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Where lean product development experts and practitioners share their stories.

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19 Sep 2018
Terry Barnhart
September 19, 2018

Failing Fast - Learning Fast

The idea of "Fail fast" is that many of our ideas will not work, therefore the faster we rip through them, the faster we get to success. Great. But this approach is essentially doing what we do now (only better). Did we ever try to do something we thought would fail? Not so much. We always take the ...
18 Jul 2018
Charlie Baker
July 18, 2018

“Seeing” waste in Product Development: Knowledge Management

In my experience, a holistic view of waste in product development must include knowledge management – the ability of the organization to retain and apply knowledge once it was acquired the first time. Put another way, any mistake that has been made more than once by an organization is a failure of ...
01 Jul 2018
Bob Melvin
July 01, 2018

Wright Brothers Eliminate Knowledge Gaps

It has been said that the Wright Brothers were one of the original practitioners of knowledge based development. In fact, the museum listed their three knowledge gaps (Lift, Power, and Control). They started with kites, then gliders, then a wind tunnel, more gliders, and once they were confident the...
20 Mar 2018
25 Aug 2017
Göran Gustafsson
August 25, 2017

Do you say what you mean?

In product development it is not only crucial to really understand the problem to solve, that is, to find the root cause. It is equally important how to formulate the problem. What we say and write reflects our thinking. Conversely, our thinking is influenced by what we hear and read. If we want to ...
06 Aug 2017
Ron Marsiglio
August 06, 2017

Why do you add avoidable risk to your product development?

There are always nice-to-have features, new technology and breakthrough ideas in new product development. In fact, new products are usually littered with unnecessary and avoidable risk. One high profile example was an all new wide body, mostly carbon fiber, aircraft. One feature of the plane was add...
08 Jul 2017
Suzanne van Egmond
July 08, 2017

Accelerate Innovation by going slower?

When I reflect on the conference theme of LPPDE North America 2017 in San Jose: Accelerating Innovation, an apparently counter intuitive insight comes to my mind. To accelerate innovation you need to slow down. Wow! How can that be done? When I work slower I cannot be faster to market, can I?...
06 May 2016
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