Supporting Materials  (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 is about deployment, showing anyone in any

environment how to start growing scientific-thinking skills.

It has instructions for the Starter Kata, which you can

build on to suit the needs of your organization. This

fully-illustrated how-to manual is for both learner and coach.


Part I is a quick subject-matter overview. Part II

provides everything you need to practice the

Improvement Kata (learner). Part III shows you

how to practice the Coaching Kata (coach).


Click here to read the TKPG Introduction -->

Anyone interested in the Toyota Kata topic should have at least these two items. The five

questions are an easy-to-learn Starter Kata. Refer to the poster and use the five-question

card – for example in meetings – to help you think and act more scientifically every day.

  1. Toyota Kata (TK)

  1. (1) TWO USEFUL TOYOTA KATA BOOKS

  1. The Toyota Kata Practice Guide (TKPG)

This book is the original research report from 2009, giving you the 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 background, this one is for you. Highly popular.

  1. (2) THE MINIMUM SETUP:  Five-Question Card + Improvement Kata Poster

Click the card to buy 5Q cards -->

Get a free pdf print template here.

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) STARTER KATA FOR YOUR PRACTICE  (In addition to the 5-question 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) BACKUP REFERENCES TO DOWNLOAD

These Toyota Kata reference sheets summarize some key information.

Improvement Kata description

Improvement Kata roadmap

Starter-Kata flowchart

Improvement Kata poster (a must-have)

What is scientific thinking?

Summary: Starter Kata for the learner

Summary: Starter Kata for the coach

Coaching Cycle Tips

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)

Storyboard Format

Experimenting Record

Obstacle Parking Lot

Click on each item to download (pdf format):