Product Development Value Stream Mapping (PDVSM) Manual
Product Development Value Stream Mapping Manual v.1
Available to the public.
The Product Development Value Stream Mapping (PDVSM) manual, now a full-fledged version 1.0 tool, is a fact-based, action-oriented tool for transforming off-the-factory-floor processes. Based on years of LAI research in lean product development, the manual offers extensive academic research, member experience and best practices, used to translate, adapt, and expand value stream mapping concepts to the unique needs of product development processes.
Depth is provided where necessary, and notes and references provide source material and justifications for the material. The PDVSM is not an academic monograph -- it is a practical guide to the application of value stream methods to product development processes.
The summary below offers an overview of the PDVSM manual.
- Practical guides to application of lean to PD
- Summary and reference for 6+ years of PD group experience
- Key difference: while PDTTL focuses on the strategic level (transforming PD for enterprise lean success), PDVSM focuses on the tactical level (engineering process improvement)
- Resources for engineering change, from program or functional transformations to local kaizens