The first announcement of the association immediately went viral, clearly showing a need for an Obeya home base. “That’s when we started building the community to develop and professionalize Obeya practices. First, we ensured that everyone was speaking the same language when it comes to Obeya. One of the things this has resulted inis the eleven Obeya Principles framework that now forms theoretical basis for Obeya . Also, the Obeya Association organizes an annual Obeya summit where experts speak and case studies are discussed. For deeper learning, the organization offers a library of templates, articles, and training modules.
Quint has helped organizations with visual management over the past few years and uses Obeya more and more. “Quint advises large and complex organizations on Obeya in both Agile environments and organizational change processes.
Currently, Quint is one of the largest educators in this field, both online and live. It is good to have a common basis for quality, just like in the past with ITIL, Lean and Agile/Scrum,” according to Roelof Douwstra, founding partner of Quint. “If you want to train people, you need to do it right and offer certification. We are examining how to set this up and move towards qualitative standardization. Nothing is cast in stone yet, but it shows what it takes to reach a certain level. We appreciate that the Obeya Association has stepped up to develop a policy. Now everyone knows ‘this is what we mean with Obeya’. They succeed in bringing this to the international stage as an independent organization.
Quint is one of the first partners, and we would like to contribute our knowledge and expertise. There was a huge click from the moment we first came together, and this is an excellent basis for in-depth collaboration.”