LPPDE Europe

Join leading thinkers pioneering lean product and process development?

April 24-26, 2023

Extreme Ownership

The speed and pace of the global operating environment is only getting faster. Leaders and teams that win on any challenge, take “Extreme Ownership” of their continuous improvement while being agile. The effects of making faster decisions, based on just made learnings through customer collaborations, are both aligned to where the future unfolds and are cumulative.

Today’s fastest developing companies have taken the Lean Agile principle of “Test First” to a much higher-level, using machine learning, artificial intelligence and automated testing. Teams improving, extending or disrupting products and services don’t need to understand in advance, when they have the ability to instantly learn through many small, cheap and fast experiments. Teams are trusted, so based on their just made learnings they can make fast decisions. This embodies; looks at the future, small known errors and large positive gains (opportunities), little understanding is necessary, just rationalizing in comparing two outcomes, exercising and deploying the better option at once.

Join some of the leading practitioners in Lean Agile Digitalization and Leadership who will share, how digitization combined with servant leaders and trusted teams taking "Extreme Ownership", plays out to support teams to learn and decide quickly, and win on any challenge to satisfy their customers.

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Christer Lundh

Christer Lundh

AUFERO

Conference Chair

Monday, April 24, 2023   Pre-Conference Workshops

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08:30 - 17:00

Lunch Included

The Lean Machine – The 7+1 principles of Lean Product and Process Development

Dantar Oosterwal and Andreas Doerken

Argo-Efeso consulting group

This workshop introduces participants to the foundational principles of lean product and process development. It is targeted specifically for newcomers to the community to help get them up to speed on some of the basic concepts so they can get the most from the main conference. The workshop based on Dantar´s model “The Lean Machine 7+1”

In 2003 Harley-Davidson was awarded the Outstanding Corporate Innovator award by the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) yet a short time later the same organization was able to deliver over 4 times as much innovation. Through a significant investment in production capacity, the backlog of motorcycle demand Harley-Davidson had enjoyed in the 1990’s drastically reduced. In order to generate product demand, Harley-Davidson adopted lean product development methods to their product development system powering this dramatic improvement in innovation output and demand. Not many people recognized the business significance of the article in the November 2005 issue of Easy Rider Magazine.

At a glance it was like every other article in every other bike magazine with a write-up on the latest products launches and the new model line-up for Harley-Davidson. After all, Easy Rider is not generally considered a scholarly journal. The headline of the article proclaimed in big bold print, “The Sleeping Giant Awakens”. The Sleeping Giant Awakens?

Harley-Davidson had seen 24 quarters of record sales and record profits. But these were bike guys and they were blown away by the torrent of new products flowing from the motor company. The largest introduction of new products they had ever seen. Harley-Davidson’s lean product development efforts resulted in 50% reduction in time to market and a 4-fold increase in throughput while maintaining a quality level of 98% repurchase intent. Later as the Vice President of Innovation for Sara Lee, Dantar once again applied these principles in leading the creation and implementation of Sara Lee’s global Innovation process resulting in 35% improvement in R&D efficiency and 5 fold increase in revenue from new products.

Over the years, Dantar has worked with numerous companies as an adviser, coach, and consultant to help them learn and implement these techniques. In his book Shingo Prize awarded book, ‘The Lean Machine’, Dantar shares the story from this product development transformation. In this session, he will share lessons from his learning journey as he tells his story of applying lean product development principles in a corporate environment that didn’t want to change. He will explore the complexities, the challenges, and the pitfalls associated with creating organizational change to improve the innovation process. He will also discuss key principles of ‘Knowledge based product development’ and how you can utilize them to improve any product development system to improve innovation flow, revenue growth, and profitability.

7 Keys to successful Lean Product Development that will be covered include:

  • Manufacture customers
  • Portfolio Cadence & Flow
  • Set-Based
  • Reusable Knowledge
  • Visual Management
  • Lead with Entrepreneur System Designers
  • Teams of Responsible Experts

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  • Match Throughput to Business Need

These 7+1 key aspects to Lean Product Development and the all-important connection to the business are summarized in a one page document called Lean Product Development in a nutshell and can be downloaded here: https://www.developlean.com/lean-product-development-in-a-nutshell

5 Take-aways you can expect from this session:

  • What Lean Product Development is and why it is sometimes referred to as Knowledge-Based or Set-Based Product Development
  • The benefits of Lean Product Development for the organization
  • Key aspects of Lean Product Development which can be applied to improve product development in any organization
  • Why moving lean from manufacturing upstream to product development doesn’t work
  • How to apply and integrate Lean Product development to an organization

In more recent time Dantar has teamed up with Andreas Dörken and developed the model even further.

