This is the place in the Roadmap where you begin to work in earnest on continuous improvement projects from the list you developed during the Assessment phase, and many other opportunities identified and documented during the Lean Leadership workshop sessions.
The goal for this phase of the roadmap is to begin delivering results through the implementation of some key projects identified during the Assessment Phase and during the Lean Leadership workshops.
To accomplish the goals of this phase, you will follow what is called the Kaizen method. More on this later, but Kaizen is a Japanese word that means “continuous improvement”. We will dedicate the majority of this lesson to the topic of Kaizen and to a proposed roadmap (no surprise there, right?) for conducting a successful Kaizen project.