In this installment of the Lean Strategy Video Series, we’ll talk about a template used in the concept of Hoshin Kanri called the “X Matrix“. While companies starts their effort to Hoshin Kanri, o lot is put in the emphasis of the X-matrix. While most people want to start with the X-Matrix, the A3 is a better tool to start with.
Show Notes and Approximate Time:
- 00:19 …Hoshin Kanri which is essentially a Japanese phrase or a lean phrase even, in Japanese, around really policy deployment or strategy building.
- 00:32 ..this (X Matrix) is a very specific template that has a lot of saddle nature to how its use that really start to connect resources, to the method, to the business conditions that you’re trying to influence.
- 00:54 My recommendation is this, don’t worry about the X-Matrix. Focus instead on, also another lean tool, as the A3.
- 01:16 Use the A3 form to really develop those very specific tactical plan.