A Gemba walk (literally the real place where value is created) is going to the actual place to observe or understand. It’s a lean philosophy that reminds us to get out from behind our desks and spend some time where the real action occurs.

Regular Gemba walks to see the process, understand the work and ask questions demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement.

This talk will discuss how to conduct a successful Gemba walk that allows teams to objectively see what’s going on in order to make considered changes.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • What is a Gemba Walk?
  • Why, Who and When would you do a Gemba walk?
  • Plan you Walk: Tools, Techniques, prepare yourself.
  • Do the Gemba walk
  • Check your results and check for bias
  • Act: What's next and overcome bias
  • Test your observation skills

Learning Outcome

Session participants will learn how to observe objectively using Gemba walks

Target Audience

Agile or Lean practitioners or those that aspire to be

Prerequisite

Beginner knowledge of Lean principles

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