RE: The Boeing Mind Map story

Subject: RE: The Boeing Mind Map story
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 07:38:02 -0400

Hi Janice,

Thanks for the sleuthing! I don't think these case studies include the
story I'm looking for. I suspect it's either apocryphal or heavily

Happy Tuesday,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Janice Gelb
> Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 5:45 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: The Boeing Mind Map story
> Dan Goldstein wrote:
> > I've seen versions of this story on various Web sites: Using a
> > 25-foot-long Mind Map, 100 Boeing engineers were able to learn a
> > particular process in a few weeks, instead of a few years
> -- thereby
> > saving $11 million.
> >
> > I wasn't able to find as reputable a source as, say, a Boeing press
> > release or a newspaper article with quoted sources. Most of
> the sites
> > I found with this story were trying to sell something. Does anyone
> > know for sure if it really happened? Any Beignets on this list?
> >
> Couldn't find anything from Boeing itself but I did find what
> appears to be a pretty well-sourced article about how this
> technique was used at Boeing:

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