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LPPDE Europe 2023 In-Person Conference

Munich, Germany

April 24-26, 2023


Looking to participate with LPPDE at an event? We organize one European in-person conference and one North American in-person conference per year as well as eleven Virtual Summits (4 hours each month). Check out our Sponsorship Packages!

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Building a Lean Culture of Innovation

Building a Lean Culture of Innovation

In the article “Unlearning What Toyota Taught Us,”1 author John McElroy lauds Tesla’s success with electric vehicles and wonders where Toyota has been. He specifically quotes the book The Toyota Product Development System2 when describing the Toyota product development standard, which he contrasts with the process used by Tesla: much more rapid improvements, no spec freeze, changes after the launch, etc. McElroy also remarks how forgiving Tesla customers are with small quality problems.

Tech-Enabled Lean Product Development

Tech-Enabled Lean Product Development

3D solid modeling. Integrated product simulation. Digital twins. Multi-disciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MDAO). Computerized tools for product design and development are proliferating and advancing in capabilities at an ever-increasing pace. The capabilities of today’s software tools are far advanced from what they were just a couple of years ago becoming more and more realistic, accurate, and speedy with better UX, connectivity, and integration.

Lean Startup – Build-Measure-Learn

Lean Startup – Build-Measure-Learn

Measure twice, cut once. It is this adage that can help us learn through the development process towards maximizing the value delivered with a product or service. However, when our efforts do not turn out the way we expect we have the opportunity to develop the skills and methods to effectively work more methodically and efficiently.

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

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


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

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

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