Are you looking back on the last 6 months thinking – “hmmm, what did we really improve”? Are you avoiding the difficult but important improvement initiatives because they seem too big to take on? Are you improving here and there but lacking a direction? Are you lacking motivation because the results of your improvement efforts are not evident and measurable? Are you becoming less, and less ambitious and process improvement seems to have plateaued? Are your strategic improvement initiatives drowning in everyday work?
If the answer is “yes” to one or more of the questions above, then Toyota Kata might be the next step for you and your company.
Toyota Kata represents a very different approach to process improvement, both in terms of setting goals and iteratively delivering measurable results. In this presentation consultant Jesper Boeg and CIO at Bankdata, Flemming Krath Engedal will share their experience from rolling out the Toyota Kata framework. The motivation behind the initiative and the journey from early pilots to an ambitious roll-out in Bankdata – ultimately including all teams and management layers in the 700-people organization.
The presentation will introduce Toyota Kata – the Theory behind and the failures and successes turning theory into practice in an IT-context. How Toyota Kata has changed the culture of teams and managers in the organization and where we succeeded and failed.
Abstract principles are easy however; practice is much more difficult – so naturally we will include several cases and examples to demonstrate how Toyota Kata works and how it differs from more traditional improvement methods.
Come along and be inspired and maybe even a bit provoked – chances are you will never look at improvement the same way again.
Implementing Agile and Lean principles in the context of innovation and IT has been Jesper’s work and passion for more than a decade. He has great passion for continuous improvement and is constantly trying out new principles, tools and practices to find better ways of delivering great solutions and make work easier and more enjoyable for everybody.
Jesper works with the entire value stream from C-level to individual team members and is equally at home mentoring the CEO and coaching the delivery team. Jesper runs his own company www.agileupgrade.com (http://www.agileupgrade.com/) and regularly speaks at local meetups and Agile and Lean conferences. He is a Kanban Coaching Professional, Kanban Management Professional and Accredited Kanban Trainer from LKU and has served as trackhost on numerous GOTO and QCon conferences. Jesper is the author of the two popular minibooks “Real Life Scrum” and “Priming Kanban”, which can both be downloaded for free at InfoQ.com.