Exercise | May 2006

Improving Performance: Boat Building Exercise

by Steven C. Wheelwright and Kerry Herman


Provides a framework for team problem solving and process improvement following concepts widely attributed to Toyota Motor Co.

Keywords: Framework; Management Practices and Processes; Problems and Challenges; Groups and Teams;


Wheelwright, Steven C., and Kerry Herman. "Improving Performance: Boat Building Exercise." Harvard Business School Exercise 606-147, May 2006.