The Science of

Improving Innovation

Learning First, Knowledge Based Development

Innovation Excellence

Our mission is to bring the insights on lean process and product development together for you to learn and exchange


What is Lean PD

Lean PD and Lean Thinking is more of a cultural aspect than a set of methods and tools


Learn best practices from others and participate in workshops


LPPDE is a non-profit organization created to foster opportunities to grow and share Lean PD knowledge

Upcoming Events

 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic

LPPDE Europe 2020, Helsinki in-person conference will postponed to May 2021 – more to come

LPPDE North America 2020, Newport in-person conference has been postponed fall of 2021

We are working on the agenda for LPPDE Digital Summit 2020 – stay tuned

LEAN Innovation

On demand


 LPPDE Digital 2020

Oct/Dec 2020

Feb/Mar/Apr 2021

LPPDE Europe 2021


 May 18th-21st 

LPPDE North America 2021

Fall, 2021

Are you ready to connect with the thinkers at the leading edge of lean improvement journeys?

It was great to learn so much and connect with so many people in a close & personal environment!


Laura Silvoy

Healthcare Systems Engineer, Array Advisors

Thanks to you and the rest of the board on delivering a successful event! I attended a couple of great sessions and learned new info to put to use in our product development system.

Matt Albin

Amway Corporation

The LPPDE conference has provided me with fantastic learning and networking opportunities, and has taught time more about LEAN PD than any training I have ever attended. Thank you for this excellent experience!

Faith Burndred

Lean Champion, Nestle

Excellent event. Very good speakers, time for exchange, and networking is really worthwhile.



Frank Vilgilant

Senior Manager, Mews Partners

Featured Digital Summit & Keynote Speakers

Innovation is a concept that individuals and corporations alike seek to discover. What is Innovation and how can we successfully harness its power?

This year’s LPPDE Digital Summit 2020, will be dedicated to understanding how knowledge fits into the innovation model. Today we have great new constructs in Agile, Scrum, and the Lean Startup to motivate us, but where can we find the fundamentals? How can we craft a product that meets the customer interests the first time?

Bob Melvin

Vice President of Engineering at Teledyne Marine Systems

Jim Jacobs

Founder at Savvy Consortium

Jamie Flinchbaugh

Founder of JFlinch


Jeffrey Hastie

President of Learn-Apply-Lead

Call For Papers

We are on the quest for exciting stories for our upcoming conferences!

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