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.
Learn the origin and definition of the obeya method, where the obeya method can be applied, what are its benefits, and the fundamental principles required for its success.
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.