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Online Hoshin Kanri Practitioner

What is Hoshin Kanri Practitioner?

Learn how the world’s best companies execute strategy.

Hoshin Kanri Practitioner is a course designed to teach leaders, change agents, and improvement practitioners “How to Implement Hoshin Kanri”. Hoshin Kanri is a superior approach for strategy deployment and execution. It combines strategy execution and continuous improvement methodologies into a complete business execution system.

The course provides a rare opportunity to learn from a Hoshin Expert / Lean Sensei, using best-practices, tools, tips, and tricks not found in the literature. It is ideal for individuals seeking career development, particularly those within organizations that require greater strategic focus, alignment, and execution capability.

Upcoming Hoshin Kanri Practitioner Program:

Dates: 16th May, 23rd May & 30th May (Three Sundays)
Duration: 12 hours Instructor-Led Live Online Training
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM IST (Sundays)
Fee: INR 20,823/- (including taxes)
Discount: (Limited 15% discount coupon codes – use HOSHIN15)
Certification: Globally recognized training accredited by Exemplar Global
Certificate validity: – Lifetime

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Innovation is rewarded, but the execution is worshipped.

The ultimate goal for any business is to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Many companies craft good strategies, but few execute them well. The main challenge is getting everyone aligned and working on what matters most.

Hoshin Kanri approach aims to ensure that insight and vision are not forgotten and ignored as soon as planning activities are over. It aims to guarantee that planning documents, once finalized, are kept alive and acted on daily, and not shelved as soon as they have been completed. It aims to prevent the daily quota of fire-fighting, unplanned ‘strategic’ meetings, and quarterly bottom-line pressures taking precedence over the really strategic plans.


  • Understand the key concepts of Hoshin Kanri
  • Learn how Hoshin is different from other strategy execution models
  • Discover how to develop organizational focus & context and find “true north”
  • Build the plan, cascade priorities, implement actions and manage non-execution
  • Hands-on simulations, exercises, and facilitation techniques to implement Hoshin Kanri
  • Leadership strategies to manage resistance and instill an ‘execution’ culture
  • Overview of ‘tools, tips & templates’ not found in Hoshin literature
  • Make new professional connections and have lots of fun!

Why Benchmark Six Sigma is suited to deliver this program?

Benchmark Six Sigma is number 1 for Hoshin Kanri in many ways.

  • Benchmark Six Sigma has been conducting Hoshin Kanri training as an in-company program for more than 5 years.
  • The count of business excellence professionals trained by us has now crossed 40,000. You can find a Benchmark Six Sigma certified professional in every large company in India
  • We moderate the largest Lean Six Sigma learning community (among top three forums in the world)
  • Here are 15 key elements that differentiate us from others

Offered as

a. Online Instructor-led
b. Public Training – Calendar Program
c. Corporate Program – Standard or Customized, Continuous or Knowledge Area wise

Who Can Benefit

  • Chief Strategy Officers & Executives
  • CEOs, General Managers, VPs & Operations Leaders
  • Lean / Continuous Improvement / Operational Excellence Managers
  • Lean Six Sigma Practitioners, Green Belts, Black Belts, and Master Black Belts
  • Strategy Managers / Change Management Professionals / Facilitators
  • Human Resource Professionals supporting senior leaders

Salient Features

  • Facilitated by Multi-Industry Expert
  • 16 Hrs of Instructor-Led Online Training
  • 24 PDUs for PMI credential
  • Globally Recognized Benchmark Six Sigma Certificate
  • Membership of largest Business Improvement Community

Training Package

  • Course Material Kit (Templates & Guides)
  • Examples and Exercises for Practice and Analysis
  • 16 hours of Instructor-Led Online Training
  • Exercises and submissions. (70% of assessment)
  • Online test to confirm understanding (30% of assessment)
  • Globally Recognized Certificate with lifetime validity

Content Outline


Part 1 – Foundational Topics

1. The Kaizen Philosophy

    • An Important History of Toyota and Kaizen
    • Traditional vs. Best-in-Class Companies
    • Innovation vs. Continuous Improvement
    • Creating an Improvement (Kaizen) Culture

2. The Executive Leadership Dilemma

    • The Ultimate Goal for C-Level Execs
    • Key Challenges and Issues to Overcome
    • Improving Today to Fuel Tomorrow

Part 2 – Intro to Hoshin Kanri

1. Overview of Hoshin Kanri

    • What Is Hoshin and What Does It Do?
    • Why Use It and How Is It Different?
    • Breakthroughs vs. Business Fundamentals
    • How does Hoshin Compare to Other Models?

2. Key Principles of Hoshin Kanri

    • The PDCA Approach in Hoshin
    • Learning to “Grasp the Situation” (GTS)

Part 3 – Planning

1. Building the “Macro” Plan (5-10+ Years)

    • Vision, Mission, and Values
    • Compelling vs. Modern Day Hoshins
    • The Leaders Role in Defining Reality
    • Exercise: Building Focus and Context

2. Defining Breakthroughs (3-5 Years)

    • Conventional Planning vs. Hoshin
    • Breakthrough vs. Daily Management
    • Making Your Strategic “Big” Bets

Part 4 – Deployment

1. Cascading Priorities (Annually)

    • Shifting from Planning to Deployment
    • Clarifying Objectives at all Team Levels
    • Accountability / X-Matrix – Good vs. Bad

2. The “Catchball” Process for alignment

    • Functional Leaders vs. Key Thinkers
    • Catchball through the Levels of an Organization
    • 4 Ways to Conduct “Catchball” Discussions

Part 5 – Execution & Review

1. Action Plans (APs) and Implementation

    • Prioritization and Sequencing
    • Conventional and KPI Linked Action Plans
    • Developing Strategy Experts using A3 Thinking

