5.

Getting

Started

Links and

Reading List

Video Tools

Materials to Download

Materials_to_Download.html

Extras

Extras.html

1.

Improvement Kata

The_Improvement_Kata.html

2.

Coaching

Kata

The_Coaching_Kata.html

3.

Kata Creates

Culture

Kata_Creates_Culture.html

6.

Challenge

Challenge.html

Value Stream Mapping

VSM.html

What is

a Kata?

What_is_a_Kata.html

4.

Neuroscience

Neuroscience.html

TOYOTA

KATA

Homepage.html

Get Started Practicing

the Improvement Kata Pattern

Links_and_Reading_List.html
Video_Tools.html
 

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:

Review the ’How to Deploy the Improvement Kata’ SlideShare

Your instruction manual is the Improvement Kata

and Coaching Kata Practice Guide.  Get it on

the ‘Materials to Download’ page of this website.

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

actually change your organization please review this document.

STEP II.  Start Practicing, with 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.

WATCH Kata conference presentations on the IK/CK YouTube Channel.

These videos let you experience Kata presentations on your own time. -->



TAKE AN INTRODUCTORY IK/CK COURSE.  This is a great step to take!  Excellent

two-day courses are offered by the University of Michigan and the Lean Enterprise

Institute at the links below.  Many Lean consulting and training organizations also have

IK/CK courses.  Search on phrases such as “Toyota Kata Training” and “Improvement

Kata Training,” and check with your regional ‘Manufacturing Extension Partnership’ affilliate.

READ ‘Toyota Kata’ and ‘The Talent Code,’

and read through buttons 1-6 of this website.

Click on the books to visit

their Amazon.com page.

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