Toyota’s software development practice not as advanced as it’s manufacturing.

In a blog post titled Toyota’s journey from Waterfall to Lean Software development, Henrik Kniberg describes his visit to Toyota in April 2009.

It appears they were using waterfall, and had only begun investigatin the pros and cons of Agile.

We look to their manufacturing side for insight into Agile software development, and yet they aren’t doing that themselves. Very interesting.

It appears they’re finding the waterfall process doesn’t work for them (I doubt any of us are too surprised), and they’re investigating other options.

Perhaps this explains some of the issues we now see with software in cars…

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