I am very pleased to report that I received the 2012 INCOSE Working Group Award as the academic co-chair of INCOSE’s Lean Systems Engineering Working Group. The award honors the collaboration I organized between MIT, INCOSE and PMI to “produce the first document which bridges Systems Engineering, Program Management and Lean” with the publication of the Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs. The award was presented on January 29 at the 2013 INCOSE International Workshop in Jacksonville.
The group is now hard at work to further expand our Lean engineering program management work. We are developing a more in-depth description of the 43 main enablers, creating a set of Lean metrics to track engineering program progress and success, develop workshop and training material, and explore customization and organizational change management practices around implementing the Lean Enablers. You can stay up-to-date (and subscribe to our mailing list) at http://www.lean-program-management.org/.