Dantar Oosterwal is highly regarded as a global thought-leader in Lean Innovation & Product Development systems as well as an advisor, speaker and award-winning author.  He has a passion for learning and applying lean product development systems to impact improvements of business performance. Dantar has championed many large and global operational improvement initiatives as well as developed and led Lean Innovation transformations for organizations resulting in profound improvements to both top-line revenue and bottom-line efficiency. He has been awarded the Shingo Prize for his work in Lean Innovation by the Shingo Institute, the Outstanding Corporate Innovator award from PDMA and several product patents. Dantar has served as the Global Vice President of Innovation at Sara Lee and Product Development & Product Planning Leader at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. His consulting experience spans a diversity of industries ranging from raw materials (mining and chemicals) to high-tech defense systems. Today Dantar is Sr. Vice-president at Argo.

Andreas Dörken, Sr. Vice-President has over 25 years of experience working in industrial firms and consulting. He began his career in the petrochemical industry (British Petroleum, PdVSA), where he re-engineered the production processes of medium and heavy oil. He then started to implement lean manufacturing best practices in various process and discrete production environments, spreading from food processing and chemical to automotive suppliers, agricultural equipment, metalworking and industrial hardware. He was CEO of a lighting equipment manufacturer, before returning to consulting. He managed local and global footprint strategy developments and deployments. Furthermore, he co-leads the product innovation & value management practice at Argo. In that capacity he has led several long-term engagements related to value engineering and Lean Product Development in the valves, pumps, agriculture, automotive, electronic goods and chemical industries in Europe, as well as in US, and Asia. Andreas manages Argo’s European private equity portfolio, thus getting involved in numerous operations due diligences (ODD) across a wide industry spectrum every year.

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08:30 - 12:30

Developing Ownership Behavior, the Devil is in the Details

Arnoud Herremans

Y47 consultancy

This workshop introduces participants to how leadership style, helping people, well-intentioned intentions and other things we do, can make or break ownership.

During the workshop we will learn and feel the aspects that shape ownership behavior through experience learning. The themes touched upon are subsequently reflected on, discussed against our psychological understanding and seen through a Lean Product and Process Development lens.

Arnoud Herremans is a positive, open minded, creative and inspiring person. He is able to create a culture where taking responsibility, ownership and initiative go hand in hand with a profound respect for people. Personal feedback and positive coaching are his main tools. He actively look for what makes people tic and incorporate that personal drive in reaching the goals of the organization.

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12:30

Lunch

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13:30 - 17:00

What is Agile and Why it Matters

Miho Itakura

Agile Business Institute Inc

This workshop introduces participants to agile thinking through case studies of Toyota and other key Japanese players and their attempts to switch to agile to gain speed and efficiency.

Miho Itakura is a clear thinking, results oriented business leader who takes action decisively as soon as the opportunity is open. She mainly works with executive led agile and digitalization transformations.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Conference Day - Lean Agile Digital Transformation

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09:00

Welcome by Christer Lundh , Conference chair LPPDE

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09:10

Digitalization And Leadership Making Teams
Win On Any Challenge

Joe Justice

Agile Business Institute Inc

How do you use the advantages and possibilities that digitalization introduces?

How do you build and create winning teams?

What kind of leadership is needed to make this work?

 Joe will take examples from his long and diverse career to exemplify how digitalization and leadership make teams win on any challenge.

 Joe Justice is author of Scrum Master, published in 7 languages. Joe has worked with Bill Gates, the leadership team at Amazon, and operated the Agile program at Tesla for Elon Musk. Joe founded WIKISPEED which became an example of automotive design and production speed in a fun, egalitarian culture. Joe enjoys collaborating as a board member, writing, teaching, and running companies to make a good future arrive faster.

