Presentations

Links and Video

Materials to Download

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Extras

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1.

Improvement Kata

The_Improvement_Kata.html

What is

a Kata?

What_is_a_Kata.html

Value Stream Mapping

VSM.html

2.

Coaching

Kata

The_Coaching_Kata.html

3.

Kata Creates

Culture

5.

Getting

Started

Kata_Creates_Culture.html
Getting_Started.html

6.

Challenge

Challenge.html

4.

Neuroscience

Neuroscience.html

Materials to Download  (5 Items)

Links_and_Video.html

TOYOTA

KATA

Homepage.html
 

Kata Slides and Graphics (10 MB)

Click the icon to download

This application & practice guide for the Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata

is being created open-source.  It includes:


  1. --> An explanation of the scientific Improvement Kata pattern

  2. --> Practice routines for the 4 steps of the Improvement Kata pattern

  3. --> Practice routines for the Coaching Kata (for teaching the IK)

  4. --> Many lessons and details from our experiences

  5. --> All the practice forms used by the Learner, Coach and 2nd Coach


The Handbook is updated periodically and is intended to support persons who are teaching,

practicing or interested in the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata patterns.  While we develop and

test the contents of the Improvement Kata Handbook its latest version is here for you to download

and use.  Join us in developing scientific skills and mindset!  (See COPYRIGHT information below.)

(3) Three Key Tools for Practicing

(4) Example of the Coaching Process Throughout an Organization

This SlideShare presents the best picture we have so far of what the Improvement

Kata / Coaching Kata process looks like when it’s established in an organization.

This is particularly useful since you can see what one is working toward and why.

Use these tools when you practice the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata:

  1. Learner’s storyboard

  2. 5-Question Card

  3. PDCA Cycles Record

(5) The Improvement Kata Reference Guide and Poster

The IK Reference Guide condenses key Improvement Kata information onto one page.  The IK poster is useful as a “you are here” map.

(2) Kata Slides and Graphics

This collection of basic Improvement Kata

and Coaching Kata slides is in PowerPoint format.  You can incorporate them

into your own training and presentations, and adjust them however you like.

You can preview the slides here

The slides can also be downloaded

from SlideShare

The Improvement Kata

Reference Guide

and Flowchart

Three Key Tools

for Practicing

  1. • Learner's Storyboard

  2. • 5-Question Card

  3. • PDCA Cycles Record

Click the card to download all 3 (pdf format)

Example of the Coaching Process Throughout an Organization

To download a pdf

of this SlideShare

click here (15 MB File)

Click on each item

to download

Instructions for

assembling

the Handbook -->

The Improvement Kata Handbook is

Copyright © 2014 by Mike Rother, all

rights reserved.


You are free to copy and use these

materials as long as you note the

source and copyright on each page,

but they may not be reproduced for

sale in any form.

The Improvement Kata Handbook

Now at Version 28.0

PART I:  GETTING STARTED

PART III:  THE COACHING KATA

PART II:  PRACTICE ROUTINES FOR THE IK

Copyright © 2014 By Mike Rother

Appendix

Here are the Handbook Chapters

Preface

Introduction

The

Improvement

Kata Pattern

Guidelines

for Practicing

Roles and

Structure for

Daily Practice

Useful

Forms

STEP 1:

STEP 2:

STEP 3:

STEP 4:

Guidelines

for IK

Coaches

Practice

Routine:

Coaching

Cycles

Understand

the Direction

(Challenge)

Grasp the

Current

Condition

Establish the

Next Target

Condition

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/Preface.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/Introduction.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/Practice_Guidelines.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/Roles_and_Structure.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/Direction.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/Analysis.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/TC.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/Appendix.pdf

Iterate Toward

the Target

Condition

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/PDCA.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/About_the_IK.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/Coaching_Kata_1.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/Coaching_Kata_2.pdf

COPYRIGHT Information:

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to download (pdf format)

Best wishes for

your practicing!

  1. (1) THE IMPROVEMENT KATA HANDBOOK

  2. Practicing foundational skills for scientific thinking