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
 

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 a single process, a value stream design

involves several departments & processes, and many people.

Based on real cases, this book shows how Kata-practicing

organizations coordinate and align that effort, and sharpen

their scientific-thinking skills at the same time.


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

This book focuses on implementation, showing anyone

how to make scientific-thinking skill building work in their

organization. Fully illustrated, it provides instructions and

examples for all the Starter Kata, which you can build on

to align with the needs of your company. It’s the how-to

manual for both the learner and the coach.


Part I gives a subject-matter overview. Parts II

and III provide everything you need to practice

the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata.


Click here to read the TKPG Introduction -->

  1. TOYOTA KATA (TK)

  1. (1) THE ESSENTIAL TOYOTA KATA BUNDLE - Two key books

  1. THE TOYOTA KATA PRACTICE GUIDE (TKPG)

This book is the original research report from 2009, giving the full background

on the Toyota Kata topic. It lays out our findings about the scientific-thinking

skill practice that has driven Toyota’s success for decades. If you want some

management history and Lean/Agile detail, this one is for you. Highly popular.

  1. (2) TOYOTA KATA CULTURE (TKC)

  2. A matched set with Learning to See

• Click the card to buy 5Q cards  -->

• Or get a free pdf print template here.

Anyone interested in Toyota Kata should

have a five-question card. Use it to help

you think and act more scientifically

every day.

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.

The online IK & CK basics course

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 at right -->, and get the course at:

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

(3) TOOLS FOR YOUR PRACTICE

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

Improvement Kata zine

Best wishes for

your practicing!

(8) VIDEOS AND SLIDE DECKS

The Gemba Academy online TK course

(7) TWO ONLINE IK & CK COURSES

  1. • Compact basics course (3 hours)

  2. • Comprehensive training course (42 videos)

The Five Coaching Kata Questions Card

More Tools (click each to download)

Storyboard Format

Experimenting Record

Obstacle Parking Lot