DevOps Continuous Learning Simulation through Improvement Kata – Pen Game

DevOps is a process of continuous learning and experimentation – John Willis

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Thriving in uncertain and competitive circumstances involves striving for something, not just waiting, reacting to problems that arise and trying to counteract entropy.

However, just communicating a vision and challenge to strive for may not be enough. It takes more than a goal and some positive attitude for an organization to succeed.

Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata helps to have a systematic and scientific way of achieving goals and meeting challenges that can be taught to everyone in the organization.

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Simulation

Without touching pen, using threads we need to draw Triangle on the paper.

Our focus is to make small improvements with each repetition. each repetition is about 5 min.

You will be provided with a pen and thread for this simulation.

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Apply Below DevOps Culture while drawing

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DevOps Improvement Kata 1

  1. Tie the thread to pen
  2. Every member will have thread which is tied to the same pen
  3. Without touching the pen and paper. draw triangle on the paper

Stop at 5 min, now lets analyse current condition, ask below questions

  1. What did you plan as your Last Step?
  2. What did you Expect?
  3. What Actually Happened?
  4. What did you Learn?

DevOps Improvement Kata 2

  1. Tie the thread to pen
  2. Every member will have thread which is tied to the same pen
  3. Without touching the pen and paper. draw triangle on the paper

Stop at 5 min, now lets analyse current condition, ask below questions

  1. What did you plan as your Last Step?
  2. What did you Expect?
  3. What Actually Happened?
  4. What did you Learn?

DevOps Improvement Kata 3

  1. Tie the thread to pen
  2. Every member will have thread which is tied to the same pen
  3. Without touching the pen and paper. draw triangle on the paper

Stop at 5 min, now lets analyse current condition, ask below questions

  1. What did you plan as your Last Step?
  2. What did you Expect?
  3. What Actually Happened?
  4. What did you Learn?

At the end of third repetition we notice we are improving on every repetition.

With repetition and positive experiences you can make the pattern of the Improvement Kata part of your everyday approach to goals and challenges

Reference/Further reading

Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results

 

 

 

 

 

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