Improvement KATA in Software Development

March 02, 2021 | 07:00:AM - 07:00:PM CT

  • Lean and Six Sigma in a Continuous Improvement Culture

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Michael Crossen, CQE, CQA, CMQ/OE

Lean Enterprise Manager

Rockwell Automation

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Ravindra Mahangare, MS, SAFe SPC, RTE 

Release Train Engineer

Rockwell Automation

Improvement KATA in Software Development People who work in engineering and technical disciplines tend to be problem solvers. However, without a proper discipline around solving problems we will get stuck in a never-ending loop of trial and error with little progress and little learning. At Rockwell Automation we have found that the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach makes available such a discipline and using the Toyota Kata method for improvement and coaching provides the right framework, structure and environment for developing these skills. This session will provide attendees an example of Software Development program using KATA approach on a daily basis to achieve results for the customers. It started with a book discussion on KATA approach for Agile Product Development and how the team initiated KATA boards, scheduled daily meetings for improvement, weekly coaching and established regular cadence for target conditions and challenges that fit the Lean-Agile environment. This session will be targeted for those working in product development who are considering alternate methods for improvement, but also anyone else interested in alternate applications of KATA approach. CLICK HERE to complete the survey for Michael Crossen CLICK HERE to complete the survey for Ravindra Mahangare