Mastering Lean Product Development Programme

The phenomenal rate of change and pace of innovation dictates that companies must continuously deliver value to customers or risk falling behind the competition. Are you facing challenges with your new-product objectives? If so, now is the time to power-up your innovation process. Sign up to Mastering Lean Product Development and avail of grant support on the programme fees.

Dates, Format and CPD Accreditation

Our Autumn 2021 Mastering Lean Product Development programme will be a fully online interactive experience. It will take place using Zoom over 7 days (9am to 1pm for first 6 days, 9am to 3.30pm on day 7).  It will run on Tuesdays – 5th, 12th & 19th Oct and 2nd, 9th, 16th & 30th November.  This programme qualifies for CPD hours which can be credited with your professional association (more).

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Why this Programme?

It will introduce 4 game changers to rethink your new product development process, whatever your sector.
1. A front-end discovery framework to support the identification and selection of winning ideas for your business and customers.
2. Techniques to maximise your valuable R&D resources to successfully design, develop and deliver significantly greater customer value and financial returns.
3. Guidance on governance and product development events to accelerate your new product development pipeline, delivering up to 30% faster time to market.
4. A team with a changing mindset, approach to issues and problems, habits and behaviours that over time will reinvigorate the culture within your business.

Team Based

We recommend that companies join as a team of 2-4 people to ensure what is learned gets applied and disseminated across the business. This LPD approach can be easily scaled according to your company size and is being implemented in companies of all sizes and sectors.

Options & Costs – members only

  • Option 1 – Programme only: Team of 2 to 4 people – cost of €950 per person.
  • Option 2 – Programme + EXTRA 3 days In-company implementation support. Apply to EI, IDA or Údarás for funding support (up to €5000) subject to approval.

Get in touch with us to understand the options in more detail.


The programme will be led by Sean McNulty, Pat Lawlor and Shane Hughes.  See their details here.

Why Lean Product Development?

Testimonials & Member Stories

See CBE, Silver Pail Dairy & Excelsys Technologies talk about their experience of the Lean Product Development programme and its application in house.

Indigenous SME – SaaS company: “We found the IRDG Lean Product Development course very worthwhile, it helped us formalise our new product discovery process and truly understand the value that we are generating for our customers. It gives you a framework for focusing on the value-added elements of your product development process and shorten the time to market”.
James Greevy, Head of Product, Herdwatch

Indigenous SME – Industrial Products: “Very interesting programme, a lot of exercises helping you to figure out all the methods and how to use them. A lot of tips how to do product development more effectively – would expect every company being able to find something useful for them, no matter where they are in the Lean Journey”.
Tatiana Brantseva, PhD, Technical Development and Research and Development Manager, Kelly Bros

Multinational Company – Healthcare: “A team of people from our company participated in the Mastering LPD programme, with the viewpoint that we wanted to gain different perspectives and learnings from it as individuals that we could later bring together as a team focused on improving our own internal Product Development Process. Personally, I found the program to be very effective in achieving that original objective, the structure of the sessions with a mix of theory, anecdotes and personal experiences from the course leaders worked quite well. Particularly enjoyable was being put into groups with other companies where you picked up different ideas, approaches and perspectives outside of your own ‘company think’. I would highly recommend it to any company who are serious about bringing changes to their product development processes”.
DP Morrin, Director, Innovation Insights, Transitions Optical Ltd.

Further information

Contact Bernie McGahon ( or Mary Byrne ( with any enquiries or bookings.

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