With thanks to David Joyce for sharing an article today Learning to lead Toyota …
All my perceived learnings and value of the Toyota story have just been thrown up in the air. Not to say the what I knew was not of value and the lessons no longer valid, but I now realise the magnitude of the learnings available are far greater when you look under the hood.
Through this one section all is revealed;
“…….the explicit specification of how work is going to be done before it is performed—is coupled with testing work as it is being done. The end result is that gaps between what is expected and what actually occurs become immediately evident.”
With that we see the influence on Agile, Lean Start up and our validated learning techniques …..