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

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
 

Starter Kata are small and simple practice routines you begin

with, to help 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

– the new habits – that practicing them leaves behind.


TK and its Starter Kata are for practicing scientific-thinking

patterns to the point of habit, so the learner can use them

easily whenever necessary. Instructions for the TK Starter

Kata are in the Toyota Kata Practice Guide, for developing

scientific-thinking skills in your team.


Starter Kata are especially useful if 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.


Once you internalize some scientific-thinking fundamentals you can build on them

and evolve your own approach, to apply in the pursuit of nearly any goal. Over

time a successful deployment of Toyota Kata may not look like Toyota Kata. Each

organization finds their own style, their own way, while the underlying scientific-thinking

patterns remain intact.

Simple practice routines to help you speed up and scale 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