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Lean Enterprise

Time to complete: 2h 47m

Published byO'Reilly Media, Inc.

CreatedJanuary 2018


The field of business management has forever been the dumping ground for those evangelizing the “latest idea” and “newest concept.” One day, you’re organized and managing a certain way; the following day, you’re being urged to adopt the next big thing. And what would a manager’s life be without buzzwords and jargon? But over the years, one management model has stood the test of time and fads, and is as important a management paradigm today as it’s ever been: Lean.

Lean is a proven methodology and process that has worked for decades across a broad range of industries. In this learning path, product designers, managers, CEOs, CTOs, UX designers—anyone in a management role, really—will see how to apply this time-tested approach to the modern enterprise. You’ll learn how to embrace a mindset and organizational structure that emphasizes more iteration on ideas, integrated feedback from customers, and a continuous path toward innovation so that your organization does more than just keep up with competitors; you want it to thrive in the most competitive of markets. This learning path will guide you toward adopting change and working like the most successful startups, but with a decidedly enterprise-level focus.

What you’ll learn—and how you can apply it

  • Learn tips on how to think about past projects and which mistakes to avoid
  • Learn the approaches, styles, insights, and techniques of successful product managers who have already adopted Lean techniques
  • Learn how to talk about your project's outcome, benefits, and future

This learning path is for you because…

  • You’re a product designer, UX designer, or similar, and are looking to build and manage design teams within a Lean framework
  • You’re a product manager interested in Lean methodology to adopt more efficient, dynamic, and responsive development processes
  • You’re a product manager, CEO, or CTO who is looking to make your organization more responsive to your customer’s wants and needs toward the goal of creating ever-better products


  • You should be familiar with product design concepts and general practices (useful but not required)

Materials or downloads needed in advance: None