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Welcome to this shared space for A3 thinking, which we¹ve designed to be a resource for lean practitioners to ask and discuss A3 questions, share common problems, and work together on ongoing challenges. This area builds on a conversation about lean management that was launched by John Shook's book Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor, and Lead.
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Thread: Hoshin X Matrix A3 Example Needed
|Subject: Hoshin X Matrix A3 Example Needed|
|Message: Does anyone have a Hoshin X Matrix A3 that they could share with me? (template or real example)|
|Posted 8/16/2011 4:43 PM by Dave Kippen send a private message to this person|
|Comments (7) view all|
Message: Dear Dave,
I will shortly make a new posting to the A3Dojo to share an X-matrix example and template separately.
I call the X-matrix an A3X, to distinguish it from a strategy A3, which is essentially a team charter all on one page. The A3X is used to integrate multiple strategy A3s, which I call A3Ts (T stands for Team Charter).
The Japanese quality sensei Ryuji Fukuda (father of CEDAC or Cause and Effect Diagram with the Addition of Cards) is the source of the X-matrix used in the United States. Fukuda calls his version a Policies and Objectives or P/O Matrix (and yes it's printed on A3 size paper). You'll find many good examples of the X-matrix in Fukuda's book, Building Organizational Fitness (Productivity Press). In Fukuda's world, the P/O Matrix is used to integrate and track multiple CEDAC projects of strategic importance. Viewed as an information processing structure, Fukuda's integration of CEDAC projects is identical to the integration of strategy A3s by means of an A3X.
Posted 8/24/2011 6:00 PM by Thomas Jackson send a private message to this person
Please see my latest post (September 9), which includes my X-matrix template plus instructions.
Posted 9/9/2011 4:12 PM by Thomas Jackson send a private message to this person
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