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Where lean product development experts and practitioners share their stories.

Improvement Success


23 Jun 2020
Peter Palmer
June 23, 2020

Using the LAMDA cycle to create value for customers

Allen Ward describes the model in his excellent little book titled The Lean Development Skills Book from 2002. You could say it´s a variant of PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) more suited for Product Development. It is simple and ingenious....
16 Apr 2020
Matt Albin
April 16, 2020

What can the response to the pandemic teach us about developing products faster?

As I sit here during our “stay-at-home order” I find myself reflecting on how companies are responding to the pandemic. Many companies are quickly reworking their supply chains and manufacturing process to support new customer requirements, sometimes completely different, compared to what they have...
25 Aug 2019
Terry Barnhart
August 25, 2019

Culture, and why we care.

Raised as a scientist, and transformed through Lean, my work over the past few years has focused on culture. This journey from scientist to “culture guy” has reinforced some interesting observations along the way, the most interesting one to date is this: You already know what a GREAT organization...
11 Jul 2019
08 May 2019
Penny Cloft
May 08, 2019

Success is Assured – Transforming Your Product Development Process

Does your company have a continuous improvement strategy for your business and technical processes? Do you use metrics to encourage/measure the usage of lean tools like, K-Briefs, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Gemba, Standard Work, Plan Do Check Act. The obvious next question is are you seeing the resu...
24 Apr 2019
John Carter
April 24, 2019

AI & Machine Learning: Enhancing Products and Process Today!

AI and Machine Learning (AI/ML) are now a substantial part of new products across industries – yes including those outside of the consumer internet. AI/ML is helping startups and established firms alike create new product categories. But it is equally helpful on the process side, enhancing program m...
10 Apr 2018
15 Sep 2017
Norbert Majerus
September 15, 2017

The Importance of Structure in Innovation

In the early parts of this century, Lean, especially lean-sigma came under intense criticism: An article in the Forbes magazine (Norbert Majerus, Lean-Driven Innovation, CRC Press, 2015) documented results, mainly from 3M,...
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