What do Ford Motor Company, Steelcase, Scania, Goodyear, Novo Nordisk, and Philips Electronics have in common? They all need to get their best ideas to market as fast as possible. They need to achieve the mastery of innovation.
When these companies needed to accelerate time-to-market, get more new products to customers, and improve their ROI from investments in R&D, they turned to Lean Product Development to help them master the process of innovation. By adapting Lean ideas to their specific product development challenges, they learned how to focus innovation on the problems that would maximize customer and business value, and deliver on their best ideas.
The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development describes the experiences of 19 companies that have achieved significant results from Lean Product Development. Their stories show that Lean Product Development delivers results:
The diverse set of North American and European case studies in this book range from very small product development organizations (three engineers) to very large (more than 10,000). Some of the industries represented include automotive, medical devices, industrial products, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, scientific instruments, and aerospace.
These companies have generously shared their knowledge about Lean Product Development to help you get your best ideas to market faster.
LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: THE MASTERY OF INNOVATION
Lean Product Development: The Mastery of Innovation
Value and Waste in Product Development
The Lean Product Development Benchmarking Study
THE PIONEERS OF LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
DJO Global: The Fundamentals of Lean Product Development
Scania Technical Centre: A Pioneering Lean Product Development Champion
LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TO MAKE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS
Buckeye Technologies: Lean Tools for Strategic Alignment
Steelcase: Go-and-See New Customers to Open New Markets
Philips: Comprehensive Lean Scheduling
LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TO MAKE PRODUCTS BETTER, FASTER, CHEAPER
Novo Nordisk: Metrics to Drive Change
Visteon: Knowledge at the Engineer’s Fingertips
A-dec: Project Chiefs to Speed Decision Making
LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TRANSFORMATION
Nielsen-Kellerman: Just Start Somewhere
Lean Product Development at Nielsen Kellerman
Inefficient Meetings: Visual Project Planning
Knowledge Capture and Retrieval: The Knowledge Library
Nielsen-Kellerman’s Product Development Process
Systematic Problem Solving to Solve Technical Problems
Vaisala: From Pilot Projects to Global Transformation
Playworld Systems: How to Cut Time to Market in Half—Twice
THE PATH OF INNOVATION MASTERY
The Path of Mastery: How to Begin with Lean Product Development
Katherine Radeka has a rare combination of business acumen, scientific depth, and the ability to untangle the organizational knots and remove the barriers to change. In the past seven years, her consulting firm, Whittier Consulting Group, Inc., has engaged with clients such as Steelcase, Hewlett- Packard, and more than 50 other leading organizations.
In 2010 and 2011, Katherine conducted the Lean Product Development Benchmarking Study to document Lean Product Development practices at more than 60 companies in North America and Europe. In 2005, she logged more than 11,000 miles driving around the country to research how the best companies got more ROI from product development. In 2007, she co-founded the Lean Product & Process Development Exchange, a nonprofit organization to promote the use of Lean Thinking to improve ROI from product development.
Katherine has climbed seven of the tallest peaks in the Cascade Mountains and spent 10 days alone on the Pacific Crest Trail until an encounter with a bear convinced her that she needed a change in strategic direction.