The Improvement Kata is a routine for moving from the current situation to the new situation in a creative, directed, meaningful way.
- Vision or Direction
- Understanding of Current Condition
- Defining the Target Condition
- Uncovering Obstacles While Working Toward Target Condition
The Improvement Kata builds on what is discovered along the way. Teams using the Improvement Kata learn and adapt based on what they’ve discovered while on their journey to reaching their Target Condition.
The Coaching Kata is a practice routine for teaching the Improvement Kata pattern.
As with every skill, practicing should be done under regular observation of an experienced coach. Without coaching we lose our way and don’t practice the correct pattern, or become inefficient in our practice.
Once Improvement Kata is learned, the Coaching Kata develops your skill for teaching the Improvement Kata pattern in everyday work environments. The Coaching Kata is a practice routine specifically for teaching a scientific working pattern like the Improvement Kata.
The core practice routine of the Coaching Kata is Coaching Cycles. One coaching cycle involves the Coach asking the Five Coaching Kata Questions of the learner while using the PDCA Cycles Record. This is done daily at a regularly scheduled time.
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