lean product development

Eliminating Waste from Product Development

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-26-21

Waste is insidious. No matter what plateau of performance we are able to reach, waste creeps back into our work in often imperceptible ways. It’s not just that waste hurts our productivity and our profits, but it squeezes out good work, whether value-adding work or other worthwhile endeavors such as

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Generating Knowledge Through Lean Product Development

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-20-20

Effectively and efficiently generate knowledge through lean product development. Ask someone in product development what they produce, and they will likely say specs, tests, drawings, models, and other such artifacts. But those are only artifacts. They are manifestations of what you are truly producing, which is knowledge. Knowledge of what

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Trust in Product Development

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-06-20

What does trust have to do with product development? I have written quite a bit about product development, and also about trust (for links, see the bottom of this article). But what do they have to do with one another other than the fact that one is important and the

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Lean Product Development

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-05-20

In this video, Jamie looks at the lean product body of knowledge and what that means for your journey. Simply coming up with a solution to a problem can prevent true growth in your organization and prevent you from your true culture. Jamie will examine how to look at the

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A Few Nuggets on Lean Product Development

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-10-20

I have spent as much time on lean product development as I have on any other area over the past 10 years.  That’s largely because, for most companies, manufacturing products a little faster or cheaper is nothing compared to the overall business results delivered through a stronger product-development engine. I’ll

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Observations from the Lean Product Development Exchange

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-03-16

Last week I did a keynote for the Lean Product Development Exchange, and wanted to talk this opportunity to share some observations and learnings… • The official name is the Lean Product and Process Development Exchange. It really doesn’t seem to be about process development at all. Yes, people take

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