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MIT-PMI-INCOSE Team Receives the Shingo Prize for “The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs”

by INCOSE UMS | Jun 20, 2013

MIT-PMI-INCOSE Team Receives the Shingo Prize for “The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs” (20 Jun 13)

MIT-PMI-INCOSE Team Receives the Shingo Prize for

“The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs” 
Guide is a Joint Venture by Program Management Institute, the International Council on Systems 
Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lean Advancement Initiative

San Diego (June 20, 2013) The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence – a not-for-profit organization housed at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA – recently awarded the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for “The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs,” edited by Josef Oehmen, Ph.D.

“Receipt of the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award signifies the authors’ significant contribution to the body of knowledge surrounding operational excellence,” said Robert Miller, executive director of The Shingo Prize. “The intent is to motivate others to learn from them.”

“On behalf of PMI, I congratulate the MIT-PMI-INCOSE team on their receipt of the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for their work on ‘The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs,’” said Mark A. Langley, president and CEO of Project Management Institute. “This team clearly demonstrated the added value that can be delivered through integrated program management and systems engineering.”

By “challenging” or applying for an award, authors invite a group of accomplished professionals and trained examiners from The Shingo Prize to thoroughly review their publications. The examiners select the publications they think are worthy of recognition.

“‘The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs’ offers careful examination of effective programs and illustrates how collaboration between program managers and systems engineers, paired with the adoption of lean enablers, contribute enormously to the success of projects,” said John A. Thomas, president of INCOSE. “We’re honored that The Shingo Prize recognizes the Guide’s use of lean thinking to remove waste and deliver value to customers.”

“What I find so compelling about the Guide is that its wisdom is deeply rooted in the real-world experiences of active systems engineering practitioners,” said George Rebovich, Jr., director at The MITRE Corporation. “The Guide’s best practices and lessons learned are authentic and immediately usable. It’s a must-have resource for every program manager and systems engineer.”

The authors received the award during the opening of the 25th Annual Shingo Prize International Conference in Provo, Utah, USA, which was held from 6 to 10 May 2013. The four-day event featured a selection of workshops, plant tours of nearby businesses, keynote speakers and breakout sessions designed to provide ongoing knowledge, insights and experience for organizations in the pursuit of operational excellence.

The authors of “The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs” are: Josef Oehmen, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI); Bohdan “Bo” W. Oppenheim, Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University; Deborah Secor, Rockwell Collins; Eric Norman, Norman & Norman Consulting, Chair of PMI Standard for Program Management – Third Edition; Eric Rebentisch, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lean Advancement Initiative (MIT-LAI); Joseph A. Sopko, Siemens Corporation; Marc Steuber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Technical University of Munich; Rick Dove, Stevens Institute of Technology; Kambiz Moghaddam, Ed.D., The Boeing Company; Steve McNeal, United Launch Alliance; Mark Bowie, The Boeing Company, Industry Co-Chair of the PMI Community Of Practice (COP); Mohamed Ben-Daya, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals; Wolf Altman, Battelle; John Driessnack, Management Concepts.

The Shingo Prize of Operational Excellence is named after Japanese industrial engineer Shingeo Shingo. Dr. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world’s thought leaders in concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Business System. Drawing from Shingo’s teachings, The Shingo Prize helps companies and organizations increase their efficiency and effectiveness by developing cultures that better utilize the talents of their employees. It also recognizes organizations that demonstrate exceptional results by applying The Shingo’s Prize’s philosophy and recognizes authors who have contributed important insights and applications of its principles. For more information about The Shingo Prize or to register for the 25th Annual International Conference, visit http://www.shingoprize.org.