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Reading List

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Value Stream Mapping

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Improvement Kata

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Coaching

Kata

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Kata Creates

Culture

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Getting

Started

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Challenge

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What Are

Starter Kata?

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Neuroscience

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TOYOTA

KATA

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Value Stream Mapping

and Toyota Kata

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VSM provides a sense of direction

and TK gets you there

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.


Toyota Kata Culture is my follow-on publication to Learning to See.  Once you have

a future-state map, TKC shows you how to make what it depicts a reality.


VSM is a perfect fit with the Improvement Kata ... for grasping the current condition

and establishing a target condition at the value-stream level, as shown in the diagram

below from page 22 of TKC.  The future-state value stream map then provides direction

to align individual improvement efforts. The future-state map defines the direction in

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


Click through the presentations below to learn more about using value stream mapping

and the Improvement Kata.