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What is Lean Product Development?

Innovation Roundtable

September 4, 2007: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lean product development principles and practices place customer value at the center of the development process, including front-loading the understanding of the customer in a way that increases success and reduces risk. Ms. Sutton will provide an overview of Lean Product Development and Toyota’s Development Process. She will describe the varieties of approaches that call themselves Lean Product Development as well as what needs to be different in product development from lean manufacturing and lean enterprise approaches and tools.

Where

Gleacher
Room 100
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:http://www.chicagogsb.edu/visit/gleacher/gleachermap.pdf

Event Details

Lean product development principles and practices place customer value at the center of the development process, including front-loading the understanding of the customer in a way that increase success and reduces risk. The Toyota product development system (TPDS) is aligned with but significantly different from Toyota’s better known lean manufacturing systems. It focuses on sound problem solving practices that support a few core principles. TPDS uses mostly different tools than lean manufacturing, emphasizing creating value and sharing knowledge rather than waste reduction. Ms. Sutton will provide an overview of Lean Product Development and Toyota’s Development Process. She will describe the varieties of approaches that call themselves Lean Product Development, as well as how they differ from lean manufacturing and lean enterprise approaches and tools as well as how you can start to apply lean product development. For an overview of the landscape of Lean Product Development, see the Visions Magazine June 2007 article by Katherine Radeka and Tricia Sutton on “What is Lean about Product Development” at http://pdma.org/visions/june07/npd-trend.php.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 9/4/2007

Program

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation

8:00 PM-8:15 PM: Q & A

8:15 PM-9:00 PM: Networking Midway Club

Speaker Profiles

Tricia Sutton (Speaker)
M.Sc., MBA, PMP, NPDP, Sutton Enterprises
http://suttonenterprises.com

Ms. Sutton is an accomplished, highly motivated, innovative leader and manager with over 20 years diverse expertise in Program and Project Management, Business Process and Program Design, and New Product Development. She founded Sutton Enterprises, which focuses on helping organizations apply lean principles to increase effectiveness & innovation. She holds a B.S. from Beloit College, a M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Ms. Sutton received the YWCA Women of Achievement Award and the LUCI Women in Business Award for Manufacturing/Corporate. Ms. Sutton is active in professional associations, including PMI, PDMA, and AME and a contributing editor for Visions Magazine.

Questions

Bhavini Shah 

630.802.6409

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