Re-thinking Lean Service

Posted by John Seddon  on  Jan 03, 2010 4 Posted by John Seddon Follow 0 Followers  on  Jan 03, 2010 4

Taiichi Ohno discovered some counter-intuitive truths as he developed the Toyota System. Similar counter-intuitive truths wait to be discovered by leaders of service organisations.


The Development of a New Car at Toyota

Posted by Kenji Hiranabe  on  Aug 13, 2008 3 Posted by Kenji Hiranabe Follow 2 Followers  on  Aug 13, 2008 3

Kenji Hiranabe talks about Toyota's development process of a new car. Kenji shares his experience meeting Nobuaki Katayama, former Chief Engineer at Toyota, and the lessons he learned from him.


Mary Poppendieck on The Role of Leadership in Software Development

Posted by Mary Poppendieck  on  Nov 27, 2007 3 Posted by Mary Poppendieck Follow 0 Followers  on  Nov 27, 2007 3

This 90-minute talk reviewed 20th century theories, including Toyota and Deming, and addressed "the matrix problem", alignment, waste cutting, standards and "balance sheet thinking".

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The Roots of Scrum

Posted by Jeff Sutherland  on  Sep 20, 2006 1 Posted by Jeff Sutherland Follow 2 Followers  on  Sep 20, 2006 1

For 60 minutes Jeff Sutherland covers Scrum from creation to its use at Xerox, Honda, WildCard, Lexus, Google. He looks at Scrum types A, B C, and confirms that Kent Beck used Scrum practices for XP.

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