GA 188 | How to Understand the Components of Kata with Brandon Brown

GA 188 | How to Understand the Components of Kata with Brandon Brown

By Steven Bonacorsi

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GA 188 | How to Understand the Components of Kata with Brandon Brown

This week’s guest is Brandon Brown. Brandon provided us with a comprehensive breakdown of both the improvement and coaching katas, in anticipation of our upcoming kata course. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Brandon’s background (5:52)
  • The quotes that inspire Brandon (9:18)
  • About the Improvement Kata (10:44)
  • The challenge timeline (13:53)
  • Setting your target condition (18:03)
  • The obstacles (23:48)
  • Which obstacle to focus on (28:43)
  • The five questions (30:39)
  • The next step (34:11)
  • The second coach’s role (45:27)
  • The relationship between kaizen events and kata (52:15)
  • Final words of wisdom (57:50)

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.