Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2011


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Project Management

Course Number

ETM 545/645


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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