This four-hour class uses a puzzle building simulation to teach the 4-step pattern of the Improvement Kata. Attendees will practice Grasping the Current Condition, Establishing a Target Condition, and using PDCA to experiment towards the established Target Condition. Additionally, attendees will practice two Coaching rounds using information gathered in Current Condition, Target Condition, and experimentation.
- Learn how the Improvement Kata differs from other Lean approaches
- Understand the 4-Step Improvement Kata pattern and practice within three of the four steps
- Practice two Coaching routines: One during Grasping the Current Condition and the second after a Target Condition has been established
- Understand the role of Learner and Coach and the responsibilities of each
Audience: Those who are new to the Kata approach who want to learn the improvement pattern or those who would benefit from a refresher. Additionally, it’s for those who want to learn the coaching model and incorporate it into the Kata pattern.
Prerequisite: Intro to Lean or equivalent experience. Intro to the Improvement Kata is also suggested. Attendees should have a sense of the importance of flow and some of the tools used to produce flow when creating a Target Condition.
4 hours; in person (Capacity = 20)