Lean Product Development conference 2014, Durham

I wanted to share my impressions and the quotes I captured at the Lean Product Development conference in Durham, North Carolina as well as share some amazing case studies from Goodyear, GE, IBM and Ford that were presented during the conference. The conference is called a cryptic acronym LPPDE, that stands for ”Lean Product and […]

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How long should we wait for a prototype?

3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days or 3 hours? Well one way of looking at it is through a project economic model (PEM). With an economic model we can calculate the cost of delaying the project with a day, and use this cost to compare with the delivery time of a prototype. This is of […]

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What features goes into your new product?

When I first started out in R&D I was convinced that requirements was the most important part of the product development process. Requirements should be clear and precise, show the R&D team what to do and what not to do. They create boundaries for the project and I saw this as a good thing. I […]

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R&D work in the cloud

15 years ago, I did not know anyone that worked away from the office, unless they were traveling and were writing on the airport… Today it´s quite common to do a weekly day of work at home, especially if your commute to work is long. But as R&D work is basically a big group assignment, […]

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Too many tasks

I have a favorite trick as a project manager. I am looking for team members that come in early in the morning, working very concentrated all day and go home late. If they do not deliver anything in time, I know how to help them. They are stuck with too many tasks! Behavioral science show […]

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