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

with Dantar Oosterwal
9900 kr
1 day May 13 - May 13 Helio GT30

This full day Lean workshop introduces participants to the foundational principles of Lean product and process development, and is based on Dantar Oosterwal’s model “The Lean Machine 7+1”.

During the day, Dantar 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.

Keys to successful Lean Product Development

  • Manufacture customers

  • Portfolio Cadence & Flow

  • Set-Based

  • Reusable Knowledge
  • Visual Management

  • Lead with Entrepreneur System Designers

  • Teams of Responsible Experts

  • Match Throughput to Business Need

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 his book Shingo Prize awarded book, ‘The Lean Machine’, Dantar shares the story from the product development transformation at Harley-Davidson.

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.


This workshop is a part of our  conference in Stockholm with the theme Increasing the Speed of Innovation together with LPPDE.
Take the opportunity to join us dynamic learning environment filled with inspiring keynotes, insightful talks, and hands-on workshops led by renowned experts on May 13-15th.

So head over to the We Are Conference page to read more and sign up for the full conference!

If you wish to register for this workshop only, you can go straight to the sign-up page and select “Workshop Day May 13”.


Dantar Oosterwal

Dantar Oosterwal

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.


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

with Dantar Oosterwal


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

with Dantar Oosterwal

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

  • with Dantar Oosterwal

  • 1 day May 13 - May 13

  • Grev Turegatan 30 Stockholm, 114 38 Sweden


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Lean Machine Workshop
9 900 kr
Workshop + Conference day (May 13-14)
16 800 kr

The fine print

Cancellations done up to 30 days before the course start date will not be charged and all paid fees will be reimbursed.
Cancellations done up to 10 days before the course start date will be charged 50% of the course fee.
Cancellations done within 10 days before the course start date will be charged the full course fee.

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Are you interested in this course as a inhouse class at your company or even an online course?
Our trainers are happy to talk about including your specifics in the training. Just Contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!