Improvement Kata improved?

Emil Vikström

Emil Vikström

Agile management consultant at Avega Group
I work as advisor and coach to leaders and development teams.

My specialities are efficiency in IT, leadership, management innovation and people development
Emil Vikström
Toyota Kata or Improvement Kata including the Coaching Kata can be said to be a method to coach people into discovering solutions for themselves rather than getting the final answer from someone else, like a manager. This way the organizational capacity for...

Learning A3 For Lean/Agile Coaches

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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A3 is a powerful improvement method, founded on a structured thinking process, errorproofed using a semi-formal report format. It is effective as the framework of Improvement Kata, and is the engine driving improvements through the Everyday Lean Model. This is a...

Frequent Repetition: The Key to Learning Improvement

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Lean Improvement is a complex skill, requiring new instincts and new behaviours. Effectively learning how to do it takes regular frequent exercise. Walking is a remarkably tough thing to do. Think about it — you’re essentially pushing yourself off balance and...

Katas in Code and Coaching

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Kata (Japanese for form or pattern) are an exercise where the novice repeatedly tries to emulate a master. Kata and other artificial exercises form a large part of the work done by a karate novice. They practice for hour after hour. Once you get some way into your...