Lean Project Management at AME International Conference in Chicago
November 4, 2019

Abstract lean thinking can increase delivery, speed and agility of all kinds of projects, and it helps motivate and engage people. Although the chief engineer (or project manager) and matrix organizations are staples of a lean organization, few companies have taken advantage of other lean principles and tools when managing their projects. Hear how at Goodyear, and as described in the book “Lean-Driven Innovation,” lean thinking combined with a solid project management organization has led to large increases in on-time delivery, speed and agility. Projects meet their business case (profitable products) and resource utilization has been tripled despite a flat budget. This workshop teaches how lean principles can help project execution, and describes lean startup principles that help organizations transition new ideas into successful products. In addition to the process, the appropriate way to manage people and lead project teams will be discussed.