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Where lean product development experts and practitioners share their stories.

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29 Jul 2018
John Carter
July 29, 2018

System Level Product Development - Waterfall or Agile? Do Both!

The myths about Agile generally come from two groups. The first, and high in number, are the Agilists who have almost a religious view of ‘Capital A’ Agile. The second group is comprised of more tenured hardware engineers and their managers. They are both wrong, but for different reasons. ...
18 Jul 2018
Janne Lundberg
July 18, 2018

Two Dominant problems in Innovation – How to Revitalize Innovation

In my daily work, improving innovation in globally leading companies, I experience two dominant problem areas –innovation level decreasing and overloading of innovation resources. These seem to be systemic and my thinking is that they are based on some ‘traps’: companies driving themselves into more...
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,...
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...
16 Jul 2017
Bella Englebach
July 16, 2017

The value of learning from other companies at LPPDE

I’ve been attending the Lean Product and Process Development Exchange conference for several years now. I attended the first LPPDE in Denver in 2008, and while I haven’t had “perfect attendance,” I’ve made quite a few of the exchanges, in North America and in Europe. That first conference was chall...
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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