Training: Tweet"The Science of Lean Product Development"
Initial attempts to apply lean methods in product development simply copied behaviors that worked in manufacturing. This doesn’t work — development is a profoundly different domain. Eliminating all variability works in manufacturing; in product development it eliminates all innovation. Second Generation Lean Product Development takes a different, science-based, approach. It relies on understanding mechanisms of action and quantifying tradeoffs. It uses economics, statistics, queueing theory, and concepts from telecommunication network design. This tutorial provides an overview of the key ideas in the bestselling book “The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development.” This book has been called, “quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy.” If you want to obtain quick impact from lean methods you must understand these ideas.
Target Audience: Managers and people who control how development is done.
Prequisite: At least 5 years of experience in product development.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced