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GA 423 | Lean and Human-Centered Design with Michael Parent

By Jessica Bush Updated on May 6th, 2022

This week’s guest is Michael Parent. Ron and Michael discussed human-centered design and how it intersects with lean. Michael also talked about his book, The Lean Innovation Cycle.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Michael (2:17)
  • Michael’s background (3:41)
  • About human-centered design (5:15)
  • Why Michael became interested in this (8:40)
  • The role of change management (15:01)
  • About The Lean Innovation Cycle (17:50)
  • Advice for practicing lean and human-centered design (23:23)

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