With our "Lean Innovation Principles" we focus on the effecivness of the development process in the form of optimal customer benefit of the products and services to be developed on the one hand and process efficiency in all processes involved on the other. This enables us to achieve a holistic optimization of all elements and resources of R&D and innovation management.
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Lean Innovation Principles
On the basis of a Lean Innovation audit, in which the degree of implementation of the Lean Innovation Principles is analyzed, options for action for a significant improvement in development productivity were developed and implemented in individual sub-projects. The main improvement topics were frontloading for strategic positioning with regard to customer benefits, value stream optimization and the introduction of agile development methods.
After auditing the development organization, selected Lean Innovation methods were introduced, e.g. strategic portfolio management, requirements management focused on customer benefits and product modularization. To ensure a holistic implementation of lean thinking, including anchoring of the methods in the organization, a new leadership process was implemented and focused trainings were carried out. As a result, competitiveness and profitability could be increased significantly.
An customized modularization methodology for product and production architectures was implemented and validated in the course of a pilot project. A strong focus was on "frontloading" to define future customer benefits and the product positioning in the competitive arena as input for the requirements management. By anchoring the methods in the processes, the organizational structure and the corporate culture, a sustainable introduction of relevant Lean Innovation Principles could be achieved which resulted in a significant increase in development productivity.