Second Generation Lean Product Development Flow Workshop

[ Applying the Principles of Product Development ]

12 - 13 September 2016

2 Day Workshop




Second Generation Lean Product Development Flow is an intensive 2-day workshop on practical and economically justifiable approaches for applying Lean methods in Product Development. To be more precise, the initial attempts to apply lean methods were simply copied behaviours that worked in manufacturing. But, this didn't work for product development, as it was completely a different domain. Eliminating all variability works in manufacturing; eliminates all innovation in product development.

Second Generation Lean Product Development takes a different, science-based, approach. It relies on understanding mechanisms of action and quantifying trade-offs. It uses economics, statistics, queuing theory, and concepts from telecommunication network design. It focuses on proven leverage points and specific practical methods that have helped participants achieve nearly 90 percent reduction in cycle time. Fundamentally, being different from other workshops, its intense focus is on quantification, economic justification, and the use of a science-based approach for applying lean.

The two-day hands-on workshop covers process for customizing Lean process that enables rapid, high-value product development.

2 Days (16 Hours)
9 AM to 6 PM Each day (1 Hour break in between)
Donald Reinertsen
Batch Size
Max 30 Participants
Participants Profile
Intermediate or Expert
Understanding of Lean methods, 5 years of Product Development experience is desirable
Course Delivery Language
Approach of Delivery
Mix of theory & workshop session (Classroom training)
Certification Details
Attendees receive a Certificate of Participation signed by Donald Reinertsen
Accreditation Institute
Commercials & Logistics
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  • Using economic frameworks and calculating Cost of Delay
  • Managing queues using insights from queuing theory
  • Designing processes that function in presence of variability
  • Understanding the science of batch size reduction and how it enables flow
  • Using Kanban and other advanced approaches to control WIP
  • Using cadence to manage the accumulation of variance
  • Sequencing work based on economic principles (the basis of WSJF)
  • Using synchronization to lower coordination costs
  • Accelerating process feedback loops
  • Decentralizing control to deal with uncertainty
  • Examining approaches to implementation

Learning Objective

  • Develop an Economic Framework - How to quantify the financial impact of improvements in cycle time, cost, and quality?
  • Manage Queues - How to control the invisible and unmanaged queues that hurt cycle time, efficiency, and quality?
  • Understand Variability - How to reduce the economic damage done by variability while keeping the benefits of innovation?
  • Reduce Batch Size - Using batch size reduction as a tool to reduce queues and improve feedback.
  • Apply WIP Constraints - How WIP constraints and other WIP control strategies improve cycle time, efficiency and quality?
  • Control Flow - Using cadence, synchronization, and work sequencing to improve flow.
  • Use Fast Feedback - How to design feedback and control systems that make a difference?
  • Decentralize Control - Balance the advantages of centralized and decentralized control.


  • Product Leaders, Team Leaders, Product Managers, Product Owners, Program Managers, Project Managers
  • CEOs, CTOs and CXOs
  • General Managers, VPs and Directors of Product Development, and VPs of Engineering

Course Deliverables

  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation on attending Second Generation Product Development Flow workshop
  • In person 2-day training full of learning and fun.

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