Re: [agile-usability] Creativity and agile
- Hi Glen,
Was referring to the people who are responsible for design and the people who are responsible for manufacturing, not the physical production line. But we digress (I think) - the key point is that I keep talking to designers who see what they do as Agile simply because they are iterating on their design concepts. While that is all good and well, it is still work that is done separate and away from that of those who build the product. Unless their work is integrated, unless they are actually working together, the practice does not take full advantage of what makes Agile powerful. -Anders
On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 1:11 PM, <glen.alleman@...> wrote:
Andres,You need to be careful here. Integrated with manufacturing has varying definitions. At Toyota the Camry production line is NOT a test bed for new releases of the Camry.
--- On Tue, 12/8/09, Anders Ramsay <andersr@...> wrote:
From: Anders Ramsay <andersr@...>
Subject: Re: [agile-usability] Creativity and agile
To: "agile-usability" <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 5:29 AM
IDEO certainly has an *iterative* practice, but Agile? Their iterations, as far as I know, do not include creation of the actual product. The product they produce is something that is handed off to the people who actually build the product, often a highly detailed specification document. In other words, iterative design by itself does not an Agile practice make. For that to be the case, the design work needs to be integrated with the engineering or manufacturing of the product a la TPS.2009/12/3 Flávio Steffens de Castro <flavio.steffens@...>
I just posted in my blog (www.agileway.com.br) a video about the IDEO creative process. The video is from ABC and was recorded in 1999. You can note that most of the process and culture is "agile based" - even that I didn't think that they knew about agile that time hehe
It's very good to take a look in the video and think about what lessions we can learn from their process.
Oh, tomorrow I will post another video from the IDEO CEO in TED 2008 speaking about creativity again. You can visit my blog to see or just found it in TED website.
Hope you like it :)
(don't bother about the subtitles or the portuguese texts. The videos are in english)
Flavio Steffens de Castro
A filosofia agile no dia-a-dia