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
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.
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Vice President Product Development, FMC Technologies
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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.
Effective milestones are an important part of a company’s development process, especially in today’s era of team-based sprints and stand-ups. ...
Lecturer, Department of Business
Business Editor, Lean Enterprise Institute
Cam Ford is an editor, writer, and content manager at the Lean Enterprise Institute, as well as the managing editor of LEI's blog, The Lean Post. He is a journalist by education and a marketer by trade, and blends these two very different types of communication together to oversee the stream of content for LEI's online publications. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Many of the principles of lean product and process development (LPPD) can seem counterproductive at first glance. For example, what ...