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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 2018. 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 imbedding Toyota’s improvement kata in every A3 dyad
  • a discussion of how to use hoshin to replace the annual performance review