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This website is for educators interested in using Toyota Kata to teach scientific thinking, at the undergraduate, graduate and community college levels; in business schools, engineering, law, healthcare, etc. Click the menu buttons to find Toyota Kata materials from existing courses – such as slides, exercises, syllabi, photos, videos, questionnaires, articles, etc. All materials are freely downloadable and can be used and modified without permission. We add to this collection as new materials come in.
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As more and more educators utilize the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata practice routines in courses, there is a growing interest in sharing activities and materials. This way interested educators can see what others are doing and build on already-existing materials. That’s the purpose of this website.
We encourage you to share your Toyota Kata teaching materials, videos and photos here by contacting us at TKatUniversity@hec.ca.
Jeff Liker, University of Michigan
- Student Team Project Requirements
- Student Team Project Reporting Guidelines
- Example Student Team Final Report
- Example Student Team Final Presentation
Felix J. Brandl, Kevin S. Ridolfi, Gunther Reinhart
- Can we Adopt the Toyota Kata for the (Re-)Design of Business Processes in the Complex Environment of a Manufacturing Company ?
- The Problem with ‘Tools and Techniques’; Why Becoming a ‘Learning Organisation’ is Vital to a Successful Lean Transformation
Angela Deloise Pearson
Rick Fleming and Gary Kapanowski
Dr. William J. Harvey
- Toyota Kata : un levier pour instaurer une culture d’amélioration continue
- Toyota Kata – A lever to build a culture of continuous improvement
Johan Lilja, David Hansen, Johan Fredrikson, Daniel Richardsson
Özden Özcan-Top, Fergal McCaffery
Fernando Perez-Apaza, Andre Ramírez-Valenzuela, Juan D. Perez-Apaza
Nathan Proudlove, Joy Furnival
Smith IM, Bayliss E, Salisbury H, et al.
- Operations management on the front line of COVID-19 vaccination: building capability at scale via technology enhanced learning
James W. Stigler, Ji Y. Son, Karen B. Givvin, Adam Blake, Laura Fries, Stacy T. Shaw, Mary C. Tucker
Gilles Bélanger’s webpage click here and email address click here!
John Bicheno’s webpage click here and email address click here!
José Dinis Carvalho’s webpage click here and email address click here!
- Stratégie des opérations et amélioration des processus – syllabus
- KiC Slides and 5 Questions cards for grown-ups
- KiC Experimenting Form for grown-ups English and French
- Guide pratique du Kata d’amélioration et du Kata de coaching
- Mike Rother’s presentation at Rendez-vous Kata 2015 at HEC Montréal
- NEA Baptist Health System (A) : Building a Management System One Experiment at a Time
- NEA Baptist Health System (B) : Deployment of the Toyota Kata Practice and the Role of the Shepherding Group
- Handbuch für den Kata Coach (German language)
- Kata: Verbesserung zur Routine machen (German language)
- Lean, kata et système de gestion (French language)
- Lean Kata: de los procesos a las personas (Spanish language)
- Level Up Agile with Toyota Kata
- Toyota Kata
- Toyota Kata Approach – A Way to Mitigate Knowledge Risks in Start-Ups
- Toyota Kata Culture
- Toyota Kata Memory Jogger
- Toyota Kata Patterns to Help Teach Process Design: Applying a Project-Based Learning Model
The TK @ University website is hosted by the Healthcare Management Hub, a research and transfer centre located at HEC Montréal. HEC Montréal is a Business School offering internationally renowned management education and research. The School has been training future managers since 1907. It hosted the Rendez-Vous Kata in November 2015 and since, it has been offering classes on Toyota Kata at the graduate level and Executive Education. For more information, please contact us at TKatUniversity@hec.ca or reach out to Professor Sylvain Landry at email@example.com.