The Toyota Kata Starter Kata

3.

Kata Creates

Culture

5.

The TK

Starter Kata

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Value Stream Mapping

Supporting Materials

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Extras

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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
 

Starter Kata are practice routines you begin with, to internalize

the fundamentals of a new skill. The goal is not the Starter Kata

themselves, which get used less as you grow more proficient, but

the patterns of thinking & acting that practicing them leaves behind.


TK and its Starter Kata are for practicing a scientific way of acting

and thinking, particularly at the start. Over time a successful

deployment of Toyota Kata may not look like Toyota Kata. Each

organization can build upon the fundamental scientific-thinking

skills they develop with TK to develop their own style and way,

with the underlying scientific-thinking patterns remaining intact.


Instructions for the TK Starter Kata are in the Toyota Kata Practice Guide. Practicing

them is a way to develop scientific-thinking skills in your team. Once you learn their

fundamental patterns you’ll be able to build on that, develop your own scientific-thinking

way, and apply it to the pursuit of nearly any goal.


Starter Kata make skill and mindset transferrable, scaleable, and speed up learning.

They are especially useful when you want to create a shared way of thinking and

acting — a deliberate culture — among a group of people, because everyone begins

with the same fundamentals and language. Each learner progresses differently from

that starting point, while the next new learner begins with the same Starter Kata.

Practice routines that speed up learning scientific thinking

Learn more about the Toyota Kata

Starter Kata with this SlideShare -->


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A Starter Kata

In this 3-minute video Professor Jeffrey

Liker discusses the role of Starter Kata