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A TRIZ and Lean-Based Approach for Improving Development Processes

  • Jens HammerEmail author
  • Martin Kiesel
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Abstract

Due to evolving technologies and shorter product life cycles, a continuous improvement processes in development is essential regarding system development of software- and hardware-related products. Hammer and Kiesel defined a methodical approach to identify the key problems of a current process, achieve a clear understanding of the right target state and elaborate the key levers for improvement. In their paper Hammer and Kiesel provide a case study within Siemens AG for improving the testing process for a specific project. TRIZ methods are combined with the Lean Approach to significantly reduce the testing time by factor three. Furthermore, the specific case study is used to derive a framework that is combining TRIZ and Lean methods for systematic improvement projects. The framework was applied in different projects and provides ideas for scalability depending on specific project targets.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business and EconomicsFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangen-NürnbergGermany
  2. 2.Siemens AG, DF MC TTIErlangenGermany

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