Norbert Majerus Consulting 
Intermediate level
Advanced level

Lean project management

Driving projects with lean principles
Monday, Nov. 4 Location Code
1:00pm-5:00pm Acapulco, West Tower, Ballroom Level MW/20

Discover the prerequisites for successful lean project management and the lean principles to improve delivery, speed, and agility - visual management and visible resource allocation. Gain insights into managing people and leading a project team in a lean environment.


Abstract lean thinking can increase delivery, speed and agility of all kinds of projects, and it helps motivate and engage people. Although 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. Hear how 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. This workshop teaches how lean principles can help project execution, and describes lean startup principles that help organizations transition new ideas into successful products. In addition to the process, the appropriate way to manage people and lead project teams will be discussed.


Norbert Majerus Consulting was created to continue sharing lean knowledge, especially in the areas of lean product development and lean innovation.

Presenter: Norbert Majerus

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. In 2016, with Majerus' guidance, the Goodyear R&D organization applied for and received the AME Excellence Award. Since retiring from Goodyear in 2017, he continues to share his extensive lean expertise via Norbert Majerus Consulting. His first book, "Lean-Driven Innovation," received the Shingo Research Award.