What is an IPT? And are you doing it right?
An IPT, or Integrated Product Team, is one of the most potent tools in the Lean Engineering toolbox. It involves gathering representatives from all stakeholder organizations to form a team, declaring a value statement (or goal), a rating system, and a set of criteria to rate each idea. The next step is to brainstorm for solutions - where all ideas are included and no idea is a bad idea, not yet anyway. Then, the team systematically rates each idea in each of the agreed upon s