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List of Figures
Figure 5.1 A typical A3 layout as described in the text and used
in R&D projects ................................................................................................72
Figure 5.2 A graphic depiction of batch vs. ow processing. .................94
Figure 8.1 Critical Question Mapping is a ve-step process. ..............138
Figure 10.1 A Critical Question Map of Lean implementation
strategy. ............................................................................................................180
Figure 10.2 An example analysis of Lean penetration at three
R&D locations.................................................................................................191
Figure 10.3 A graphic depiction of the “wildre” implementation
strategy. ............................................................................................................197
Figure 10.4 e learning processes emanating from the example
Critical Question Map for Lean implementation strategy. ..................... 200
Figure 11.1a A social network map of weekly communication
patterns within a team...................................................................................214
Figure 11.1b e weekly communication social network map of
the same team as Figure 11.1a taken several months aer a Lean
value stream and Critical Question Mapping project was initiated. ......215
Figure 11.1c A social network map of the same team as Figures
11.1a and b. ......................................................................................................216
Figure 11.2 Cultural elements of Lean R&D as exemplied by the
SPOT team. .....................................................................................................217
Figure 11.3 A visual depiction of “organic fast learning” project
management of an R&D team ...................................................................... 217
Figure 11.4 Elements of the fast-learning culture in the SPOT
project. ............................................................................................................ 223

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