Presentations

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Value Stream Mapping

Materials to Download

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Extras

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1.

Improvement Kata

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2.

Coaching

Kata

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3.

Kata Creates

Culture

5.

Getting

Started

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6.

Challenge

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What is

a Kata?

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4.

Neuroscience

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Value Stream Mapping

& the Improvement Kata

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TOYOTA

KATA

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VSM helps provide a sense of direction

VSM + the Improvement Kata = Aligning & Connecting

Example from a U.S. Company

Learning to See (which I co-authored with John Shook and Jim Womack), is the

instruction manual for a great tool:  Value Stream Mapping (VSM).  We've not found

another tool that works as well for analyzing and designing flows at the system level.


Value Stream Mapping is a perfect fit with the Improvement Kata.  In many cases

current-state value stream mapping is used for grasping the current condition at

the value stream level, and future-state mapping is used for establishing the target

condition at the value-stream level.  The future-state value stream map then provides

the direction, or Challenge, for the next level down in the organization.


Take a look:  The diagram below depicts how the four steps of the Improvement Kata

pattern are utilized at each level of an organization.  As indicated by the red arrows,

the target condition defined at one level typically becomes the direction for the next

level down.  A future-state value stream map defines the direction in which

improvement efforts of the process teams along the value stream should aim.


Click through the three presentations below the diagram to learn more about using

value stream mapping + the Improvement Kata.