2. Managing Non-Execution

    • 4 Levels of Hoshin Review
    • KPI Definition Sheets & Bowler Charts
    • Countermeasures and Root Cause Corrective Action

Part 6 – Avoiding Pitfalls & Summary

1. Hoshin Leader Framework Essentials (Toolkit)

    • Secret to Build Authentic Relationships
    • Delivering Negative Feedback with Ease
    • Behavioural Styles & Effective Communication
    • Leading Effective Change Management

2. Close Out and Summary

    • Key Assumptions and Limitations of Hoshin
    • Role of the Hoshin Sponsor / Owner
    • The Effects of Change
    • Follow the”3 R’s” to Make It Happen

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    Hoshin Kanri Practitioner online programs with unmatched advantages

    What everyone offers


    Some / Industry Acceptance

    Some Project Practice

    Some Training Experience

    Benchmark offers More

    We started our programs in 2001 and most accreditations started later. We provide Exemplar Global accredited globally valid certificate.

    We guide participants through cases from different industry sectors which come from real experience in those organizations.

    What no one else offers

    The facilitator of our Business Analytics Practitioner Course is an International Expert on Business Excellence.

    Training methodology that has matured with modifications since 2007

    We integrated Lean and Six Sigma in our programs more than a decade ago.

    Training is the beginning. We engage members with 2 questions every week to facilitate ongoing learning.

    We provide additional coaching to our participants when they implement projects at their workplace.

    The facilitator has significant training experience in manufacturing as well as services.

    Use of multi-sensory approaches is our forte.

    We explain the linkages of Creativity with DFSS.

    A cross-industry platform for discussions available for a lifetime which has 53000+ members

    Well integrated program.

    The facilitator has conducted hundreds of programs.

    The training is rated as excellent by thousands of participants.

    You can expect the most engaging training experience ever.

    Free Excel based templates for all our participants.

    Access to online Calculators that can be used anytime anywhere


    Most frequent questions and answers

    Q1: How is this course different from Hoshin Kanri information available on the Internet?
    This course is designed to start where most ‘Hoshin presentations’ found on the internet finish.
    While you can readily find a good deal of information on hoshin and how it works, the content is generally heavy on theory, history and background with limited insight into how you actually implement it within organizations.  As an example, the term ‘catchball’ describes formal discussions to drive alignment, which is easier said than done, yet there is little to no information on how to effectively conduct it.
    This course takes you through a practical guide of how to implement Hoshin Kanri with specific tools and checklists developed over years of experience that are not found in books or the internet.
    Q2: Will I really be able to lead my team through Hoshin Kanri after taking this course?
    Yes. If you have leadership support and the platform to influence leaders within your organization – this course is designed for you.
    ​This course will give you the practical tools and approaches to facilitate your team through each of the phases of Hoshin Kanri – planning, deployment,  execution, and review.  It will go beyond the theory and show you how to truly drive focus and alignment within your team.  
    Moreover, you will get access to pre-designed templates, tools and checklists so you do not have to re-invent the wheel.  While each implementation is unique in its own way, you will have a ‘head start’ and know what to do if you encounter challenges in implementation.
    Q3: I am a Senior Leader/ Executive who wants to learn more about Hoshin. Is this course right for me?
    Yes – this course is especially for you!  
    ​A Hoshin implementation will never succeed without executive buy-in and support.  It is imperative you accelerate through the change curve of unaware, aware, understanding, believe, and act.  There is no single ‘lean practitioner’ or ‘hoshin expert’ who can replace what you bring to the organization when it comes to how the business should be run.  Your knowledge and understanding is crucial to success and this cannot be delegated.  
    The ideal formula would be for you to attend with your ‘chief facilitator / change agent’ or most senior ‘lean leader / professional’ who can make Hoshin Kanri a reality within your team. 
    Q4: My company is struggling in a changing marketplace. Can Hoshin Kanri help us stay relevant?
    The ultimate goal for each company is to build a sustainable competitive advantage.  In most cases, ‘how you will get there is clearly articulated through a company vision. But in reality – what most teams lack is an effective process to drive progress and action at every level to get them there.
    ​Every organization faces the same challenge of not having infinite time, energy, and resources to do everything.  It is critical they focus on the vital few versus trivial many programs and initiatives to achieve their long-term business goals and objectives.
    ​Hoshin Kanri is more powerful than other approaches to strategy execution because it provides a clear, visible cascade of long-term goals linked to short-term targets. More importantly, it makes the necessary distinction of work that drives ‘breakthrough’ (gets you closer to your vision) versus ‘business fundamentals’ (supports your mission)
    Q5: I want to learn more about implementing Hoshin. How do i know this is the right institution for me?

    There are many organizations that focus consulting efforts on building operational excellence and continuous improvement practices within a company.  Indeed, there are several institutions that have the necessary knowledge, experience, and capability to help you on your journey and should be explored.  If you would like our opinion on the matter, feel free to drop us an email.

    Q6: I am an seasoned Lean Six Sigma / Operational Excellence / Continuous Improvement professional. Should I still take this course?
    If you have several years’ experience leading Hoshin Kanri, this course will most certainly provide you with insights on how to improve your deployment.
    ​If you have spent most of your career leading or coaching teams and individuals in process-related improvements and efficiencies, this course will give you broader ‘business improvement’ strategies to help bring more value to your organization by enabling you to make a bigger impact.
    ​As most ‘process professionals’ grow in their careers, it becomes more important to ensure improvements are targeted to the ‘heart of the organization’  This is where Hoshin Kanri comes into play and serves as the next step in your career development.  

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