How does a company produce bathtubs in an agile way?
My background includes a long experience as a manager in the Software and Machinery Industry. I worked in USA and India leading distributed teams in advanced software projects (CAD/CAM, PLM, Industrial Automation, Plant Control and Supervision). As a coach I am now trying to help organizations to change embracing Agile and Lean values and principles. I am a WIP limit addict :) and a KCP
Visiting Business Influencer and Linchpin. My motto is that of NannyMcPhee: "When you need me, but do not want me, I must stay. When you want me, but no longer need me, then I have to go."
After significant downsizing, a traditional top-down org started to apply agile/lean to their product development. Starting there with Kanban for Portfolio Management, even other departments started to adopt Agile/Lean principles: all in a non-software context!
Gaetano Mazzanti gave a talk at Agile2012 in Dallas yesterday, where he told the interesting story of a successful transition.