The Kaizen Spirit (PDCA) Card

PDCA or Plan – Do – Check – Act The word “Kaizen,” if you break it down into its two Japanese root words, “kai” means change and “zen” means good. It’s not just about change or an iteration. It’s about making sure change is for the better, and that the change Continue reading The Kaizen Spirit (PDCA) Card

The WOW (Standard Work) Card


Growth Principle: Standards create the WOW therefore Standards have to be at the core of your growth strategy. SDCA or Standard – D0- Check – Act Standards are the most fundamental and misunderstood concept needed for growth. Your core values are the way you go about what you do and how you Continue reading The WOW (Standard Work) Card

The Reflection (CAP-Do) Card

CAP-Do Card

CAP-Do – Check-Act-Plan-Do If you want to take a deep breath, you must first exhale For any work, Design, Project, Sales and Marketing, I start out by using CAP-Do. CAP-Do should be our first step. Starting with Check is not a new phenomenon. I have 3 books on my shelf that have Continue reading The Reflection (CAP-Do) Card

The Exploration (Innovation) Card

Innovation Card

EDCA or Explore-Do-Check-Act.  I like to use this term; EDCA learned from Graham Hill to designate the Explore aspect of Lean. I view it as more of Design Type thinking content that allows for that collaborative learning cycles with a customer. We are capturing comments and/or suggested improvements to the card Continue reading The Exploration (Innovation) Card

Develop a Kaizen Spirit thru TWI

Lean Talent Development

A few weeks ago, I introduced the Lean Talent Development Matrix and had promised to follow-up with the description in more detail of the boxes. Instead of singling out each box, I thought the natural progression was to group the boxes and show the overall relationships in four quadrants. This Continue reading Develop a Kaizen Spirit thru TWI