Pierre Masai, Toyota Motor Europe

Pierre Masai, Toyota Motor Europe

Hoshin Kanri literally means “Compass Management”. Its main purpose is to agree the direction at each level of the company in a way that leaves both latitude to operational units – IT included – to formulate their own plans, and to align them horizontally and vertically from the top company direction to the employees and back (“catchball process”). Pierre Masai will share insights and explain concretely how this process works at Toyota, including at the IT function he leads, but also the experiment he conducted to support the Hoshin process of any organization...
Lean Software Factory – Applying The Toyota Way to the continuous crafting of embedded evolving software

Lean Software Factory – Applying The Toy...

In 2011, Bouygues Telecom built a “software factory” to deliver software for its “boxes” (IPTV set-top boxes and internet routers). A Software Factory is a combination of tools and methods to promote automated building and testing, with a focus on configuration management. Since then, we have started a transformation journey, combining the ambition of agile software development and lean product/management culture. This talk focuses on the “factory” metaphor, since we have found that the way the software is built is as important as the software product itself...
Lean implementation and management commitment: how enthusiasm has to be nurtured

Lean implementation and management commi...

Throughout the implementation of Lean in a corporate structure the enthusiasm and drive of the individual co-workers are key. This is a resource that can be either harnessed and channeled, or squandered and lost. One of the key factors that determine how this enthusiasm is made effective, or if it is lost entirely, is management commitment to the implementation and to the Lean mindset. Here we will explore management commitment, not from a cost-benefit perspective, but from the individual success-perspective.
The power of lean thinking in a developing world

The power of lean thinking in a developi...

What can we learn from technology advances in developing economies? A 2010 United Nations study found that cell phones are one of the most effective advancements in history to lift people out of poverty. Inexpensive cellular networks help remote villagers make informed and skillful decisions on when and where to bring their products to market, and for how much. While only 4% of households in Africa have Internet access, and few have bank accounts, more than 50% have cell phones — so the cell phone becomes the channel for communication, collaboration, commerce, and...
Daniel Jones, Lean Enterprise Academy

Daniel Jones, Lean Enterprise Academy

      Biography: Founder and Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy in the U.K., Daniel T. Jones is a senior advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute, management thought leader, and mentor on applying lean process thinking to every type of business. Daniel Jones is the author, with James P. Womack, of the influential and popular management books that describe the principles and practice of lean thinking in production. These include: The Machine that Changed the World, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your...