Table 2

Improvement Kata steps

StepDescription
1. Understand the direction and challengeEstablish a clear improvement aim linked to an organisational priority.
2. Grasp the current situationUse various process analysis techniques to study the current state in detail.
3. Establish the next target conditionArticulate a series of target conditions for how processes should operate to achieve the overall aim.
4. Experiment towards the target conditionApply successive iterations of plan-do-study-act experiments to achieve each target condition and the overall aim.