Lean and Agile software development can help your organisation deliver early and often, but this is not sufficient. Without clear and transparent alignment on a strategy, the organisation might still just end up keeping itself busy and not achieving the desired results.
Making your strategy happen involves two major, symbiotic components: strategy alignment and strategy execution.
Aligning on the right strategy can be a challenge in today’s complex world. Hoshin Kanri is an approach to meeting this challenge by drawing for the collective brain trust in your organisation.
Organisations also need to become laboratories: constantly running experiments, generating learning, and applying that learning to continually progress towards their strategy. In this session, you will learn how to create this symbiosis of strategy alignment and strategy execution using Hoshin Kanri and Toyota Kata as one system.
Here are the slides from my Toyota Kata Puzzle experience workshop that I ran atthe Lean Digital Summit in Lisbon 2018-10-19
Here are my slides from my talk KATA – Habits for Lean learning at Agile Australia 2016 in Melbourne.
Learn how to build a Lean learning culture at every level of your organisation. In this presentation from the LEGO enthusiast and Agile Coach at King Hakan Forss, you will discover how the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata can form the foundational habits of a Lean learning organisation. You will be introduced to two core habits and how they will help you to create an organisation of learners that will improve your business.
I had the great please to have parts of my session Toyota kata in knowledge work to be featured in the Toyota Kata PodCast episode 7 as Toyota Kata – Habits for Continuous Learning and Improvement.
You can listen and sign up for the podCast here or listen directly to episode 7 here.
You can also watch the video version produced by Mike Rother.
A big thank you to Mark Graban and Mike Rother for all the work of editing and the new and improved SlideDeck.
I’m honored to be interviewed by long time friend Sami Honkonen on his great podcast called Boss Level.
In this interview Sami and I discuss the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata that is part of the Toyota Kata.
Listen to the podcast episode here
This is a story of a teams Improvement Kata journey. You will see how they transitioned from a scooter to a race bike.
This presentation was given as part of the KataSummit 2015 Software Practitioners Panel in Fort Lauderdale 2015-02-19
This is my slides from the European LEAN EDUCATOR Conference 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany.
In this session I reflected on the use of Toyota Kata in knowledge work. It is not a complete description of how to do Toyota Kata in knowledge work. It is me sharing with other Lean Educator of similarities and difference of using Toyota Kata in knowledge work compared to manufacturing. I also reflected on how I use storytelling and LEGO illustration to communicate.
For a more detailed description of Toyota Kata please see for example:
And here you can find all my Toyota Kata posts