Since 2015, the Lean Analytics Association and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) from Lausanne, Switzerland, have been running the Lean Product Development Best Practices Discovery Project (BPDP). We launched this research project as a response to the lack of successful industrial cases of lean thinking implementation and application in product development. Therefore, the main goal of the BPDP is to discover, document and disseminate the lean product development best practices of the most innovative companies from around the world to inspire others to start their lean journey! Fifteen companies have already shared their best practices in the two previous projects. And guess what? We are currently looking for companies interested to participate in the Best Practices Discovery Project 2017. Continue reading to find out what is in it for you and how you can join the project.
As mentioned before, our objective is to discover, document and share best practices of lean implementation and application in product development. Lean product development is an approach that goes beyond lean manufacturing, thus shifting the paradigm from waste-elimination to value-creation in the innovation process (read more about Lean Product Development).
Over these years working with different organizations, we observed that the same questions come up as soon as we touch the subject of lean product development and innovation. Also, looking at the dozens of books about Lean Product Development, the lack of industrial application is evident. However, people and companies are genuinely interested in what is happening in the world of lean product development, especially in practical industrial examples. This, together with the desire to create an open global community of lean innovation professionals, triggered our thinking on how to bridge the gap between theory and industrial application. To bring real industrial cases to the wider public with the aim to inspire and also suggest how to start this lean journey is one of our key goals. To give companies which have successfully implemented lean thinking in innovation the opportunity to shine on the global scale. To provide practitioners with an environment open to knowledge and experience exchange. We found the answer in the launch of the Lean Product Development Best Practices Discovery Project.
Now that you know the story behind the Best Practices Discovery Project, it’s time to have a look into what benefits this project can provide to you and your company:
A simple timeline of the project is outlined in the image below.
If we triggered your curiosity, then get in touch by registering your interest (use the button below). But don’t forget, the deadline is March 17th, 2017.
Become recognized among practitioners as a leader in lean product development and innovation, and register your interest in the Lean Product Development Best Practices Discovery Project 2017 today.
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* LAA average travel expenses for interviews and companies’ travel expenses to the Lean Innovation Forum 2017 apply