The Boeing 787 Development Story

Today, the Boeing 787 is a successful product, with production rates at 12 units/month, and a total of 521 flying just over 5 years from launch. By comparison, in 49 years of production, Boeing built 1,528 units of the 747. And, … Continue reading

Project Manager Versus Chief Engineer: What’s The Difference?

Question put to Michael Ballé in his Gemba Coach column: Management wants us to start lean in product development, but refuses to consider the difference in roles between our current project manager and a chief engineer – how important is … Continue reading