GA 214 | How to Set a Challenge with Mark Rosenthal

GA 214 | How to Set a Challenge with Mark Rosenthal

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is consultant Mark Rosenthal. Mark shared some insights regarding the various components of Toyota Kata, including setting a challenge and determining a target condition. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Mark’s background (2:10)
  • An overview of the improvement and coaching katas (4:23)
  • Setting the challenge (8:10)
  • The importance of thinking beyond the numbers (12:41)
  • Setting your target condition (16:33)
  • The wording (21:08)
  • The number of experiments it takes (23:14)
  • Mark’s approach (24:20)
  • The big mistake Mark sees (25:29)
  • Target conditions for your OEE challenge (26:14)
  • An example of the power of scientific thinking (28:36)
  • The conditions under which continuous improvement may fail (31:01)
  • Who Mark would shadow if he had a time machine (32:15)
  • Mark’s final words of wisdom (35:03)

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How do you go about setting a good challenge? What’s your approach?

By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: May 10, 2018, 10:00 am

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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.