Lean Project Management is a rapidly growing area of interests as many organizations focus on improving the efficiency of their operations. They stand to gain great benefits by adopting and adjusting their culture to support lean thinking. Analyzing and eliminating non-value added processes from the project life cycle has accelerated time to completion and has generated cost savings that flow directly to the bottom line. This project report summarizes the literature about this topic, compares the implementation of lean principles in the project management area in two major manufacturing companies, Sulzer Pumps and Novellus Systems Inc. along with the results of lean implementation.
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Dirik, Atakan; Yan, Chenxi; Davis, Chris; Ozdemir, Dilek; and Murthy, Mamatha, "Lean Principles Applied to Project Management" (2011). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 646.