Agile Product & Process Design

This course demonstrates how applying Lean elements to product design decreases cycle time, from concept to market delivery, while controlling costs. Participants are immersed in a competition that involves constructing a simple airplane structure with Legos, first simulating the traditional approach to product development before simulating the Lean approach, known as set-based concurrent engineering.  Participants are also exposed to the need for creating “rapid learning cycles” to support this process and serve as a means for capturing knowledge.

Hours: 8

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the challenges of meeting customer and design requirements
  • Incorporate set-based concurrent engineering into current product or process design practices
  • Examine different ways to create and capture reusable knowledge

Intended Audience

Professionals involved in the design of manufactured products; managers (engineers, project leaders, designers, sales and marketing staff, and anyone interested in improving their development process so that minimal changes are implemented after product launch)