How long is a Kaizen event?

Kaizen events do not last more than 4 ½ days (Monday morning through Friday morning) - see basic schedule below. There is a half-day pre-event meeting held two to six weeks prior to the event and 30, 60 and 90-day, 6 month and 1 year follow-up meetings.

Monday Tuesday wednesday thursday friday
  • Conceptual Training
  • Review charter
  • Map current process
  • Map current process
  • Measure and analyze current work process
  • Formulate process improvements
  • Continue to formulate process improvements
  • Create and map new process
  • Continue mapping new process
  • Establish standard work results
  • Document new standard operation
  • Present results and celebrate!

See Kaizen Event Agenda for more details.

Program Area
Lean Enterprise
Topic(s)
Lean, Kaizen

Printed from the Iowa Department of Management website on January 19, 2018 at 1:23am.