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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute; 1st edition (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976315262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976315261
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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This is the 3rd hoshin kanri (strategy deployment) text I've read (on top of other readings). It's also the 2nd book by this author I've now read too. Having loved his "Lean Production Simplified" book, so much, I was somewhat disappointed by this book.

Pro:
+ Simple and easy to read
+ I liked his use of A3s, a topic that I have relatively little experience
+ There are interesting Socratic Method-style chapter summaries, phrased in the form of questions... nice touch
+ Good linkage to PDCA
+ Shingo Prize Winner (2008)

Con:
- No index at the back of the book (please add in next edition)
- A narrative, a style that while easy to read tends to be less informationally dense (contrast to Jackson's, "Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise").
- Limits topics to planning of goal execution like Bechtel did in "Management Compass"
- "True North" examples could be greatly improved in my view... all compasses point to magnetic North. If compass is an analogy for intuition then hoshin kanri methods help us find our way in spite of this strong, traditional/common pull to a similar, but ultimately divergent path.
- For me, offered too little on how the system might work

Bottom line: Strengths of this book may also be its weaknesses. Might be good as an introduction to hoshin kanri, but seems overly simplified to me and not to my taste. Perhaps expectations were set unrealistically high on my part given his brilliant text, "Lean Production Simplified." Hoshin is a tough topic to write about, and it still suprises me how deep this topic really is.
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Pascal Dennis covers the basics of strategy deployment extremely well. He explains the concepts, methods and tactics used by Toyota to maximize improvement. His extremely practical description of strategies "as stories that engage" and his clear explanations of similar concepts make the complex subject matter accessible to everyone. The book is easy to read and the words he uses are very effective. For example, when he explains how "translation" makes strategies "real" to employees at every level of an organization or when he describes the "Catchball" process as a "scrubbing" process where teams "toss ideas back and forth" to create plans that are realistic and acheivable. Mr. Dennis is a former Toyota employee and accomplished author. I find his advice highly credible and recommended his book.
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This book is full of good ideas on how to implement and develop a business strategy (or for that matter, any group project's strategy). It has many graphics that help push that idea. It presents the majority of the information as a story of a struggling company who hires a new manager that becomes the hero by changing the management climate (by refocusing priorities). The downside to it is that there is a lot of 'fluff' in the story and the story is idealized (all the workers seem too patient and open minded, the 'hero' that brings all these ideas to the business is 'too good' at his job, etc). The story, although it does provide a good example of how to use all the information in the book, really just acts as filler between the real nuggets of gold. The information is very good, the story is a little too much.
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In "Getting the Right Things Done" Pascal Dennis offers an introduction to Strategy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri). The book is written as a "novel" with plenty of information sidebars. It is clear and easy to read (a feature of Mr Dennis' books) - a brilliant introduction for the beginner. What is more, the book is packed with example "A3" strategy and action plans to give you a real feel for the system (with blank copies available to download). Interestingly, and in contrast to a number of lean consultants I know, Dennis suggests leaving organising into Value Streams until after the framework of Strategy Deployment is successfully implemented. This is to get people used to the PDCA structure before the upheaval of reorganisation, I guess. Not a bad approach, though, to my mind, Value Stream mapping and other tools will also provide lots of valuable input to the Strategy Deployment process, even if people aren't yet formally grouped into Value Streams.

Nevertheless, this book provides the ideal introduction to Hoshin Kanri in a clear, straightforward and readable manner. It is suitable for beginners at all levels in the organisation.
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I like the simple and friendly and easy to digest manner that Pascal uses to explain how Hoshin Kanri could be used. It can be a complicated system on the one hand, but Pascal proves it does not have to be. It takes skill to take this management system and make it easy to process. After reading this you will understand 100% the intent behind Policy Deployment. Other books teach the tools in great depth but the intent behind them is not all that clear. This book nails that aspect on the head. What Hoshin is trying to do for an organization.
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I have read a Turkish translation.
I have tried to implement ideas presented in the book in my factory.
It was difficult to convince and involve people around but I preferred a "my way or highway" method to make things happen.
Result was good, we have improved our flow, on time full shipment rate.
There was a better alignment than ever between satellite factory and headquarter.
This was my first touch to A3 method and I liked it. It requires a real dicipline to follow the method. Frankly in my personal business career I am trying to make my mind up for a certain problem but the display is not an A3 anyway.
Having KPI's are great, assessing performance by KPI's are easy but it is not enough to have KPI's to get the results.
The book has no point about "how to get result", it is all about "how to align"

I wish I was aware of The Goal at that moment in time, then I would have a better chance to get better and sooner results.
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