A3 Workshops (16)

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Lessons in A3 Thinking: What Porter Learned in Managing to Learn
Understand the work, thinking, and leadership behind the A3 process -- not only what goes into the storyboard boxes. More »
Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process
This workshop introduces the A3 management process and the way of thinking represented in the A3 format that capture the heart of lean management. Participants will be provided an overview of various forms and uses of the A3 format and will have an opportunity to create their own A3. Working in small groups, they will be able to read, discuss, and evaluate each another’s A3s. More »
Coaching for Development - Structured Coaching Using A3 Thinking
This workshop will take participants through a unique version of the A3 thinking process, modified to facilitate and foster personal development. We will also discuss key coaching and leadership skills that support developing others as problem solvers, and tips for how to use the personal A3 framework to anchor ongoing coaching relationship. More »
Problem Solving to Align Purpose, Process and People
This is an expanded version of our 1-day Lean Problem Solving workshop which is offered exclusively in our office in Cambridge, MA. More »
A Factory of One: Applying Lean Thinking to Improve Your Personal Performance
As lean moves out of the "tool age," leaders—managers, directors, executives— must invest more time in the critical work of lean leadership: going to the gemba to support value creators in their improvement work and coaching and mentoring teams to develop their problem solving capabilities. This ensures that all organizational processes continuously add value to customers. More »
Strategy Deployment and Alignment through Hoshin
This workshop will help leaders understand Policy Deployment as a process for "de-selecting" initiatives down to the ones the organization can really achieve while aligning them with company strategic objectives and deploying them down through the organizational ranks. More »
Lean Problem Solving
Harness the DNA of successful, sustainable lean implementations. You'll learn and practice the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) problem-solving method in this interactive workshop. More »
Change Agent Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders
Learn how to lead others to and through implementation of lean change activities by persuasion, influence, demonstration, negotiation, and teaching. More »
Getting the Right Things Done
A major problem in a lean transformation is taking on too many initiatives at once. Policy Deployment guides you in "de-selecting" initiatives down to the ones the organization can really achieve while aligning them with company strategic objectives. More »
Lean Leadership: Through the Transformation and Beyond
The purpose of this interactive one-day program is to facilitate a discussion with senior leaders about the challenges and obstacles they face implementing change relative to the Lean transformation. The program will address the roles, responsibilities and competencies of senior leaders that support the implementation of the Lean enterprise. More »
Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture: Connecting the “Product” and the “People” Value Streams
Process-improvement tools are important, but their ultimate effectiveness depends on the ability to develop the underlying culture of problem solving to support continuous growth and improvement. This workshop explores the foundations of Toyota’s unique culture and helps you develop an action plan to support the transition from conventional to lean culture. More »
Coaching Problem-Solving in Huddles and Team Meetings
If you are a leader, process owner, manager, or CI professional responsible for leading and coaching in huddles and RIE teams, this workshop will help you reach the next level of success, which depends on precisely identifying problems and using rapid experiments to uncover root causes. More »
Key Concepts of Lean
Designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of lean, based on the Toyota Production System (TPS), and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a Lean Enterprise. More »
Online Webcast Key Concepts of Lean
This comprehensive program will show you how to build a culture of continuous improvement and collaborative problem solving by aligning Purpose, Process, People, and regularly practicing the scientific method of PDCA. More »
Key Concepts of Lean in Healthcare
This two-day workshop, incorporating examples from many healthcare settings, is designed to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of lean, and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a lean healthcare organization.  Special emphasis is placed on balancing Toyota’s equally-important core principles of continuous improvement and “respect for people.  ” Practical steps will be presented for starting with lean immediately upon returning to your healthcare organization, as well as a way of thinking through a longer-term lean strategy for your organization. More »
Lean Fundamentals for Sales Organizations
This workshop is an expansion of lean concepts and tools for Sales practitioners, as well as the organizational leadership responsible for creating and implementing strategies. By discussing real problems and how to apply new concepts, participants will become better prepared to assess when, where, and how to leverage learning and problem solving techniques in their own specific circumstances. More »