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Training Workshops Available to Businesses and the Public

One of the best ways to gain a broad understanding of the benefits and potential of Lean Product Development is to hold a training workshop at your facility. In addition to occasional public workshops that we hold throughout the year, we offer the opportunity to bring the learning directly to your teams and management. This option allows us to customize the breadth, topics, and duration of the training to meet your unique needs, and focus the discussion and workshop exercises on your specific products and markets. Several typical formats for broad LPD training are described below, but we can accommodate any level of audience and time constraint you might have. Note that beyond this option for high-level training, we also offer a comprehensive series of deep-dive LPD Events that enable your organization to move forward with a successful Lean Product Development improvement initiative.

Some typical LPD workshop formats include:

  • Lean Product Development Executive Overview
  • Mastering Lean Product Development Workshop
  • Lean Product Development Train-the-Trainer Workshop
  • Webcast / Video-Conference LPD Training


Lean Product Development Executive Overview Diagram

Lean Product Development Executive Overview

Facilitated by Ron Mascitelli, PMP

Typical Duration: One hour to one day.

Recommended Attendees: Mid- to high-level managers and executives from all development related functions, plus other key stakeholders.

Key Goals: Awareness and high-level understanding of the benefits of LPD tools and methods, and how the integrated LPD framework can be customized to synergize with any existing new product development process.

This presentation format is designed to provide a brief, high-level overview of the benefits and opportunities that Lean Product Development can provide. The target audience is typically mid- to high-level managers and executives, along with other key stakeholders. This is not intended to be an applied learning session, but rather is focused on how LPD can work within your firm to deliver faster time-to-market, higher value products, and optimal cost and quality.



Mastering Lean Product Development Workshop

Facilitated by Ron Mascitelli, PMP

Typical Duration: Two to three days.

Recommended Attendees: Working-level team members from all development-related functions, team leaders, improvement champions, and other key contributors.

Key Goals: Awareness and understanding of best-in-class LPD tools and methods, customized to your firm's specific products, markets and improvement needs.

Mastering Lean Product Development Workshop Diagram

This format represents your best opportunity to achieve a broad and applied understanding of Lean Product Development tools, methods, and integrated process framework. Although the agenda can be customized to your needs, typically this highly interactive workshop is intended to expose the audience to the full spectrum of LPD, from initial opportunity assessment and business-case development, through to commercialization. The target audience includes development team members and team leaders / project managers, along with mid- to high-level managers of all functions involved in new product development within your firm.  Lecture and discussion are punctuated with applied exercises that give the audience an opportunity to experience some of the key LPD tools, and see how they work when applied to real products.  



Lean Product Development Train-the-Trainer Workshop Diagram

Lean Product Development Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Facilitated by Ron Mascitelli, PMP

Typical Duration: Three days.

Recommended Attendees: Improvement champions, candidates for internal training and coaching of your firm's customized LPD improvement program, other observers.

Key Goals: Deep understanding of selected LPD tools and methods, and the ability to coach and train real-world teams and team leaders as part of your firm's LPD deployment strategy.

Once your firm has developed a practical plan for LPD implementation, a next critical step is to internalize this knowledge and create an infrastructure for broad deployment and ongoing improvement. The LPD train-the-trainer workshop is intended to build this internal competency through immersive exposure to specific tools and methods that your firm has selected for initial LPD roll-out. The target audience includes selected individuals who will become internal trainers, coaches and facilitators, along with supporting managers from critical product development functions. The format includes "learn-and-do" exercises, intensive interaction and Q&A, along with suggestions on the best ways to perform pilot tests of new methods, and tips on troubleshooting initial difficulties as they may arise.



Webcast / Video Conference LPD Training

Facilitated by Ron Mascitelli, PMP

Typical Duration: Variable - typically two-hour sessions work well.

Recommended Attendees: Working-level team members from all development related functions, team leaders, improvement champions, other key contributors and stakeholders

Key Goals: Awareness and understanding of best-in-class LPD tools and methods, customized to your firm's specific products, markets and improvement needs.

Webcast / Video Conference LPD Training

This is an excellent option for firms that employ virtual teams (development teams that are separated by geography and time zone), as well as for any multi-site firm that desires broad exposure to LPD within their organization. The content and duration of on-line sessions is fully customizable to your needs, and can be used either to provide an executive-level overview, or to delve into key topics in greater detail. Your firm can also choose to record web-based training sessions for future use as your LPD improvement initiative moves forward.