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How Toyota Does Software

Oops.

"The company changed braking system software in January as part of what it called 'constant quality improvements,' but did not say what it would do about vehicles manufactured before then."

I'm waiting for the first post from someone about how the problem is that Toyota didn't follow the Toyota Production System.

posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 10:58 AM Print
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# re: How Toyota Does Software
Paul Cowan
2/5/2010 3:42 AM
Maybe Toyota production is only applicable to software :-).

Lean is last year's scum to be replaced by next year's "Refuse Waste Development" cycle where we all develop software like bins are emptied. We put all our tasks in different bins and then take it in turns, blah, blah, blah, etc., etc., etc.

Having a one methodology fits all approach to software development is daft.

You evolve a technique.

How a car assembly production line is analgous to development is beyond me and just goes to show how developers jump on anything new.

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# re: How Toyota Does Software
jdn
2/5/2010 11:04 AM
Yeah. I mean, I like kanban and various things associated with it, but the Toyota-worship in certain areas is just weird. And don't get me even started on Deming.

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