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THE ROLE OF 'CHALLENGE' IN THE IMPROVEMENT KATA
By: By Tyler Fife & Julie Simmons | August 1, 2015
The first step of the Improvement Kata, "Understand the Direction or Challenge," is often overlooked, yet it is the important context for the three steps that follow. In this Summer's Kata video, Tyler Fife of BiAmp Systems in Portland, OR defines what a Challenge is, how it fits in and what happens when you skip over this step of the IK pattern. Future-State Mapping is one good way to define your Challenge. More »
KATA SUMMIT KEYNOTE: JEFF LIKER
By: By Jeffrey Liker | June 1, 2015
In this 16-minute video from February's Kata Summit, Professor Jeff Liker gives a revealing personal discussion of Toyota Kata from the perspective of his long-term study of Toyota. It's an informative presentation for anyone in the Lean community. More »