One of many lean tools employed by Goodyear in its innovation process is visual planning. Every release and every learning cycle is planned on a visual planning board, identified by a sticky note. The planning is done according to available capacity and at a weekly cadence. Any deviation from the plan is shown visibly, and all problems are resolved in regular short huddles (stand-up meetings) with all the stakeholders. Pictured here, left to right, are Goodyear associates Rachel Graves, development engineer; Juan Fernandez, senior development engineer; and John Paul Pinciotti, development engineer.