Implementing Reinertsen: A Lean Case Study
  • Steve Zielinski
  • Senior Systems Engineering Manager
  • Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific R&D started their lean journey years ago with the adoption of Agile (namely - Scrum). The adoption of Scrum improved many things, but difficult problems remained unsolved or reappeared: the project portfolio grew, the organization was rigid in the presence of change, silos appeared and grew stronger among the functional groups, and projects began suffering schedule overruns. Over the last year, BSC R&D has returned to the foundations of lean/agile. Using Donald Reinertsen's Principles of Product Development Flow as the cornerstone to guide improvements, BSC’s R&D teams are re-discovering lean and driving organizational change. Steve will share the lessons learned with a focus on practical and specific suggestions to accelerate the change in your business.