Will Evans is a world recognized expert in Lean Software, LeanUX, and Lean Startup to global corporations from NYC to Berlin to Singapore. Mr. Evans was previously the Managing Director of TLCLabs, the world's leading Lean Design Innovation consultancy where he has brought Lean Startup, LeanUX, and Design Thinking to large media, finance, and healthcare companies. Will is also the Design Thinker-in-Residence at NYU Stern's Berkley Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he lectures and consults on Design Thinking, Lean UX, and Lean Startup methodologies.
Before TLC, he led experience design and research for TheLadders in NYC. He has over 15 years industry experience in design innovation, user experience strategy and research. His roles include directing UX for social network analytics & terrorism modeling at AIR Worldwide, UX Architect for social media site Gather.com, and UX Architect for travel search engine Kayak.com. He worked at Lotus/IBM where he was the senior information architect, and for Curl - a DARPA-funded MIT project when he was at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.
Many organizations face the challenge of balancing the exploitation of their existing business model and value streams with exploring potentially new value streams. To do that, many have sought me out to bring a combination of design thinking, product design, and Lean Thinking.
John Drogosz is a product and process development coach at the Lean Enterprise Institute. John has over 20 years of lean manufacturing, product development and above shop floor experience. As Vice President at Liker Lean Advisors, he has led lean transformations in a number of companies across various industries, including Northrop Grumman, Johnson Controls, Areva, Peugeot-Citroen, Tenneco, Johnson Controls, Eaton, Hertz, Schlumberger, Harley-Davidson, Embraer and Caterpillar.
Dr. Drogosz currently teaches classes in LPPD and lean manufacturing for the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He is a contributor to the book Toyota Product Development System by James Morgan and Jeffrey Liker, as well as Liker’s book The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement.
In the past he held a management role in enterprise-wide lean implementation at Delphi Automotive and worked through John Shook’s TWI Network. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s and Ph.D in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.
In my travels I have coached many teams through the obeya process and have seen that while each team’s journey ...
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LPPD Senior Advisor, Lean Enterprise Institute
Jim Morgan is Senior Advisor for Product and Process Development at The Lean Enterprise Institute and lead coach for LEI's LPPD Learning Group. Dr. Morgan was Director, Global Body Exterior, Safety, and SBU Engineering at Ford Motor Company during the product-led revitalization under CEO, Alan Mulally. Prior to Ford, he was Vice President at TDM, a tier one, global automotive supplier of engineering services, prototypes, tools, and low volume parts and assemblies. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is co-author of The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process, and Technology and has developed and taught graduate courses on lean manufacturing and product development.
I was dreading the next eight weeks. Multiple surgeries at the University of Michigan Cancer Center had finally rid me ...
Timothy Schipper works in the LEAN Management Office for Steelcase, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, where he coaches leadership and teams in lean product design, lean management systems, and business transformations. He is co-author of Innovative Lean Development: How to Create, Implement, and Maintain a Learning Culture, which explores how rapid learning cycles, knowledge management, and other lean techniques apply to product development. His articles have appeared in AME Target magazine and he is a frequent speaker at conferences on lean, innovation, and leadership.
Timothy, who has led lean transformations in manufacturing, IT, product development, and service organizations, serves on the board of the nonprofit Lean Product and Process Exchange, Inc. He helps other businesses apply lean concepts through his company Lean Inspirations. His teaching experience includes positions in the engineering department at Calvin College and in The Ohio State University Fischer College of Business’s MBOE Lean Leadership program. His 30-year career also includes time as a tool designer, CAD specialist, senior product engineer, and IT manager. He holds a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Science. You can follow him at his blog or on Twitter @LeanInspirations.
The role of the leadership in product development (PD) is to foster an environment that will help the organization change ...
Vice President, NCI
Gavin Martin has 23 years experience driving excellence in large federal IT programs. He is recognized for delivering measurable results by maximizing efficiency through the improvement of processes, organizational change initiatives, innovative IT investment strategies, and proactive portfolio management. Gavin has adapted commercial-sector best practices to the unique challenges of the Federal agency setting and integrated techniques to maximize productivity and manage risk, while building a culture of transparency and collaboration with client teams. Previously, Gavin was a Technical Delivery Manager for the Appian Corporation and a geospatial business intelligence practice lead for the Johnston McLamb company. He started his career as a database developer and supported such clients as the Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Postal Service. He holds a BA in Decision Sciences from Miami University.
Government is comprised of independent programs that by their very organization inhibit efficient value streams. Where I’ve assisted in IT, ...
Author, LEI Faculty Member
Steve Bell is author of Run Grow Transform and Lean Enterprise Systems (the first publication to use the term "Lean IT") and coauthor of Lean IT, which earned the 2011 Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence research award. He is an LEI faculty member and is a frequent technology and innovation speaker and workshop presenter at Lean Global Network events. He travels worldwide, coaching, speaking, leading workshops and gemba walks, and advising clients on Lean IT strategy. Steve is the co-founder of Lean4NGO whose mission is to help make lean thinking accessible to humanitarian aid organizations.
At the fourth annual Lean IT Summit on October 17 in Paris, Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum, presented a fascinating ...
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What’s a good “small step” to start off my LPPD transformation? Visual management (VM) is a great place to start ...
KBD Practice Leader, Honeywell
Ramakrishnan Raman is KBD Practice Leader - HTS Global (China, Czech, India) at Honeywell. He brings (17+years) in working with senior customers and stakeholders, applying thought leadership on engineering, strategic & operational dimensions. Raman has worked as a Lead Systems Engineer & Architect for the design and development of many complex systems globally, working with geographically distributed teams. Raman has championed many organizational initiatives & transformational programs – including Knowledge Based Development / Lean Product Development, Core Platforms/ Reuse Engineering and Systems Engineering Competency Development, making significants impact on product development cycle time & market responsiveness. He is the recipient of the 2010 HTS Annual Leadership Excellence Award.
In manufacturing, Lean is about ensuring efficient flow, from raw materials to finished products. When is flow efficient? When value creation happens, and when value is created unhampered continuously