Lean project management

July 25, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | conference@ame.org
Member Fee: $350
Non-Member Fee: $400
Student Member Fee: $100
Consortia Member: $200


The Davey Tree Expert Company
1500 N Mantua St, Kent, OH 44240
Kent, Ohio

Lean Project ManagementAlthough the chief engineer (or project manager) and matrix organizations are staples of a lean organization, few companies have taken advantage of other lean principles and tools when managing their projects. At Goodyear and as described in the book Lean-Driven Innovation, lean thinking combined with a solid project management organization has led to large increases in on-time delivery, speed, and agility. Projects meet their business case (profitable products) and resource utilization has been tripled despite a flat budget.


With more than 9,000 employees throughout North America, The Davey Tree Company provides solutions for residential, utility, commercial and government clients. Rooted in research, the company's vision is to achieve balance among people, progress and the environment. Tree experts since 1880, Davey provides diversified tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental services. Davey is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S., and is headquartered in Kent, Ohio. www.davey.com


Norbert Majerus

Beginning in 2005, Norbert Majerus implemented a principles-based, lean product development process at the three Global Innovation Centers of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. For more than a decade he was Goodyear’s lean champion in research and development. Majerus, born and raised in Luxembourg, has a master’s degree in Chemistry from the Universitaet des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany. He joined Goodyear in Luxembourg in 1978, transferred to Akron in 1983, and has worked in most disciplines in the Goodyear innovation centers in Luxembourg and Akron. In 2016, Majerus published his first book, Lean-Driven Innovation (Norbert Majerus, CRC Press, 2016), which received the Shingo Research Award. Also in 2016, with his guidance the Goodyear R&D organization applied for and received the AME Excellence Award. Majerus has spoken at many conferences in the United States and other countries. Since retiring from Goodyear in 2017, he continues to share his extensive lean expertise via Norbert Majerus Consulting.


Know the prerequisites for successful lean project management

  • Know the lean principles to improve delivery, speed, and agility
  • Visual management and visible resource allocation
  • Managing people and leading a project team in a lean environment
  • Lean project management subjects, including managing projects in small increments, project management flow, resource allocation, late start, respect for people, agile management, visual project management, and daily stand-up meetings

This workshop teaches how lean principles can help project execution, and it describes lean startup principles that help organizations transition new ideas into successful products. In addition to the process, the workshop also covers the appropriate way to manage people and lead project teams. 

  • Project Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Engineers
  • CI professionals

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award-winning Target magazine and much more.

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Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

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