As I mentioned in a previous post, I am right now in Japan with 4 colleagues from Crisp, a few consultants from BestBrains in Denmark, Mary & Tom Poppendieck, Gabrielle Benefield, and some other Lean & Agile enthusiasts. We are visiting Toyota and other interesting companies. It is especially interesting to look behind the scenes of less well-known areas such as how Toyota does software & product development.
Here is our running logbook with our agenda, notes from our daily Hansei (reflection) + links to related blog entries.
We will be adding raw info to this page as we go along.
UPDATE (2009-04-22): sorry, the above document is no longer public. The info there was too raw and subject to misinterpretation. I’ll add more info about the trip later.
UPDATE (2009-06-27): Here are some mindmaps summarizing key observations and learning points from the trip.