Technology Perspectives 
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Lean product development implementation

Monday, Oct. 19 Location Code
8:00am-5:00pm Room 233, 2nd floor MW/09

A practical, proven approach to improve speed, profitability and quality

Hear how to do more with less as you implement an integrated, event-driven product development process for improved team communication and efficiency; achieve better time-to-market, profitability and quality through lean product development implementation; visual workflow management tools adapted to a company’s specific needs.


Learn a step-by-step methodology for integrating powerful lean, waste-eliminating tools into any product development process. Hear practical, experience-based details about companies from a wide range of industry sectors that achieved substantial improvements in time-to-market, profitability and quality through lean product development implementation. Discover powerful new tools enabling improved, event-driven team communication – and related convergence on customer requirements – for co-located and virtual teams. Learn methods for optimizing resource capacity and techniques for effectively managing a dynamic, multi-project environment. Hear methods for identifying, prioritizing and mitigating product development risks. Use visual workflow management tools adapted to a company’s specific needs. Learn how companies using these tools/techniques report up to 50 percent reduction in launch schedules, dramatic gross margin improvements and enhanced sales and customer satisfaction.


Technology Perspectives is a consulting, training and publishing company dedicated to improvement of new product development through the implementation of lean product development tools and methods. Since it was founded in 1994, the firm has worked with more than 110 leading companies in 16 countries to achieve dramatic gains in time-to-market, customer value, profitability and delivered quality. Technology Perspectives offers public and company-specific workshops, publications, event facilitation and train-the-trainer programs.

Speaker: Ron Mascitelli

Ron Mascitelli is the founder and president of Technology Perspectives. A leader in the development of advanced tools and methods for project management and new product development, he has worked with many companies in various countries to improve their speed, efficiency and profitability. He previously served as senior scientist and director of research and development for Hughes Electronics and the Santa Barbara Research Center. He holds an M.S. degree in solid state physics from UCLA and a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. Mascitelli is the author of five books on lean product development and lean project management, including Mastering Lean Product Development.