SMART Maturity Assessment consists of 56 qualitative lean practices that have to be assessed by the company based on the following five possible maturity levels:
START: No Lean practice application in Product Development Process.
MOTIVATE: Awareness of the benefit brought by the Lean practice but without a formal methodology to implement it.
APPLY: Initial application of the Lean Practices to the corporation’s PD Process following an informal method.
REVIEW: Implementation of the Lean Practice into the PD Process at specific stages following a formal method with reviewed and analyzed results.
TRANSFORMED: Full implementation of the Lean Practice into the PD Process in all the stages of the Product Development Process following a formal method.