Obeya is the Japanese word for "large room".
The rationale of the Obeya, by reducing meetings and individual discussions, is to boost the delivering of products that satisfy clients and accelerating their time-to-market through visual management and intensive collaboration.
However Obeya, as it is implemented nowadays, lacks support for distributed collaboration and have no connection with the underlying information architecture of an enterprise.
Virtual Obeya aims to establish a timeless and spaceless environment for collaborative and global product development.
A main objective of the Virtual Obeya is to accelerate value creation by offering a rich, relevant and context-specific front end supporting user collaboration across multiple tasks in product development.
The interaction within the Virtual Obeya become direct and dynamics with and underling information architecture, enabling the user collaboration over distance.
The Virtual Obeya is a web-based application that allows to embed different tools within widgets. A widget is a configurable empty space that can be visualized within a specific Obeya through an URL. Therefore it is possible to embed Docs, Gantt & Pert Chart, Schedule & Issue Board, 3D CAD viewer, KPI and measurements, etc.
This project has received funding from the European Union's FP7 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 284613
and from European Unionís H2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 636868.
The Virtual Obeya has been developed by Politecnico di Milano and Holonix.
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