The decision and initiative to write this book came from the many conversations with numerous professionals, passionate to know more. To know more about lean. About lean in innovation, product development and R&D. To know what other companies, other industries and other individuals are doing to become better innovators, faster to market, more eﬀective in learning, to optimize and stabilize development processes, to provide more customer value, to reduce waste, to achieve greater sustainability, to understand where the trends are moving, to roadmap where to go next, and to identify the best practices in lean product development.
Therefore, this book came to life because of curious people like yourself, driven to continuously improve. We hope this book with its colorful illustrations, diagrams and tables will positively complement your understanding of lean product development and impact the way you apply it. For those who are new to lean product development, we hope you will find not only the inspiration to embark on your lean journey, but also the practical ideas and models that will help you guide the implementation in your organizations.