GA 322 | Tailoring the Kata Model with James Newell

This week’s guest is James Newell. Ron and James explored the ways James has tailored the kata model to better suit different teams and industries. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires James (2:50)
  • James’s background (4:01)
  • How James is adapting the improvement and coaching katas (7:49)
  • Where James started (12:46)
  • The German influence (14:41)
  • Being open-minded (18:28)
  • The importance of adapting kata (22:16)
  • James’s final words of wisdom (27:41)

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