Kaizen Events can bring people together from all levels of your company to tackle particularly knotty problems. Leaders or Agile Coaches can use them to help create and support a culture of learning by developing skills and emergent leadership. They are usually five-day-long events that include problem definition, research, data collection, brainstorming and solutioning, resulting in a plan.
In this session, not only will we tell you what a Kaizen Event is, but also show how an experienced leader or practitioner can put one together, and still get it wrong. We’ll share our learnings from our first Kaizen Event at FreshBooks, so that that you can avoid some of our mistakes. We’ll cover what a Kaizen event is, how you can benefit, and how to organize one. We’ll also share details like logistics, success metrics, messaging, problem solving and solutioning tools. Most importantly, we’ll be telling you what worked and what didn’t, so that you can successfully run your own Kaizen Event.