Oscar Roche from the TWI Institute will run a hands-on exercise that introduces the scientific-thinking pattern of the Improvement Kata. After this session, you will be able to run and use the exercise yourself.
Scientific thinking is a basis for creativity and successfully pursuing seemingly unattainable goals. The Improvement Kata (IK) is a four-step scientific striving pattern that is practiced in many business organizations. It makes scientific thinking a teachable skill anyone can learn. The Kata in the Classroom exercise (KiC) has participants go through each step of the Improvement Kata pattern in a hands-on activity. Participants work in teams on a number of self-generated iterations to complete a small puzzle. Participants follow the Improvement Kata pattern to (1) face a challenge, (2) measure where they are, (3) establish a next goal and (4) experiment toward that goal in three-minute rounds.
The TWI Institute is a not-for-profit organization that resurrected the original TWI Program in 2001. TWI Institute has since become the global resource for TWI training, certification, coaching, networking, and education for the growing community of practitioners and trainers in the manufacturing, construction, health care and service industries. In 2017, the TWI Institute launched a new program that combines the proven methods of TWI with the emerging kata improvement and coaching methods. www.twi-institute.org
PRESENTER - Oscar Roche
Oscar Roche has worked in operations management with Fonterra, Golden Circle and Mildura Fruit Juices. He started his own business in 2000, focused on building the capability of people in reaching operational goals. Roche was trained by the TWI Institute in 2010 and has facilitated application of TWI skills with South Australian Health, DeBortoli Wines, Tatura Milk Industries, Warburn Estate, Vitasoy Australia, McWilliams Wines and others. The basic leadership of skills, JI ad JR in particular, are a foundation to most improvement projects that he facilitates across all industries or businesses.