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Achieving OKRs the Toyota Kata Way

Invented by the late Andy Grove, the founder and chairman of Intel, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are popular with product teams; whether in product companies or IT. Andy explained OKR in this two minutes video. Rather than being a form of documentation, OKR is a way to bring alignment to teams towards achieving stretch…

Causal Loop Diagram

Causal-loop-diagram is a Design Thinking tool that teams can use to create a shared understanding of how the various variables interact, leading to the existing performance. Teams calculate process-performance during grasping-current-condition step. This step helps the team to drive data, observations, and modeling of how the focus-process performs. Operating according to the desired-operating-pattern will generate…

Using Checklists

“History Is Just One Damn Thing after Another.” Winston Churchill Ralph Stacey , an organizational theorist, adapts Churchill’s quote by saying “An organization’s life is just one damn thing after another”. In the presence of complexity, failure can happen because of myriad of variables that unpredictably interact in an unimagined way. There is no guarantee…

Noticing the unexpected

This blog is about a starter-kata for daily counting of the results that do not match your expectations about various events. It is about clicking a mechanical counter when something happened that is different from what I expected. Kata Coach Gemma Jones published more detailed instructions in LinkedIn here. Below is a Run Chart from…

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Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family but this blog is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you!

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