Lean Product Development: An efficient approach to NPD

IRDG’s Lean Product Development (LPD) programme is a unique approach. Designed for an Irish audience by our expert team, in collaboration with Ron Mascitelli (global LPD thought-leader), it integrates practical tools and techniques of innovation and Lean Product Development into a set of events that can be applied safely into any existing Stage Gate or Agile process, in any sector.

The pace of change in today’s markets dictate that companies must take a broader lens at the process on how they deliver value to customers or risk falling behind the competition. Efficiently and effectively developing those value-added products, services and solutions requires robust processes for R&D and innovation. One that can cope with the degree of unknowns, uncertainties and undefined requirements of the main users, consumers, customers and stakeholders.

Addressing topics such as front-end discovery, culture & behaviours, project management, resource management, risk management and knowledge sharing, this approach will introduce game changers into your existing process:

1. Big Change: a front-end discovery framework to support the identification and selection of winning ideas for your business and customers.

2. Big Change: techniques to maximise your valuable R&D resources to successfully design, develop and deliver significantly greater customer value and financial returns.

3. Big Change: guidance on key aspects such as governance and product development events to accelerate your new product development pipeline, delivering up to 30% faster time to market.

4. Big Change: a team with a changing mindset, approach to issues and problems, habits and behaviours that over time will reinvigorate the culture within your business.

The LPD approach can easily be scaled to your company’s size and is being implemented in companies of all sizes and sectors. Approved for funding support by Enterprise Ireland, Údarás na Gaeltachta and IDA Ireland, this practical & proven programme is already adding real value for companies. If you are looking to build a structured new development process, to critique and improve an existing process or to train development teams on best practices, this programme is for you.

Companies can participate in a programme with us, or engage us to do in-house work in this area. Get in touch if you would like to hear more.

Contact Bernie McGahon, Research & Innovation Services Manager if you would like further information on IRDG’s supports in this area.

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