The continuous improvement methodology of Kaizen was once closely associated with industrial and automotive manufacturing. That’s because the Kaizen philosophy originated in the Japanese auto industry and was then later adopted by technology manufacturers like GE and Motorola.
But if you’ve been hearing about Kaizen project management in other sectors over the last few years, you are not alone.
The principles of Kaizen can lead to continuous improvement in almost every industry. The approach is now widespread in healthcare, construction, software development, education, logistics, and everything in between.
You won’t learn everything about Kaizen in any one blog post, but we can lay out the fundamentals of Kaizen project management.