Awarded the Shingo Prize for research excellence, Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise has become the standard reference for strategy deployment in lean and agile companies.

Originally published in 2006, a second edition is planned for release in early 2019. The new edition will contain

  • a discussion of A3 thinking, critical thinking and design thinking and how to avoid A3 “traps”
  • a discussion of True North and how to find it
  • a new case study drawn from healthcare
  • applications of hoshin to agile companies and lean startups
  • a discussion of how to use hoshin with Monte Carlo analysis for improved forecasts and risk management
  • guidelines for creating “balanced paychecks”
  • guidelines for embedding Toyota’s coaching kata in phase of the hoshin process