Toyota Kata – habits for continuous improvements Lean IT Summit 2013

In October I had the great opportunity to be part of the 3rd Lean IT Summit in Paris. On the second day of the conference I talked about Toyota Kata – habits for continuous improvements.

Below you can find the recording of that talk and my slides.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

What are the habits, or routines, you need to put in place to continuously strive for excellence? How do we create a culture of continuous improvement?

In this session you will learn about continuous improvement routines that help you close the gap between your current condition and you desired future state. You will learn how you can probe through the unknown in small deliberate steps. You will also be introduced to the leadership routines to build a continuous improvement culture. These routines are what we call Toyota Kata.

The Lean Agile roundtable at Lean IT Summit 2013

In October I had the great opportunity to be part of the 3rd Lean IT Summit in Paris. This conference was really one of the highlight of my 2013 conference season.

On the second day of the conference I had the great opportunity to be part of the Lean Agile roundtable. The participants of the panel was (from the left) Pierre Pezziardi, Steve Bell , me, Mike Orzen, Michael Ballé, Daniel T Jones, Regis Medina, Takashi Tanaka, Laurent Bossavit, and Antoine Contal (moderator). Below is the recording of the roundtable. Please enjoy.