Full citation

Karlsson, C., & Ahlström, P. (1996). The Difficult Path to Lean Product Development. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 13(4), 283-295.

Format: Peer-reviewed article

Type: Research — Non-experimental

Experience level of reader: Advanced

Annotation: Paper concludes that implementing concurrent activities within a Lean Product Development process, can increase project flexibility, but at the same time will decrease project cost certainty.

Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Large business, Small business (less than 500 employees)

Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Manufacturers

Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Organization

This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model

Primary Findings

Method: Implementing concurrent activities within a Lean Product Development process, can increase project flexibility, but at the same time will decrease project cost certainty.
Cast study observations.
Occurrence of finding within the model: Stage 7