The Agile Family?

Yesterday’s “This will never work” becomes today’s “Wow! Why didn’t we think of this before?!” In the 80’s we heard that Toyota’s management practices will never work in the US. Toyota (and many others) went on to demonstrate how American workers were perfect for the Toyota Production System (known generically as ‘lean’). Then we heard that “Lean works in manufacturing, but it will never work in a human process.” Then a group of tech guys in 2001 got together and agreed on the Agile Manifesto. In this TED Talk, Bruce Feiler tells how he’s adapted Agile concepts to his household routine.

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