Monday, July 4, 2011

Lean Business Lunch with Don Reinertsen

"I believe that the dominant paradigm for managing product development is fundamentally wrong. It is as wrong as we were in manufacturing, before the Japanese unlocked the secret of lean manufacturing. I believe that a new paradigm is emerging, one that challenges the current orthodoxy of product development. I want to help accelerate the adoption of this new approach. I believe I can do this by helping people understand it."

For the last 30 years Don Reinertsen has focused on creating fundamental changes in the way organizations manage product development.  His 1997 book, Managing the Design Factory: A Product Developer's Toolkit, was the first book to describe in detail how the principles of Just-in-Time manufacturing could be applied to product development.

Don recently published 'Second Generation Lean Product Development' and will be speak about it at the first meeting of the newly formed Zurich chapter of the Limited WIP Society.

Don will focus on which lean methods that are actually producing benefits in product development, how they are correctly adapted to the product development domain, and how they improve performance. He will also discuss areas where classic manufacturing lean methods are inadequate, and where you can find more advanced concepts

And you can learn about the Limited WIP Society.

Mo, 18 Jul 2011, 11:30 AM
End time:
Mo, 18 Jul 2011, 02:00 PM
Restaurant Emilio
Zweierstrasse 9
8004 Zürich
There is no fee for the event, but everyone pays their own lunch.


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