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MIT Lean Product Development Survey

First off — new job posting on the Lean Board, an internal Lean consultant role with the State of Oregon Department of Human Services (link here). You can read the posting without registering. If you have your own jobs or resume to post, registration is required.

Now to the main topic:

I got an email from the Lean Advancement Initiative about a survey they are conducting about Lean in product development. They said I could share the survey link here for those who are interested:

From their survey description:

I would like to draw your attention to an ongoing international research study, “Efficient Introduction of Lean in Product Development.” The study is part of a collaboration between the Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Institute for Manufacturing and Operations Research (IFU) of the Technical University of Braunschweig.

The goal of the survey is to investigate how lean principles can be implemented in product development systems to maximize the probability of implementation success and develop a lean product innovation process.

Each person participating in the study by 15 March will receive a written report by July 2009 outlining the results and giving insights derived from analysis of the survey data on how to implement lean product development most efficiently.

Completing the online survey will require 20 to 30 minutes. We would appreciate if you could participate in the study or help to distribute this information to other persons in your company working in the field of product development.

Of course, all the information collected in the survey is treated as highly confidential and individual participants will not be identified.

I hope you’ll consider supporting this MIT initiative.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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3 Comments on "MIT Lean Product Development Survey"

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  1. rearden215 says:

    Mark, I have a really difficult time in applying the serial nature of lean thinking to the omni-directional and time independent backdrop of innovation.

  2. Pandharinath says:

    Hi Mark
    I am also doing same reserch on lean implimatation in automobile product developmet. can you share the research quationary.
    thanking you

  3. Mark Graban

    Pandharinath – it wasn’t my research, so I don’t have anything to share with you. Sorry.

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