After the application of Lean Management in production, the Lean philosophy has been successfully implemented in many other areas. Through lean methods,processes in manufacturing were designed free of waste and through Lean Construction on-site installation follows the customer pace. Actually the Lean approach swaps also increasingly on indirect areas such as Engineering and Product Development. A rising cost sensitivity in product development, even shorter product life cycles and partly unsynchronized processes between R&D and manufacturing madeLean Product Development (LPD)interesting. This research showsan Axiomatic Design based approach to deduce a catalogue of design guidelinesfor the design of Lean Product Development processes. Based on these guidelines, generally applicable process templates for LPD should beelaborated for lean product development processes.