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  • Failure Is Not An Option…

    …it is Mandatory! I tell my kids that if they haven’t failed then they aren’t learning.  Because if you succeed the first time all the time, then you are only applying what you already know. Where has that gone in the business world?  Companies can’t be afraid t...

    Tags: Leadership, Learning, Uncategorized, Continuous Improvement, Failure, Product Development

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  • Internet of Things: The Impact on Innovation

    An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Arena Solutions Webinar Details Date & Time:  ...

    Tags: Automation, Digital Tools, Emerging Technologies, Maintenance, Product Development, Planning & Forecasting, Research & Development, Information Technology, Supplier Relationships, Systems Integration, Webinars

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  • 80 points + Alpha

    “A good movie is three good scenes, no bad scenes,” once quipped Howard Hawks. The Corolla’s first Chief Engineer established the doctrine of “80 points + alpha.” The idea is that, in developing a new products there are 80 points that must be achieved, can’t f...

    Tags: Product Development, product manager

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  • Take Your Product Testing to the Extreme

    Many of the principles of lean product and process development can seem counterproductive at first glance. For example, what if someone told you that the best way to see if a product will truly work...is to break it? That's exactly what Professor Larry Navarre of Kettering University tells his st...

    Tags: experimentation, lean manufacturing, process improvement, product design, Product Development

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  • Scaling Lean Product Management for Better Innovation

    Can you truly predict a customers’ reaction to a new innovative product and then scale the success of the product? Lean practitioners say you can, if you measure the right metrics, interpret them correctly, and focus on the problem and the uncertainties that arise. Continue reading → ...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, People & Skills, Processes & Tools, Product Innovation, lean, lean startup, Product Development, Product Management

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  • The Crucible of Innovation

    Innovation is key to a successful successful development project, we always read. But innovation is a fickle term that gets tossed around like a coin. Jim Morgan prefers putting his faith in design reviews to serve as his projects' heartbeat - read more to learn about design reviews and what you ...

    Tags: Innovation, Design Thinking, lean manufacturing, Product Development, product design

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  • How to develop the product your customers want

    OPINION – When it comes to lean product development, it doesn’t matter whether you are making wine or motorcycles. Success comes from our ability to tell a story that engages our customers and a product they would line up for. (...) Original: http://planet-lean.com/how-to-develop-...

    Tags: Product Development, product design, Customer Focus

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  • Dan Jones on lean as a strategy to create better products

    FEATURE – This powerful article explains why we should place learning at the heart of our lean strategy to build better products – something Toyota has always done – and how management fits in the picture. (...) Original: http://planet-lean.com/dan-jones-on-lean-as-a-strateg...

    Tags: lean strategies, Product Development

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  • Durward Sobek shares a few valuable insights on LPPD

    90-SECOND Q&A – At a recent summit, our editor Roberto Priolo sat down with Durward Sobek to discuss design thinking, obstacles to the application of lean in product and process development, and why LPPD in services is a bit different. (...) Original: http://planet-lean.com/durward-...

    Tags: Design Thinking, Product Development

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  • Why Yoda Was Wrong

    Aspects of lean can be found almost anywhere - even in a galaxy far, far away. Inspired by a new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film "Rogue One," Aaron Hunt uses a lean mindset to debunk a very famous quote from the original trilogy. (...) Original: http://www.lean.org/lp/624 By: Aar...

    Tags: experimentation, Lean Transformation Model, kaizen, Product Development

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