Scientific Method and Kata

Scientific Method is the systematic observation, measurement, experimentation, formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.  The Scientific Method is the basis for the Deming Cycle (Shewhart) and Plan-Do-Check-Act.

  • Question
  • Hypothesis
  • Prediction
  • Testing
  • Analysis
  • Modify hypothesis, or Conclusion

Improvement Kata … repeated practicing a pattern to learn a skill and way of thinking, to become second nature, with little conscious effort. Examples: swimming, riding a bicycle. Mastery through repetition. For lean management …

  • Understand the Direction (target condition)
  • Grasp the Current Condition, and Obstacles
  • Establish the Next Step (next target condition)
  • Go See what we have learned
  • Iterate

Reminds me a lot of Evolutionary Operations by GEP Box.

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