- Hardcover: 265 pages
- Publisher: Productivity Press; 1 edition (October 11, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439877025
- ISBN-13: 978-1439877029
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The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development 1st Edition
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From the Author
I wrote this book to show that lean product developers get their ideas to market faster!
Lean product development principles help companies master the art and science of innovation, to help them generate better ideas and then execute those ideas more successfully.
I spent nearly two years visiting companies that had achieved sustainable results through the mastery of innovation: reduced time-to-market, more new products, and more profitable products. These companies have generously shared their experiences so that you can get your own best ideas to market faster.
In all, I talked with people at over 60 companies. Chapter Three summarizes the results of these conversations. Nineteen of those companies agreed to contribute case studies, showing exactly how they had interpreted lean principles to get better results from product development.
This book includes Discussion Questions, Next Actions, a Self-Assessment and a Book Study Guide to help you turn their experiences into practical actions for your company.
Profiled companies include:
- Buckeye Technologies
- DJO Global
- Ford Motor Company
- Goodyear Tire Company
- Irwin Seating Company
- Nielsen Kellerman
- Novo Nordisk
- Playworld Systems
- Philips Electronics
- RUAG Space
- Ungar Marketing
About the Author
Katherine Radeka has a rare combination of business acumen, scientific depth, and the ability to untangle the organizational knots and remove the barriers to change. In the past seven years, her consulting firm, Whittier Consulting Group, Inc., has engaged with clients such as Steelcase, Hewlett- Packard, and more than 50 other leading organizations.
In 2010 and 2011, Katherine conducted the Lean Product Development Benchmarking Study to document Lean Product Development practices at more than 60 companies in North America and Europe. In 2005, she logged more than 11,000 miles driving around the country to research how the best companies got more ROI from product development. In 2007, she co-founded the Lean Product & Process Development Exchange, a nonprofit organization to promote the use of Lean Thinking to improve ROI from product development.
Katherine has climbed seven of the tallest peaks in the Cascade Mountains and spent 10 days alone on the Pacific Crest Trail until an encounter with a bear convinced her that she needed a change in strategic direction.