Second Generation
Lean Product Development Workshop

Applying the Principles of Product Development

Donald Reinertsen (Author of "The Principles of Product Development Flow", "Managing the Design Factory" & "Developing Products in Half the Time")


This class is an intensive two-day workshop on practical and economically justifiable approaches for applying Lean methods in Product development. Through experimental exercises, lectures and facilitated Q&A you will get insightful approaches to enable excellence and get clarity on typical product development pitfalls.

Lean methods have been used for over 50 years in production processes, producing huge economic benefits. They are based on many principles that are transferable to product development. These methods are the only practical ways to simultaneously achieve large improvements in the speed, quality, and the cost of product development.

Using lean methods in product development requires insights. Certain methods that work in Lean Manufacturing are toxic in a product development environment. If we try to eliminate all variability we will, as an unfortunate side effect, eliminate all innovation.

Course Duration

2 Days (16 Hours)


9:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day (1 hour break in between)

Batch Size

Up to 30 Participants

Approach of Delivery

Mix of theory & workshop sessions (Classroom Training)

Course Delivery Language



Understanding of Lean Techniques, 5 years of Product Development experience desirable

Participants Profile

Intermediate, Expert

Commercials & Logistics

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Accreditation Institute


Certification Details

Attending the class offers a Certificate of Participation on ‘Product Development Flow’ signed by Donald Reinertsen


  • Using economic frameworks and calculating the 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 controlling WIP
  • Using cadence to manage the accumulation of variance
  • Sequencing work based on economic principles (the basis of WSJF)
  • Using synchronization to lower the coordination costs
  • Accelerating process feedback loops
  • Decentralizing control to deal with uncertainty
  • Examining approaches to implementation.

Learning Objective

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


This class is for those who take responsibility for improving delivery of products and services to the customers of their technology, and speaking more broadly, professional service businesses .
  • Product Leaders, Team Leaders, Product Managers & Product Owners, Program Manager, Project Managers
  • CEOs , CTOs and CXOs
  • General Managers, VPs and Directors of Product Development, and VPs of Engineering

Course Deliverables

  • Participation Certificate: Product Development Flow workshop attendance certificate
  • Training / Professional Development : In person training for two days full of learning and fun.

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