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

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2.

Coaching

Kata

The_Coaching_Kata.html
VSM.html

4.

Getting

Started

Getting_Started.html

TOYOTA

KATA

The

Improvement

Kata Exercise

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Starter Kata are deliberate practice routines you begin with, to

help you internalize the fundamentals of a new skill. TK and its

Starter Kata are for practicing scientific-thinking patterns to the

point of habit, so you can apply them easily whenever necessary.


Toyota Kata makes practicing scientific thinking pretty simple.

There are 6 Starter Kata for the learner and 2 for the coach.

Instructions are in the Toyota Kata Practice Guide.


Starter Kata are especially useful if you want to create and scale

up 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 may progress differently from

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

Toyota Kata is practice that helps bond a team or organization together.


Always remember: The goal is not the Starter Kata themselves, which get used less

as you grow proficient, but the new habits of thinking & acting that practicing them

leaves behind. Once you internalize those scientific-thinking fundamentals you can

build on them and evolve your own approach. Eventually each organization finds their

own style, their own way, while the underlying scientific-thinking patterns remain intact.

Simple practice routines to help you start 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

This visual nicely illustrates the purpose of Starter Kata: