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Sunnyvale, California CA

Lean Product Development:
Dramatically Accelerating your Development Process

Meet Ron Mascitelli, President of Technology Perspectives and well-known author on Lean Design.

Despite an increasing need for speed and efficiency, much of the effort expended by product development teams is often unnecessary and potentially wasteful. In many cases, only one or two hours of a team member's work day is actually spent directly creating value for their customers. This presentation will describe how the waste-eliminating, "lean principles" of Toyota Motor Company and other leading-edge firms have yielded practical tools for slashing waste and increasing speed and efficiency for any product development process. Firms that have embraced lean product development have reported up to 50 percent reduction in launch schedules, dramatic improvements in gross margin, and enhanced customer satisfaction.

* A method for prioritizing new product opportunities.
* A tool for ensuring feasibility and minimizing risk for new products
* A flexible method for ensuring efficient team communication.
* A quick and simple technique for finding solutions to wasteful situations.

Ronald Mascitelli, is Founder/President of Technology Perspectives, a recognized leader project mgmt/product development emphasizing eliminating waste, maximizing team productivity, and enhancing profitability. He has created training and deployment programs for Lockheed-Martin, Boston Scientific, Adidas, Intel, Boeing, Parker-Hannifin and Rockwell Automation / Allen-Bradley. He served as Senior Scientist and Director of Research and Development for Hughes Electronics/Santa Barbara Research Center, has published over twenty papers and technical articles and is a contributing author for IEEE's Technology Management Handbook. Author of four books including The Lean Product Development Guidebook. MS Solid State Physics from UCLA and BA Physics / Applied Mathematics from Cal State Fullerton.

$10 for members, $25 for non-members.

Official Website: http://pdma.org/events_detail.cfm?pk_event=135

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