Getting Started

TK-IK Practice Guide
Start here! Whether you are new to lean or an experienced practitioner, but new to kata, read Toyota Kata and then check out the Toyota Kata web site, where the author has made free of charge all of his latest material, including a 400 slide practice guide.

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Visit IHI’s “How to Improve” page for their tips on how to get started:

IHI uses the Model for Improvement as the framework to guide improvement work. The Model for Improvement,* developed by Associates in Process Improvement, is a simple, yet powerful tool for accelerating improvement. This model is not meant to replace change models that organizations may already be using, but rather to accelerate improvement.

Learn about the fundamentals of the Model for Improvement and testing changes on a small scale using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles.