Supporting Materials  (many items - scroll down)

3.

Kata Creates

Culture

5.

The TK

Starter Kata

Kata_Creates_Culture.html
The_TK_Starter_Kata.html

Value Stream Mapping

Supporting Materials

Extras

Extras.html

1.

Improvement Kata

The_Improvement_Kata.html

Challenge

Challenge.html

2.

Coaching

Kata

The_Coaching_Kata.html
VSM.html

4.

Getting

Started

Getting_Started.html

TOYOTA

KATA

The

Improvement

Kata Exercise

The_IK_Exercise.html
Homepage.html
 

The online IK & CK basics course

This interactive self-paced course is designed to prepare

you and your team for practice, by developing basic

understanding of the Improvement Kata and Coaching

Kata. The 166-minute course has 11 modules, 7 quizzes,

a case example, and features Jeffrey Liker. Available in

English and Spanish at www.kata.teachable.com.

This course features Mark Rosenthal teaching a

complete IK/CK course, and is like having Mark

there teaching your teams with you. 42 videos and

the facilitator documentation make your training

sessions effective. Watch the 5-minute introduction

video here, and get the course at:

www.gembaacademy.com/school-of-lean/kata.

This book picks up where Learning to See left off. You’ve

drawn a future-state value stream map. Now how do you

turn that design into reality?


Unlike improving one process, a value stream design

entails change in multiple departments, processes and

teams. Based on real cases, this book shows how Kata-

practicing organizations coordinate and align that effort.

TKC takes Toyota Kata to the level of organization management.


An illustrated example shows how the learner/coach roles and the IK/CK patterns repeat

at each level, to connect organization members in structure, language, and a way of working.


For a quick overview, click here to read the TKC Preface -->

Anyone interested in Toyota Kata should have a

five-question card. Use it to help you think and act

more scientifically every day. Two ways to get it:


• Click the card at right to buy 5Q cards  -->


• Or get a free pdf print template here.

  1. (2) TOYOTA KATA CULTURE (TKC)

  2. A follow-on book to Learning to See

The original research report from 2009. This book is the full background on the Toyota Kata topic. It lays out the original findings of our research into Toyota’s unique management system. If you want some management history and Lean/Agile detail, this one is for you. Highly popular.

  1. TOYOTA KATA (TK)

If you buy only one TK book this is the one to get. Lessons

and instructions from 10 years of experience with practice

of the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata in hundreds

of organizations.


Part I summarizes the Toyota Kata research and gives a

subject-matter overview. Parts II and III provide everything

you need to practice the Improvement Kata and Coaching

Kata. Fully illustrated, the TKPG has instructions and

examples for all the Starter Kata and is the how-to manual

for both the learner and the coach.


Click here to read the TKPG Introduction -->

  1. (1) TWO KEY BOOKS:

(3) THE FIVE COACHING KATA QUESTIONS CARD

Click the icon to download:

You can preview the slides here

The slides can also be downloaded

via SlideShare

(6) TOYOTA KATA SLIDES & GRAPHICS  (14 MB)

This set of Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata

slides in PowerPoint format includes many graphics

and can save you time. Use them in your own training

and presentations, and adjust them however you like.

Click the icon to download

the PowerPoint slides -->

(5) OVERVIEW OF THE TOYOTA KATA STARTER KATA  (8 MB)

You can preview the slides here

The slides can also be downloaded

via SlideShare

This short PowerPoint file explains the Starter Kata

approach to skill-building practice and includes copier

templates for all the Toyota Kata scientific-thinking

Starter Kata. Several of the slides are useful for

making presentations on the TK topic.

Click on each item to download (pdf format):

(4) QUICK REFERENCES TO DOWNLOAD

These Toyota Kata reference sheets summarize key information on one page.

Improvement Kata description

Improvement Kata roadmap

Starter-Kata flowchart

Improvement Kata poster (a must-have)

What is scientific thinking?

Storyboard detail

Starter Kata for the learner

Starter Kata for the coach

  1. THE TOYOTA KATA PRACTICE GUIDE (TKPG)

Improvement Kata zine

(7) TWO ONLINE IK & CK COURSES

  1. • A compact basics course (3 hours)

  2. • A full training course (42 videos)

Best wishes for

your practicing!

(8) VIDEOS AND SLIDE DECKS

The Gemba Academy online TK course