Scientific. Previously, he was a Software Engineering Manager in Medtronic’s Neuromodulation division. Prior to joining Medtronic he was a Chief Engineer with Eaton working to develop hydraulic hybrid vehicles. He has also worked for Emerson (Rosemount) leading a group developing industrial process control communication software and with the US Navy developing cockpit control and navigation systems. Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of St. Thomas and a Master’s degree in Software Design and Development, also from the University of St. Thomas. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP). Steve is also the author of The Great Convergence: Merging Lean, Agile, and Knowledge-based New Product Development.
3:00pm - 3:30pm
3:30pm - 4:10pm
Round 5 Breakout - Geoff Neiley
3:30pm - 4:10pm
Round 5 Breakout - Therese Costich: Doing Digital vs. Being Digital – Confronting the Biggest Roadblocks to Success
The pace of change is faster than it has ever been, and yet, today is the slowest day we will ever experience again. To survive Disruption 4.0, an organization has to ”walk the talk” in order to successfully achieve Digital Transformation. Data is a critical business asset for every organization regardless of the industry and it is exploding at an ever-increasing pace. Companies can no longer respond in a timely fashion without a paradigm shift on how they use their data better.
To be a global leader, an organization must conquer inertia by harnessing today’s enormous computing power to reduce massive amounts of data to actionable decision making at the speed of thought. The companies that will survive moving forward are those that have clarity and vision of their future; have the courage to embrace the data and leverage technology and opportunities to stay on the "offense"; be decisive in this digital disruption; and finally, be resilient to think Bigger of what is Possible.
The presentation encourages the audience to interact and discuss challenges to sustaining continuous improvement, and share why they (or their company) has experience waning, or failure, of corporate initiatives such as Lean Six Sigma, TQM, etc.
Therese Costich, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Salient Management Company, has spent more than 25 years in the Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement world, working with employees from the C-suite to front line associates, for companies including General Electric, Ford Motor, DuPont, Dominion Energies, Harris Corporation, Lenovo, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Bausch & Lomb, The TCM Group and Syracuse University. With the focus of the global world becoming smaller and data becoming bigger in every industry, Therese’s expertise with operational excellence and data analytics supports companies and tactical process improvements as well as:• Hones their approach to sustaining continuous improvement;• Brings diverse data from multiple sources together at the speed of thought; • Measures how organization’s activity creates value, quality, financial efficiency, and productivity; • Empowers employees at all levels with granular visibility and control of their resources; • Reduces cost, increases margin and profit, and improves customer satisfaction;
4:10pm - 4:20pm
4:20pm - 5:15pm
Closing Keynote - Norbert Majerus: Increasing the Speed of Product Development
5:30pm - 7:00pm
8:00am - 8:05am
Opening Thoughts - Peter Palmer, Conference Chair
8:05am - 9:00am
Opening Keynote - Sannah Vinding: The Rising Need for Product Development Speed
You can scale size, but for innovation and product development, speed is more critical.
In my keynote, I will share how speed has long been seen as an important attribute to build successful products. Join me as I share my personal journey on how to accelerate a product development process.
9:00am - 10:00am
Morning Keynote 2 - TBD
10:00am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:10am
Round 6 Breakout - John Carter
10:30am - 11:10am
Round 6 Breakout - Dantar Oosterwal: Knowledge Based Product Development at Sara Lee – Reflections 20 LPPDE conferences later
Dantar has a passion for Innovation and an enthusiasm for the improvement of Business Systems. At the intersection of these two interests, Dantar is a leader in the application of lean methods in new product development creating dramatic improvements in effectiveness and efficiency.
11:10am - 11:20am
11:20am - 12:00 Noon
Round 7 Breakout - Matt Petroski
11:20am - 12:00 Noon
Round 7 Breakout - Durward Sobek
12:00 Noon - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mini Workshops - TBD
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mini Workshop - Bob Melvin: Rapid Learning, the Dental Floss Workshop
How do you teach the principles of Lean or Knowledge Based Product Development? Why not use simple dental floss!
Join me as I take you on a journey that starts with the Customer Interest, discovers your Knowledge Gaps, and develops limit and trade-off curves through testing. Bring your pens as we will be writing A3s, or as I call them, Knowledge Briefs. Participation is expected in this fast paced two hours.My goal is to change the way you approach a project by focusing on the customer, the gaps and capturing visible knowledge in graphs.
You may also want to bring a little dental floss back home.
Bob Melvin is a Vice President of Engineering at Teledyne Marine, board member of the Lean Product & Process Development Exchange, and organizer of the Northeast Savvy Consortium. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and multiple patents. Bob directs the engineering for six product lines in three locations, San Diego, Cape Cod, and Iceland.
Since 2007 Bob has advanced their Lean development process and knowledge library, including writing the book, Knowledge Based Product Development, A Practical Guide. Bob considers himself a practical engineer, always looking for ways to improve himself and the company.
