Examining the Roots of Agile
Satoshi Kuroiwa, Kiro Harada and Kenji Hiranabe
Nov 03, 2011
How did the Toyota Production System influence the formation of Agile practices, and what advances in systems thinking can be useful to Agile thinkers today? This also interview examines the current state of software development in Japan, where waterfall processes still hold sway but Agile techniques are taking hold.
What has happened and is happening in Japan’s Agile movement
Jul 15, 2011
Kenji Hiranabe is a recipient of the 2008 Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile. He discusses the current state of Agile in Japan, and reflects on the influence that Japanese approaches (such as the Toyota Production System and Lean) have had on the Agile movement. He examines changes happening in the Japanese software industry that is creating an Agile friendly environment.
Kanban Applied to Software Development: from Agile to Lean
Jan 14, 2008
In this InfoQ article Kenji Hiranabe applies lessons learned while working with Japanese manufacturers. While many Agile teams are optimizing only a portion of the value stream, Hiranabe proposes a simple way to adapt lessons from Lean Manufacturing's "Kanban" visual tracking system to make process visible to more of the organization, for better communication and process improvement.
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Presentation: The Development of a New Car at Toyota by Abel Avram Posted on Aug 14, 2008 3
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Agile Kanban: Visual Tracking Beyond the Team Room by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Posted on Jan 16, 2008 8
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