Posted by Greg Jacobson. The methodology is effective because it allows leaders to keep their eye on the long-term objectives that will change the game, without losing sight of the day-to-day improvements that can add up to significant benefits. Too often, the strategic plan gets lip service, but little else. X-Matrices are visualization tool made up of five sections.

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Lean Methods Group Mar The Hoshin Planning X ensures that all your activities are directly related to your Breakthrough Objectives. The X-matrix is a valuable tracking tool in the Hoshin Planning process that ensures all the activities of the organization are related to the achievement of the Breakthrough Objectives.

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Learn what a Hoshin Kanri X matrix is, how to read it and how to make the most of this tool for visualizing key strategic initiatives in Lean management. When implemented properly, it bridges the gap between strategy and execution by creating alignment and focus. The most popular way of implementing Hoshin Kanri is applying the X matrix. In the following paragraphs, you will learn what the Hoshin Kanri X matrix is, how to read it and how to get the most of it. The Hoshin Kanri X matrix template is a single page document that includes goals, strategies, strategic projects initiatives and owners.


Hoshin Planning and the X-Matrix: Parts and purpose

Everything we do is grounded in proven, research-based methodologies designed to ensure a highly collaborative experience that results in extraordinary, sustainable results. At the Lean Methods Group, we know that how you execute your strategy is influenced by how you develop it. It takes into account execution every step of the way, providing you with a systematic method of strategic planning and managing progress toward achieving your strategic goals. We use the seven-step Hoshin Planning process in combination with business development and innovation tools. Learn more about catchball in this video. What is your current state with respect to your vision, business planning processes and execution engine?

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