8:30am - 5:00pm
FULL-DAY Post Conference Workshop - Dantar Oosterwal: the Lean Machine 6+1
In 2003 Harley-Davidson was awarded the Outstanding Corporate Innovator award by the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) yet a short time later the same organization was able to deliver over 4 times as much innovation. Through a significant investment in production capacity, the backlog of motorcycle demand Harley-Davidson had enjoyed in the 1990’s drastically reduced. In order to generate product demand, Harley-Davidson adopted lean product development methods to their product development system powering this dramatic improvement in innovation output and demand.Not many people recognized the business significance of the article in the November 2005 issue of Easy Rider Magazine.
At a glance it was like every other article in every other bike magazine with a write-up on the latest products launches and the new model line-up for Harley-Davidson. After all, Easy Rider is not generally considered a scholarly journal. The headline of the article proclaimed in big bold print, “The Sleeping Giant Awakens”. The Sleeping Giant Awakens?
Harley-Davidson had seen 24 quarters of record sales and record profits. But these were bike guys and they were blown away by the torrent of new products flowing from the motor company. The largest introduction of new products they had ever seen.Harley-Davidson’s lean product development efforts resulted in 50% reduction in time to market and a 4-fold increase in throughput while maintaining a quality level of 98% repurchase intent. Later as the Vice President of Innovation for Sara Lee, Dantar once again applied these principles in leading the creation and implementation of Sara Lee’s global Innovation process resulting in 35% improvement in R&D efficiency and 5 fold increase in revenue from new products.
Over the years, Dantar has worked with numerous companies as an adviser, coach, and consultant to help them learn and implement these techniques. In his book Shingo Prize awarded book, ‘The Lean Machine’, Dantar shares the story from this product development transformation. In this session, he will share lessons from his learning journey as he tells his story of applying lean product development principles in a corporate environment that didn’t want to change. He will explore the complexities, the challenges, and the pitfalls associated with creating organizational change to improve the innovation process. He will also discuss key principles of ‘Knowledge based product development’ and how you can utilize them to improve any product development system to improve innovation flow, revenue growth, and profitability.
6 Keys to successful Lean Product Development that will be covered include:
• Set-Based• Visible Knowledge
• Visual Management
• Close to the Customer
• Lead with Entrepreneur System Designers
• Portfolio Cadence & Flow
These 6 key aspects to Lean Product Development and the all important connection to the business are summarized in a one page document called Lean Product Development in a nutshell and can be downloaded here: https://www.developlean.com/lean-product-development-in-a-nutshell
5 Take-aways you can expect from this session:
• What Lean Product Development is and why it is sometimes referred to as Knowledge-Based or Set-Based Product Development
• The benefits of Lean Product Development for the organization
• Key aspects of Lean Product Development which can be applied to improve product development in any organization
• Why moving lean from manufacturing upstream to product development doesn’t work
• How to apply and integrate Lean Product development to an organization
Dantar has a passion for Innovation and an enthusiasm for the improvement of Business Systems. At the intersection of these two interests, Dantar is a leader in the application of lean methods in new product development creating dramatic improvements in effectiveness and efficiency. Besides the award winning book, ‘The Lean Machine’, Dantar has also co-authored together with Durward Sobek the publication of Allan Ward’s manuscript, ‘Visible Knowledge for Flawless Design’.You can learn more at http://theleanmachine.org/ Or you can learn about Dantar’s latest initiative at DevelopLean.com Dantar holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Dantar can be contacted at; Dantar@TheLeanMachine.org
8:30am - 5:00pm
FULL-DAY Post Conference Workshop - Bob Melvin + Dan Shropshire: Develop a PD Roadmap
8:30am - 5:00pm
FULL-DAY Post Conference Workshop - Norbert Majerus +Peter Palmer: How to Boost Your LPPD Initiative
12:00 Noon - 1:00pm
- Main 2-day Conference $1795
- Pre-conference, Half-day Workshops $395
- Pre-conference, Full-day Workshops $795
- Post-conference, Full-day Tours with Workshops $795
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Jekyll Island Convention Center
75 Beachview Dr N,
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
This may be the most stunning location to ever host an LPPDE Conference. Jekyll Island provides dramatic ocean views, endless dining and shopping options, and as much activity or relaxation as you’d like before, during, and after the Summit.
Expect a little more travel time than past conferences, but you’ll understand why we chose Jekyll Island once you arrive! Brunswick’s Golden Isles Airport is the closest airport with a 20 minute commute, with Jacksonville airport approximately 60 minutes from the Island. We encourage you to rent a vehicle for you time on the Island if you choose a hotel away from the Jekyll Island Convention Center. This also allows you to explore the Island in your free time!
And because the Summit is held at the Convention Center, you can choose ANY hotel, AirB&B, VRBO, etc. on the Island.
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