Innovative Lean Development: How to Create, Implement and Maintain a Learning Culture Using Fast Learning Cycles

By Timothy H. Schipper and Mark D. Swets

Published by Productivity Press in 2009

Authored by two experts in lean, this manual shows how the lean approach can be very effective with those businesses that are innovation-based in terms of product development. This text acts as a template for starting and maintaining the lean process. To this end, the authors, focus on the six key areas necessary for dramatic development: innovation, rapid prototyping, knowledge capture, learning cycles, process stabilization and lean management standards. With explanations and examples, the book shows how to establish, promote, and maintain these principles in an organization in a way that allows creative thinking and practice to converge.