Lean Methods Group specializes in collaborative and strategic methodologies to improve business performace across all industries.

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There’s no longer any doubt that to thrive, we must innovate. But that’s easier said than done. Only through a research-based, methodical and highly collaborative approach to innovation can today’s business leaders have confidence that their company will rise to the occasion. Our structured innovation methodologies are designed to drive innovation as a process, not merely an aspiration.


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Structured innovation is often viewed as an anathema, or even an oxymoron. However, mature companies wishing to become more innovative quickly learn that they are not Google or Amazon. Instead, they need to adopt highly collaborative, structured methodologies and adapt them to their culture and the nature of their business. Turning innovation into a process is the aim of the Lean Methods’ innovation practice.

At Lean Methods, we use proven, research-based methods to have your team innovating in a matter of weeks and months, rather than years. We provide tools that allow everyone to engage in the process of innovation. And we break down the key steps to innovation to allow you to manage innovation as disciplined projects with clear roadmaps, milestones, and decision criteria.

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Innovation Resources

Sharing knowledge and best practices helps us create lasting results together.


The Role of Innovation in Strategy

By David Silverstein and Dr. Phil Samuel What is strategy? Definitions abound—but one thing they all have

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Elements of a Successful Innovation Roadmap

Explore the structured approach of Rapid Innovation Cycles to bring a repeatable process—and higher success rate—to innovation.

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Innovator’s Toolkit

The Innovator's Toolkit is for those who are interested in the big picture of organic growth and want to become innovation-elite organizations, as well as for those who need to execute a single innovation project. This second edition offers new techniques, updated exhibits and examples, and a new section on why so many fail at innovation—and how you can succeed.

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Case Studies

Use Innovation Tools to Make Transactional Lean Improvements

TNT Express organized an improvement team to focus on fast and consistent delivery of shipments at one of the company’s major airport hubs. By applying innovation tools within a Lean Six Sigma project, TNT was able to reduce average lead times by 50%.

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