For some, lean project management means merely creating a Toyota-like chief engineering position. But lean project management takes a framework, skills, training, and often a different organization. It is the combination of lean thinking and good traditional project management practices—a powerful synergy that leads to amazing results for virtually any type of project: capital, engineering, software, continuous improvement, and more.
This workshop takes cues from traditional project management and traditional lean thinking like the Toyota TPS system as well as from lean start-ups, agile, people-centric lean, and the latest lean thinking. It applies to beginners, seasoned, and struggling project managers. We'll focus on:
- The pre-requisites for a successful lean project management organization
- The importance of improving the project management process
- Agile project risk management
- The lean principles to improve quality, delivery, speed and agility
- Visual management and visible resource allocation
- Managing the people and leading the team
Norbert Majerus Consulting provides lean knowledge, especially in the areas of lean product development and lean innovation. Norbert Majerus founded the organization after retiring from Goodyear to continue sharing his experiences. Learn more at leandriveninnovation.com.
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. Born and raised in Luxembourg, Majerus holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the Universitaet des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany.