5.

Getting

Started

Links and

Reading List

Video Tools

Supporting Materials

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Extras

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1.

Improvement Kata

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2.

Coaching

Kata

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3.

Kata Creates

Culture

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6.

Challenge

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Value Stream Mapping

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What Are

Starter Kata?

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4.

Neuroscience

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TOYOTA

KATA

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Get Started Practicing

the Improvement Kata Pattern

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UTILIZE THE ONLINE IK/CK COURSE.  Jeff Liker’s

“Online IK/CK Basics Course” is designed to prepare you

for practice, not to take the place of practice. It’s 3 hours

of interactive material in 11 modules. More information

at this link (or click the thumbnail image):


www.kata.teachable.com

WATCH conference presentations on the IK/CK YouTube Channel,

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A STUDY GROUP - Some reading options:


• Read through buttons 1-6 of this website

• Part I of the Toyota Kata Practice Guide

• The Talent Code (about acquiring new skills)

• Toyota Kata (the original book about IK/CK)

TAKE AN INTRODUCTORY IK/CK COURSE.  An excellent

course is offered by the University of Michigan (link to the right).

Many Lean consulting and training organizations also offer IK/CK

courses.  Search on “Toyota Kata Training” or “Improvement Kata

Training,” and check with your regional Manufacturing Extension

Partnership (NIST-MEP) affilliate.

STEP I.  Familiarize Yourself with the IK/CK Topic


A good place to start is to study the topic and see if it’s right for you.  The Improvement

Kata is not a problem-solving method but a process of skill development.  Suggestions:

Your instruction manual is the

Toyota Kata Practice Guide.

This SlideShare summarizes some of our experiences and lessons-learned from

deploying the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata in various organizations.


If you want to go beyond just improvement projects (which often slip back) and

move forward as a team please review this document.

STEP II.  Start Practicing the IK/CK Starter Kata

If you personally would like to learn the Improvement Kata pattern, find another

person to practice together with you, so you can coach one another.


If you want to bring the Improvement Kata into your team or organization, put

together a small “Advance Group,” meaning they are the ones who go first.

This is a team of 3-5 people, including a senior person, who will later shepherd

deployment of the Improvement Kata.  To be able to fulfill that role the Advanced

Group members are the first to start practicing the Improvement Kata routines.

Click on the books to visit

their Amazon.com pages

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