Lean Tools for Product Development

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Overview

Lean Tools for Product Development

Course Description

This introductory class offers a foundational understanding of the principles of lean product development (LPD). You will learn how LPD takes the principles of lean manufacturing and applies them to the product development process to streamline the development flow from concept through to project management and manufacturing readiness. You will discuss multiple LPD tool applications to build your project management tools.

Course Content

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS MAPPING

  • How to create a visual "map" of your current processes
  • How to identify areas for improvement
  • The prioritization of improvement opportunities and how to take action on those of most value
  • How to create an improved future state

APPLY PROVEN LEAN TOOLS TO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • Lean tools to projects versus ongoing operations
  • Where the waste is in product development

PROJECT TEAMS

  • How to structure teams, identify needs, and develop member roles
  • The characteristics of high performing teams
  • Team leadership

VISUAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Visual project planning (team approach)
  • Visual project execution
  • Highly efficient "stand up meetings"

RISK ASSESSMENT & MITIGATION

  • The importance of starting early
  • How to use risk management to drive development activities

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

  • Rapid learning cycles
  • Cost optimization - value engineering
  • Design review and feeeze processes
Requirements & Materials
Materials

Provided

  • Copy of the slides and case study exercise materials

Session Details

  • Register two or more people from your organization and receive a 10% group discount. Enter the coupon code MULTI at checkout. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for project managers; professionals preparing to transition into a new career in project management; professionals charged with managing large, complex projects; and seasoned project managers interested in refreshing their skills while earning Project Management Institute-approved product development processes.

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What You Will Learn

  • Application of basic process mapping skills to product development
  • How to bring clarity and continuous improvement to the development process
  • A consistent, phased project management approach
  • The importance of integrated project development teams and how to setup and manage high functioning teams for large and small projects
  • Visual project planning and execution
  • Risk assessment/mitigation tools and methodology
  • Product development tools
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How You Will Benefit

  • Reduce your time to market through lean product development tools and principles.
  • Streamline your product development process to make it more productive.
  • Understand what waste is during the product development process and how to eliminate it.
  • Develop better communication among your departments through integrated product development team efforts.
  • Prioritize your projects for maximum throughput.
  • Understand how design for manufacturability can slash your production costs.
  • Reduce your development review meeting load and make them shorter and more effective.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
President

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