Since being identified through research in the 1990s as a key enabler of Toyota’s new product development approach, the obeya method has gained popularity as a visual management system. Today the obeya method is applied to improve communication and performance in large, complex efforts such as project management, launching new services and products, business operations management, and strategy deployment.
Obeya for Lean Product Development
Learn the benefits of Lean new product development and how to use the obeya method to achieve them. See examples of the eight typical sections of a lean product development room in the obeya style and how they create a routine for communication, decision-making and problem-solving.
Issue Breakdown For Obeya
Learn how an obeya incorporates the Issue Breakdown process to identify, deaggregate, organize and address technical challenges. Commonly used in lean product development and other high-complexity or high-novelty project situations, Issue Breakdown helps to identify and plan for risks. Issue Breakdown also plays a key role in the creation of reusable knowledge.