The Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) at MIT:

  • Is a network of world-class MIT researchers and experts in a wide range of fields.
  • Serves as a neutral broker with extensive links across academia, industry, and government.
  • Offers multiple years of experience, a deep enterprise knowledge base, and expertise that spans multiple domains, including industry, military, and healthcare.
  • Has a successful history of developing and applying unique enterprise tools and techniques to enterprise challenges in military organizations.
  • Includes a unique international consortium of international universities and colleges, the LAI Educational Network (EdNet).

Recent Submissions

  • The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs 

    Oehmen, Josef; Oppenheim, Bohdan W.; Secor, Deborah; Norman, Eric; Rebentisch, Eric; e.a. (Joint MIT‐PMI‐INCOSE Community of Practice on Lean in Program Management, 2012-05)
    This document provides the findings of the Joint MIT‐PMI‐INCOSE Lean in Program Management Community of Practice that are based on a 1‐year project executed during 2011 and 2012. The community was made up of selected subject ...
  • Value Creation Through Integration Workshop 

    Warmkessel, Joyce (2002-01-30)
  • Preliminary Observations on Program Instability 

    Rebentisch, Eric (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996-10-10)
    This white paper reports emerging findings at the end of Phase I of the Lean Aircraft Initiative in the Policy focus group area. Specifically, it provides details about research on program instability. Its objective is ...

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