Kaizen - Continual Improvement

Kaizen - Continual improvement philosophy in Japanese ... a system of continuous improvement in quality, technology, processes, company culture, productivity, safety and leadership.

Kai => change
Zen => good

Ref:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaizen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_improvement

http://www.valuebasedmanagement.net/methods_kaizen.html

http://www.graphicproducts.com/tutorials/kaizen/index.php

http://www.leankaizen.com/tag/overview-level/

The rule of thirds, team selection

Here is a quick tip for selecting team members for a kaizen blitz or rapid improvement event.

It's called the rule of thirds. The basic idea behind this rule is to choose team members based on the following split.

1/3 rd of the team should be people who have Day to Day association with the project area.

1/3 rd of the team members should have a Functional association with the project area.

1/3 rd of the team members should not be connected with the project area