Joe works globally as an interim executive for Scrum in Hardware, bringing multinational companies twice the work in half the time. His teams have held 3 world records. He is a TEDx speaker, guest lecturer at both MIT and Oxford University in England, featured in Forbes 5 times to date including as owner of a “Company to watch” by Forbes Billionaire Club, cited in more than 5 business paperbacks and hardcovers, the subject of a Discovery Channel mini-documentary for his work creating the discipline Scrum in Hardware while working directly with the co-creator of Scrum, Dr. Jeff Sutherland.

Joe has worked with all of the top 3 military and defense contractors, autonomous and smart road technologies, ultra-lightweight structures, guest lectured at UC Berkeley, MIT, on behalf of Carnegie Melon, CU Denver, The University of Washington, spoken at Google, Microsoft, Zynga, Lockheed Martin, HP Labs, The Royal Bank of Canada, Pictet bank, and others. Joe’s work has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, CNN Money, the Discovery Channel, and others.

DX Platform for Lean Product
Development

Takashi Tanaka

Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting Co

The theme “DX Platform for LEAN product development”.

  • Learning from top automotive OEMs
  • Process and systems with human factors

DX is a radical change of the entire company tying together the processes and IT systems in an effective way. It is about developing a common platform using digital technology and change the structure of the company and reforming the bottleneck business at the same time.

Currently, it’s necessary to use DX (Digital transformation) for global product development. By applying Lean, DX will be easier to execute. The keys to implementing DX is that business processes, IT/ systems, and then management-related activities are being implemented in a well-balanced manner.

Takashi will explain what is happening at the product development with examples.

  • First, he will share the latest architecture of the product development platform.
  • Next is the QIP (Quality into process) and cost planning. Here are some cases of how to apply trade-offs using digital.
  • In addition, to support CASE and AD, it is a method for modularization in a cyber and physical environment using MBSE (Model-based systems engineering).
  • Finally, he will explain the system architecture that Toyota was aiming for in the early 2000s and the actual implementation procedure.

Takashi Tanaka has a deep understanding of a Toyota management system (TMS) and he has applied it at many manufacturing companies of Japan and in Western countries, not only automobile, but also airplane, electrical, and medical equipment. As a PMO for PLM Platform development and implementation, he has acquired a  deep experience and understanding. Currently, Takashi is working for DX Platform development using Local 5G, Cloud, AI/Machine learning to accomplish the dynamic capability (企業変革) for clients.

Why Digitalization Will Kill Your Company Too

Jan Bosch

Chalmers Institute of Technology

Digitalization is very popular nowadays but there are risks. Jan will reflect on this very actual and important topic. He will use his vast knowledge to throw more light on this subject.

 Jan Bosch is an executive, professor and consultant with more than 20 years experience in large scale software R&D management and business. Extensive consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies and board member & angel investor in startups. Areas of expertise include digitalization, aligning business and R&D strategy, R&D management, data-driven innovation management and software ecosystems.

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11:00

Break

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11:15

Town Hall – Lean Agile Digital Transformation

Joe Justice, Takashi Tanaka and Jan Bosch – Moderator: Peter Palmér

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12:00

Networking Lunch

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13:30

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14:10

Break

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14:15

Entrepreneurial System Designer

Andreas Doerken, Argo 

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14:55

Networking Break

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15:25

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15:25

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Ingela Hofverberg , Atlas Antibodies

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16:05

Break

Mini-Workshop Track 1

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16:10

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18:00

Networking Buffet

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Conference Day - Lean Agile Leadership

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09:00

Welcome back and reflection by Peter Palmér, Conference co chair, LPPDE

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09:10

Lean Leadership and the Importance of Developing
Teams of Responsible Experts

Dantar Oosterwal, Argo consulting

The Culture Enabling a Transformational Leadership

Peter Palmér, Scania

Change Management to Succeed with a Transformation

Maria Hansson, Volvo Cars

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11:00

Break

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11:15

Town Hall – Lean Agile Digital Transformation

Dantar Oosterwal, Peter Palmér and TBA, Moderator: Christer Lundh

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12:00

Networking Lunch

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13:30

Why no One is Even Close to Keeping up with
the Pace of Innovation at Tesla or SpaceX

Joe Justice, Agile Business Institute Inc 

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14:10

Closing Address

Christer Lundh, Chair of the conference, LPPDE 

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14:30

Networking Break

Mini-Workshop

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15:00 - 17:00

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Agenda under development, minor changes pending

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